My name is AYUB JUNUS, born 1964 in Manado (North Sulawesi - Indonesia) where I had spent my childhood until studying at University of Sam Ratulangi. I live in Jakarta, married with one daughter.
I completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Port and Shipping Administration from Cardiff University (UK) in 1988 then continued to University of Plymouth (UK) and graduated with Master of Science degree in International Shipping in 1990. I also have professional qualification in logistics & transport which qualifies me as chartered member of a professional body, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.
Currently am doing research to complete my doctoral degree at the School of Strategic and Global Study of the University of Indonesia.
My work experiences and leadership skills are evidenced by previously & currently working to represent the foreign and local businesses, government-related and professional organizations in Indonesia at the country management and directorship levels.
I own and run businesses in maritime & transport-related, corporate travel, VIP security, trading, and IT sectors under the holding company of PT. Junus Internasional. I am also as local joint-venture partner of the Schulte Group to expand and represent their business interests in Indonesia.
The highest entrustment I have is the appointment and to lead the Honorary Consulate-General Office of the Republic of Latvia in Indonesia, initially as Honorary Consul from 10th December 2007 and became as Honorary Consul-General as from 6th July 2018. My duty and function are to perform representational and consular functions for the Republic of Latvia in accordance with the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the other law and regulation on Diplomatic and Consular Service.
On 30 June 2016, I was awarded with Latvian Foreign Minister’s Certificate of Merit for my contribution to facilitate political and economic cooperation between Latvia and Indonesia as well as providing substantial consular support for Latvian nationals and the strengthening the presence of the Republic of Latvia in Indonesia.
My other designations to include as: Representative of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) for Indonesia; Founder & Vice Chairman of European-Asian Chamber of Commerce (EACC); Chairman of the Association of Honorary Consuls to Indonesia (AHCI); Vice Chairman of East Asian Regional Committee of the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC); and Secretary General of Kerukunan Keluarga Kawanua (KKK).
My favourite quotes are:
"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another" (Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745)
"Wisdom is Organized Life" (Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804)
"Science is Organized Knowledge" (Herbert Spencer, 1820-1903)
"Art is Organized Beauty" (Raoul Jean Josset, 1899-1957)
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