“You can’t talk about conservation to hungry people,” Jerry said, and that statement sums up the action plans of the foundation he chairs. In his current position, Jerry oversees all the activities and programs of Anambas Foundation. He’s making sure that we are improving the ecosystem in the Anambas archipelago of Indonesia, both underwater and terrestrial, while ensuring to lift the welfare of the community.

Jerry spent a big part of his professional career in development work, ranging from lifting people out of poverty with the World Bank, to improving the nutrition of impoverished children and pregnant mothers with the United Nation’s World Food Programme.

Before joining Anambas Foundation, Jerry got an opportunity to consult major corporations in Indonesia to strengthen their sustainability strategy, make their practices safer for the environment and in line with the government of Indonesia’s ambition to reduce its carbon emission.