My full name is AYUB DWI PRANATA JUNUS, born 1964 in Manado (North Sulawesi - Indonesia) where I had spent my childhood until studying at University of Sam Ratulangi. I now live in Jakarta, married and have 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 have professional qualifications in logistics & transport which qualifies me to membership of UK’ professional body, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.
My work experiences and leadership skills are evidenced by previously and currently working with 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, travel, security, trading and IT sectors and have a corporate holding company, PT. Junus Internasional to simplify the control of ownership, supervision and cooperation between all subsidiaries that one company can benefit from other company members.
The highest entrustment I have is the appointment as Head of 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 is 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 favorite quotation is: "If science is organized knowledge and wisdom is organized life, then art is organized beauty"
Wisdom is Organized Life - quoted by Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (1724-1804)
Science is Organized Knowledge - quoted by Herbert Spencer, British philosopher 1820-1903)
Art is Organized Beauty - quoted by Raoul Jean Josset, French-American sculptor (1899-1957)
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