Fitrian Ardiansyah

Indonesia Country Directory, IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Fitrian Ardiansyah is Indonesia Country Director at IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative, having more than 17 years working experience in natural resource management and sustainable commodities, covering Indonesia, Australia and Asia Pacific. He is also a board member of PISAgro (Partnership for Indonesian Sustainable Agriculture), Sawit Challenge council member, Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020/World Economic Forum (WEF) Regional Council member in Southeast Asia, and a core-group member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM). In the past, he was Adviser and Program Director for Climate and Energy, WWF-Indonesia. He was one of the experts of the Indonesia Forest Climate Alliance (IFCA) and serving as a member of Indonesian Official Delegates to UNFCCC. Mr. Ardiansyah served also as an Advisory Board member of Asian Young Leaders Climate Forum, a technical expert member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), and a member of the Global Youth Forum on Agriculture Research and Development. Also, he was an active member of Criteria Working Group in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and a member of the Executive Board of RSPO. In Australia, he served as the Coordinator of Indonesia Synergy (knowledge network initiated by young Indonesian scholars from various universities in Canberra, Australia). He obtained a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Development from the Australian National University, Canberra and a bachelor degree at the Environmental Engineering Department, the Institute of Technology, Bandung.He conducted his doctoral research at the Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He has received Australian Leadership Award and Allison Sudradjat Award from the Government of Australia