Ivan A. Sandjaja received his Diplom Ingenieur in Chemieingenieurwesen (Chemical Engineering) from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany before he received his degree in Bio-OrganicÂ Chemistry from the University of San Diego, USA. He began his career as a lab. Technician in a chemical industry in the late 1990s before he becameÂ the Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer of an Anglo-German chemical manufacture based in Germany in 2000. To enhance his business skills, he joined a course in business administration, acquired through Cognis College Program in Dusseldorf, GermanyÂ including study sessions at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China and INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France. He has worked in many placesÂ in Asia and Europe before he became a professional management consultant for local and family managed enterprises starting in 2005. He began his career as an academia in 2008 as the headmaster of one of the largest and most renowned Christian International School in Jakarta as well as an Adjunct faculty of the PERBANAS Institute before he joined the team of the Ciputra University in 2011 as the Executive Adviser to the office of the Director of Academics. Starting in 2013, he was moved to Jakarta to lead the Ciputra Incubation program and the Office of International Relations of the Ciputra Entrepreneurship Foundation. He was named the Managing Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Indonesia in January 2019 whose mission is to help grow and mature the Indonesian entrepreneurship ecosystem.