Our Directors and staff have spent years serving small businesses, large corporations, governmental entities, and other public sector clients. Our methodology in our engagements follows a solution-oriented approach of analyzing the existing situations for problems and issues, communicating issues and recommendations to the client, and adding value through execution assistance.
Our Founders & Leaders
Agus Budiyono, PhD
MIT alumni class of 98 and 00. Agus received 4 degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from ITB and MIT. His 30 years of experience include 15 years in academia. While serving as a professor (Foreign Professor, KKU-Seoul, 2008-2015; A/Professor of Aerospace, RMIT Melbourne, 2015-2017), he actively engaged in different industries. Wrote 200+ papers and books (published by Springer) leading to startup activities in the US, South Korea, and Indonesia where he co-founded and advises more than 10 technology SMEs. He helped many corporations (BUMNs, private companies, and Small Medium Enterprise (SME) or UKM) nationwide while delivering 1000+ invited talks, seminars, and workshops worldwide.
MBA in Strategic Management & Accounting Degree from Gadjah Mada University. More than 25 Years of experience in Audit, Accounting, Finance, Business Development, and Strategic Planning, from various MNCs in Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, FMCG, Consulting, Engineering, Telecom, and Automotive Industries.
Joga Setiawan, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer
MIT Alumni class of 96. PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, MSc in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT, Cambridge, USA. More than 25 Years Experience in Research and Consulting Jobs in Aerospace Technology, Serving in academia for 14 years. He is the Lead PI for the Environmental Sensing Team for Disaster Mitigation as part of MIT-Indonesia Research Alliance (MIRA). He has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joga holds patents registered in Indonesia and the USA.
Firdaus Basbeth, PhD
Director of Business Development
IPMI International Business School Head of Graduate Study Program (2019 – present). She was a senior lecturer in strategic entrepreneurship in UMK Malaysia, and SBM-ITB.
Certified Lead Auditor in Quality Management System and trainer for QMS internal auditor in Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance until now. Published book for partial least square for structural equation modeling and run many workshops for students pursuing PhD degrees. She won four silver medals in the Carnival of Research and Innovation in Malaysia
during her service to UMK 2017- 209. She has 20 years of experience in various MNC as senior managers from her early career in Chandra Asri Petrochemicals, Leighton contractors, LRQA, SAI Global, Weatherford Oil & Gas, Akzo Nobel to capital drilling in Mauritius. She graduated from chemical engineering ITB. Her research interest in Strategy Management, Entrepreneurship, and social innovations. Founder of Mitra Strategy Utama Consultant Company and initiator of JBC to improve community literation.
Salim Mustofa, PhD
Director of University Engagement
Salim graduated from Ehime University Japan with Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees. He completed his PostDoc research at Fukuoka University in Japan. Salim has accummulated more than 20 Year professional experience and connecting & networking between education, industry, SME institutions from Japan & Indonesia. He is currently serving as a Visiting Professor at Fukuoka University.