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.
Annis has spent most of her childhood in the Netherlands. As a graduate from political science, Annis has developed her interest in specific issues, such as environmental politics, political budgeting, and Latin-America studies. Her interest in the mentioned issues has inspired her to write her bachelor thesis on social movements during the post-military regime in Brazil regarding the construction of a mega-dam building.
Okky was born in Wakatobi, South East Sulawesi. Her first introduction to the media occurred when he was only 5 years old. Accompanied by her father, she learned to spell a newspaper headline highlighting the former President Soeharto’s speech. She spent most of his student’s life in Makassar and Jakarta.