Verlyana Hitipeuw has experience in strategic planning, project management, and communications – experience she started building while studying at the University of Indonesia.
While pursuing her master’s degree, she wrote her thesis on the implications of political and economic pressure on journalists in Indonesia. Several institutions supported her field research in Jakarta, including the two biggest journalist associations in Indonesia – the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Association of Indonesian Journalists (PWI). The thesis was then completed with distinction.
In addition to her master’s study, Veve attended two international summer courses in Germany – one on globalization and politics in 2008 in Kassel, and one on German culture in 2005 in Dresden.
Veve started her career before she even graduated, working as the media program officer at the Indonesia Representative Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the largest and oldest German political foundation. While there, she oversaw the design and implementation of media development and public relations projects.
Veve has held internships at the Indonesian Newsroom of Deutsche Welle and at the United Nations Environment Programme. In addition, she worked at the Global Media Forum, an annual international conference organized by the Deutsche Welle and the city of Bonn. She later worked as a freelance translator before joining Kiroyan Partners in 2014 as Senior Consultant then in December 2018 she has promoted as Principal Consultant.
- Bachelor’s degree in Humanities Sciences, Department of German Studies at Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Master’s degree in International Media Studies, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, University of Bonn, and Deutsche Welle Academy, Bonn, Germany
other team members
Born in Bandung, Michello spent most of her childhood in Medan. Her keen interest in social and political issues, was initially triggered by her active involvement in English-debating competition during high-school. She earned her bachelor degree in social and political sciences, majoring international relations from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung and entitled in cum laude.
Fery has passion and first-hand experience in project management, program development and strategic planning. Born and raised in an idyllic coastal town West of Sumatera, Pariaman, he received a once-in-life time opportunity to study and live in the US during a high school year through AFS.
Growing up in Bali and Jakarta but spent his high school years in Yogyakarta, Beringin has been exposed to different cultures since early age. He was raised in a multicultural, multiethnic and multireligious family with a strong belief that diversity is a strength that must be embraced.