Leony Aurora is a communications expert, combining over 15 years of experiences as a communications strategist, researcher, journalist, and facilitator with her knowledge and passion in finding the way forward for sustainable development in resource-rich emerging economies. Through her projects, she has worked with various government agencies, donors, intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, and the private sector.
Leony has led several studies to understand consumers’ perception on sustainable palm oil and urban youth’s views on forests and deforestation in Indonesia. She also has developed various communications strategies, products, trainings and events, as an independent consultant, Sustainability Communications Manager for Daemeter Consulting, and Communications Specialist for Asia at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). As a journalist, Leony worked for The Jakarta Post and Bloomberg News, specializing in energy, mining, and environment coverage. Leony holds a Master’s degree in Environment, Society and Development from the University of Cambridge, UK, for which she received the Chevening scholarship from the UK government.