Oka Simanjuntak

ACICIS Business Professional Practicum (BPP) Academic Program Officer

Oka Simanjuntak has over 23 years of work experience internationally including in the USA, Brunei, Australia and Indonesia, working for several global organizations. Currently, Oka serves as the Chairman of the Australian Mining Infrastructure Resources and Energy Chamber Indonesia, and the CEO of IBD International- a business incubator for a tech-startup and a specialized engineering firm. 

He was the immediate past Trade and Investment Commissioner of Indonesia for the Trade and Investment Queensland. In this role, he developed and managed high-level relationship with the key industry sector as well as the government to advocate in favour of Queensland companies. Before that he worked for Orica Mining Services Indonesia leading the SEA major accounts team including the mammoth Freeport and Newmont Batu Hijau accounts in Indonesia. Prior to that Oka worked for Leighton Contractors Indonesia as the Senior Business Development Manager, a member of the executive committee, leading the Jakarta team in new business covering mining and civil infrastructure. At the Australian Trade Commission and the IFC – World Bank Group, Oka worked in the resources and infrastructure sector by helping develop conducive trade and investment climate to attract foreign companies to invest in major projects in Indonesia.

Oka completed the Executive Education Program in 2019 and will be joining the Post Graduate Diploma class of 2020 at the MIT Sloan School of Business, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawai’i in the USA.