Mardian Marsono

Biography
Mardian has developed his expertise in community development, stakeholder engagement, public relations and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through combination of professional career, academic training and consulting experience in the last 10 years.

These substantial experiences have enabled him to grasp in-depth familiarity with the intersection of business, social and environmental dynamics particularly pertaining to extractive and natural resources based industry. While pursuing his master’s degree, Mardian wrote his thesis on the integration and implementation of human rights imperatives in the CSR policy and practice at gold mine operations in Eastern Indonesia.

Experience
Mardian started his early career in PT Indominco Mandiri, a coal-mining subsidiary of PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk. Commencing as a community relation officer, he amassed hands-on experience working with various layers of stakeholders. During his tenure in the company, he undertook part-time internship at the CSR International. After working for 6 years holding a middle management position, he decided to further pursue a postgraduate study in New Zealand.

While in New Zealand, Mardian has held position as Research Assistant at the School of Environment and Geography in the University of Auckland and Indonesian Language Teacher at Euroasia Language Academy. He also engaged in societal contribution as Chairman of the Auckland Indonesian Postgraduate Student Community and the Presidium of Auckland Indonesian Society.

After returning from New Zealand, Mardian dived into CSR consulting industry undertaking a Project Manager position at PT Interdev Prakarsa. This role allowed him to broaden his experience in CSR and stakeholder engagement area in diverse sectors including power plant, chemical, banking, oil and gas throughout Indonesia.

In February 2016, Mardian joined Kiroyan Partners team as a Senior Consultant.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Semarang State University, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Master of Arts in Development Studies, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, funded by the New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards (NZAS)

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