Arian Ardie has an established reputation in strategic risk consulting, derived from a diverse array of engagements and projects. He has in-depth experience in counseling major investors in Indonesia since the early 1990s, as well as assignments in ASEAN, China, Japan, Europe and Australia. He has direct industry experience in the oil & gas, mining, energy and sustainable forestry sectors.
Arian’s Indonesia experience includes work as the Senior Consultant for social development on BP’s Tangguh LNG project in Papua, as Director of Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement for Asia Pulp and Paper and COO of a group of companies which provided logistic services and sustainable timber for the reconstruction efforts in post-tsunami Aceh and Nias.
He was the Team Leader for the Newmont Global Community Relations Review for Indonesia that evaluated and benchmarked operations of the Newmont Batu Hijau Mine against internal corporate standards as well as peers within the industry and relevant global standards.
He conducted a strategic review for Chevron Indonesia to evaluate the company’s public affairs and communications practices and provide recommendations on improvement of performance.
Arian has long been engaged in addressing the sustainability issues facing businesses in Southeast Asia’s resource sector, and he has worked extensively on community development and sustainable forestry programs in Indonesia’s outlying areas. He has also been active in developing the bilateral relationship between the United States and Indonesia, most recently as a principal on the @america public diplomacy project for the US Department of State.
He is a Governor and a Vice President of AmCham Indonesia, chairs its Power Committe and has been on the forefront of lobbying the Indonesian government to improve the investment climate for renewable energy, most notably the recently changed regulations which now open up investment in power plants of less than 10MW to all investors.
Arian did his graduate studies at Stanford University’s Food Research Institute, and has an honors degree in Economics from Santa Clara University, both in California, USA.