Ex-Indosat Ooredoo President Director Alex Rusli Becomes Advisor at Fintech Startup Danacita
Danacita, a fintech startup providing education financing solutions, appointed Alex Rusli as Danacita’s advisor. The former President Director of Indosat Ooredoo joins other names on the advisory board, such as Gita Wirjawan, Prof. Roy Sembel, and Ismeth Wibowo.
“We are very pleased to have Pak Alex join as one of our Advisors at Danacita. His support and input will help Danacita grow even more rapidly to serve all the education financing needs of the Indonesian people,” said Ketty Lie, Co-Founder at Danacita.
Ketty also highlighted Alex’s experience in various sectors. According to him, it will be very valuable for the company.
Alex Rusli holds a PhD in Information Technology from Curtin University of Technology in Australia. In addition to his position at Indosat Ooredoo, he was a Special Staff at the Ministry of Communication and Information and the Ministry of SOEs. Now, he is more active as an advisor and board in digital companies in Indonesia.
“Education is the most important thing to support the future of a nation in achieving the expected goals,” said Alex.
Alex hopes that Danacita’s role as a provider of educational financing solutions (fintech startups) can make a better contribution to the development of education in Indonesia.
2020 Census Results
The results of the 2020 Population Census state that 65% of the population in Indonesia is a junior high school graduate and only 8.5% have graduated from college.
This uneven level of education is caused by the economic challenges that prospective students still often face to pay for their education costs.
This situation encourages Danacita to continue to innovate and provide financing options that suit the needs of Indonesian students.
With the slogan “Smart Solutions for Tuition and Course Fees”, applications for education financing can be done quickly and easily, online.
Danacita has been operating in Indonesia since 2018 and is licensed and supervised by the Financial Services Authority (OJK). Danacita is also a member of the Indonesian Joint Funding Fintech Association (AFPI) and is ISO 27001 certified.
Former Minister of Communication and Information Becomes Chairman of the Indonesia Fintech Society
As previously reported, the former Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Rudiantara was officially appointed as Chair of the financial technology (fintech) and digital economy policy discussion forum, the Indonesia Fintech Society (IFSoc).
The change in the position of IFSoc Chair is carried out considering Mirza Adityaswara, was elected as Deputy Chair of the Financial Services Authority (OJK) for the period 2022 to 2027.
Quoting the broadcast per IFSoc, Tuesday (26/4/2022), the election of the chairman was held in a thanksgiving and breaking fast with the Steering Committee and IFSoc Organizing Committee which took place in Jakarta, 21 April 2022.
In this activity, all IFSoc participants, through a discussion led by the Steering Committee and also a senior economist at CORE Indonesia, Hendri Saparini, agreed to elect Rudiantara as Chair of IFSoc.
The elected chairman of IFSoc, Rudiantara, in his remarks, said that there are three main forces that have made IFSoc to be what it is today.
First, each member of the steering committee and organizing committee has extraordinary capabilities that complement each other in their respective fields. Second, each member of the Steering Committee has the trust of external stakeholders.
Then third, said Rudiantara, is the ability of public communication that is well received by the community so that IFSoc can provide recommendations to stakeholders in a more balanced manner.
“I will continue this IFSoc by running the organization in a balanced manner because we have extraordinary resources that can complement each other,” said Rudiantara.
Furthermore, according to Rudiantara, IFSoc’s writings in the mass media are well heard and can be used as a reference for regulator policies in making better and forward-looking policies.
“It is this ecosystem bridge that we must take care of properly,” said the Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia from 2014 to 2019.