Yonata “Joey” Syarief has more than 15 years of experience in program management, financial management, and grant making, for emergency and development programs.
Prior to joining GGGI, Joey served as the Deputy Director for Finance & Administration for the Indonesian International Education Foundation and Wildlife Conservation Society where he was responsible for planning, directing and supervising the overall financial and administrative functions including business development.
Joey was also responsible to overview grants performance to support effective decision making and promote strong financial control to grantees when he was working with The Asia Foundation as Grants Team Leader. Before that, Joey was the Operation Director of USAID-Agriculture Competitiveness Service Program in Zimbabwe, where he oversaw all aspects of the program’s administrative, financial, grant and subcontract administration and assisted the Chief of Party in determining program strategic planning. Joey had also served as an Operation Manager of the $14 Million, USAID–funded Orangutan Conservation Services Program (OCSP) in Indonesia. He started his development career with the Catholic Relief Services where he spent 6 years in grants, finance, and budgeting. Prior to development works, he worked in South Sulawesi as an Operation Auditor for a mining company.
Joey has a Master’s degree in Development Studies and actively participates in promoting orangutan conservation program in Indonesia. He always believes that he is going to be the next Indonesian Idol with his delightful voice and dancing skills.