I was born in 1964 in Manado (North Sulawesi, Indonesia), where I spent my childhood and studied at the University of Sam Ratulangi. I am married with one daughter and live in Jakarta.
After attending Central London College's professional diplomas (1986-1987), I continued to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Port and Shipping Administration at the Cardiff University (UK) in 1988, then further studied at the University of Plymouth (UK) and graduated with a Master of Science degree in International Shipping in 1990.
I am a 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 Studies at the University of Indonesia.
I own businesses in the maritime & transport-related, corporate travel, VIP security, trading, and IT sectors under PT. Junus Internasional, as the holding company. I am also Bernhard Schulte Group's local joint-venture partner in Indonesia to expand and represent their business interests.
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 an Honorary Consul-General from 6th July 2018. My duty and function are to perform symbolic and consular functions for the Republic of Latvia by the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the other law and regulation on Diplomatic and Consular Service.
On 30th June 2016, I was awarded the Latvian Foreign Minister's Certificate of Merit to facilitate political and economic cooperation between Latvia and Indonesia and provide substantial consular support for Latvian nationals and strengthening the presence of the Republic of Latvia in Indonesia. In 2017, FICAC - World Federation of Consuls presented me with the Award of Merit for my contribution and dedication to the organization.
My current designations include as Representative of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) for Indonesia; Founder & Vice Chairman of European-Asian Chamber of Commerce (EACC); Vice-Chairman of East Asian Regional Committee of the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC); Secretary-General of Kerukunan Keluarga Kawanua (KKK); and Chairman of the Diakonia Foundation for the Protestant Church in Western Indonesia (GPIB).
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)