General Affairs & Operations Officer

Purnama Graha is an environmental activist in the field of conservation of Herpetofauna and applied meteorology alumni of the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). Purnama has three years of working experience prior of joining the SCOPI Secretariat. In 2018, he joined the Republic of Indonesia's Badan Restorasi Gambut (BRG), an ad-hoc agency formed by President Joko Widodo in 2016, as the staff of Deputy of Research and Development. In BRG, he was responsible for preparing the draft budget for official travel, preparing reports and coordinating with relevant Government agencies, universities, NGOs and community groups. Previously, Purnama worked as an Observer for Workload Analysis at PT. Angkasa Pura 2 (Persero), as a Tatabatas Surveyor at PT. Humus Benua Energi, and Surveyor Herpetofauna at the Center for the Reclamation of Mining Studies of IPB.

Purnama obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in IPB in the field of Applied Meteorology with additional specialization in Information Systems. In addition, Purnama had also been active in various student organizations such as the Student Activity Unit of the Fauna Conservation Union (UKF) IPB as the leader of the Herpetofauna Research Team at the UKF IPB Global Expedition in Ujung Kulon National Park - Banten (2014). He also acted as the Liason Officer to the Herpetofauna Research Team (2015-2017), Head of the Herpetofauna Research Team of the UKF IPB Boundary Expedition in Laut and Sekatung Islands, Ranai, Riau Islands (2015), Head of the Herpetofauna Division of the UKF IPB (2016), and the Chair of the New Member Diklatsar (Metamorphosis XV) of the UKF IPB (2016), Chair of the Business Funds Division at the UKF IPB activities. Additionally, Purnama was also the Chairperson of the IPB Oceanography Fieldtrip (2014), Herpetofauna presenters at Tarasalvia Nature School Activities (2016), Herpetofauna presenters in upgrading activities for the Indonesian Snake Foundation Sioux Foundation (2016), presenters of the Gibbon Research in IPB (2016).

Purnama enjoys travelling to various ecotourism places or National Parks. In addition to enjoy the landscape, Purnama loves to observe wildlife (especially the species of Herpetofauna). His other hobbies include automotive activities on Vespa two-wheeled vehicles.

Deputy of Executive Director

Paramita Mentari Kesuma had more than 15 years of working and organizational experience as a professional in strategic programme management, stakeholders engagement, administrative & project management, and sustainable development issues across private sector, NGO and Government agencies.

Mentari had served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of the Peatland Restoration Agency of the Republic of Indonesia/Badan Restorasi Gambut Republik Indonesia (BRG), as a consultant from CLUA/UNDP/UNOPS (2016-2019). BRG is a new ad-hoc Government agency established in 2016 by President Joko Widodo with a special mandate to coordinate & facilitate peat restoration efforts in 2.000.000 hectares of peatland in 7 priority provinces until 2020. Previously, she worked for WWF-Indonesia as the Corporate Engagement Officer, Deloitte Indonesia, Bank Indonesia (intern), and a volunteer at Rumah Sehat Garut and Koperasi Asgar Alam Sejahtera.

She won the “Miss Indonesia Earth- Water 2008” title, and worked with the Miss Indonesia Earth Foundation (2008-2009). She also had won the “None Favorite Jakarta Kepulauan Seribu 2005” title, and worked with the DKI Jakarta Province Tourism Office (2005-2010). Additionally, she was a host of “Jejak Petualang”, an eco-travel show of Trans7 TV.

She had a Master of Management in Applied Finance degree from BINUS Business School (Jakarta, Indonesia) and a double-degree on Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Economics from Curtin University of Technology (Perth, Australia) and BINUS International University (Jakarta, Indonesia). She was also a full-scholarship recipient from Singapore International Foundation and Methodist Girls'​ Secondary School in Singapore.

Mentari is the recipient of BINUS Leadership Excellence Award 2011 from BINUS University and a LEAD Foundation Fellow on Green Economy in 2010. In her college & secondary time, she was elected by her peers as the Vice President of the BINUS University Student Committee  and the Social Secretary of the Junior Common Room Committee of the Nanyang Girls' Boarding School. In 2014, her first book titled "Menyingkap Cahaya Mentari", a motivational islamic book, was published by Rausyan Fikr Press.

Mentari enjoys spending time with her two kids, scubadiving, travelling, writing, painting and photography.

Program Officer

Iyat Hamiyati graduate from IPB University as Magister Sains of Fishery and Marine, previously she worked as facilitator in several different regions in Indonesia as Program Officer at Pokja Papua from 2016-2018. One of her tasks was to provide training to Papuans indegenous tribe to integrate themselves to modern economy. Its main activity covered activity of Bina Petani Kopi Papua at 5 different Districts, namely Puncak Jaya, Jayawijayam Dogiyai, Deiyai, and Paniai.

She also worked at Destructive Fishing Watch in 2015-2016 as facilitator for Sekaya Maritim and PRAKARSA program that focuses on the development of Indonesia smallest outer islands. The work had awarded her as receiver of Australia Award Fellowship-Monash University with specific theme “Empowering Women for Sustainable Development of Indonesia’s Aquatic Living Resources”.

She is an active writer for both scientific journal and other kind of literature. One of her work titled “Biological reproduction aspects of jaguar guapote (Parachromis Managuensis) in Penjalin Reservoir Brebes-Central Java, Indonesia” was published in Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Science.


Executive Director

Veronica Herlina works profesionally in coffee since 2008 while before that she worked in F&B industry, Mining, Property and also had experiences in export import worked as well.

In coffee, she has been helping coffee stakeholders to handle specialty and sustainable coffee activities in Indonesia for quite long time and she organised the launch of the platform named SCOPI (Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia).

With more than 10 years of experiences in private sector and coffee association proven to become one of her assests to better understand whole chain of coffee industry and different actors involved and to create activity and program to support coffee sustainability in Indonesia.

Working in coffee organization is part of her passion for coffee and involvement in organisation poses challenge of its own for her. She was former Executive Director of Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) until late 2014 and since May 2015 She is the Executive Director of SCOPI unti now.


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