Diah Yusuf , Ph.D
Diah Yusuf - Indonesia Entrepreneurship Development Enthusiast
Diah is very enthusiastic to involve and dedicate her time through many social communities and working with government project to develop SME in Indonesia since 2005, as well as develop her own business. She founded Indonesia Prima as a strategic business support organization with global network to developing accountable Indonesian enterprises which aligning with sustainable development for better life. The roles as a development centre for exploring, maintaining and leveraging entrepreneurial mindset, skillset and spirit for better life. Indonesia Prima provides continues improvement acceleration for entrepreneurs who are looking for best support for their optimum achievement including preparing connecting with investors. Diah also actively learned and completed several local and international entrepreneurial workshops and certification.
She holds Ph. D from Rai University India in 2022. The honoris causa doctorate given as appreciation for her dedication for empowering small medium enterprises globally.
She also as Business Consultant and Business Advisor for many business owner and organization in Indonesia and other country. She is certified as Business Advisor from GrowthWheel International (USA), Transformation Academy (USA) and Cherie Blaire Foundation (UK). Diah, also as SVP Asia Council for Small Business (Indonesia), Secretary General of Indonesia Council for Small Business (2020 – 2022), Director ICSB Womenpreneurs Indonesia (2021), Former Vice President for Community Empowerment International Council for Small Business Indonesia (ICSB Indonesia) 2018 – 2020 and as Former Board Member as Vice President for Partnership International Council for Small Business Global (ICSB Global) 2018 - 2020. The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is a non-profit organization devoted to continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business. Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide.
She also Chairwoman of Womenpreneurs Indonesia Networks (WIN) inaugurated and advisory directly by Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Republic of Indonesia, WIN is a platform for strengthen women in entrepreneurship, health and family harmonizing. In global organization, she also as a Vice President of India – Peru Business Council WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry).
Her contribution and strategic thinking on how to empowering Indonesia SME attracts one of the biggest Indonesian BUMN Companies to appoint her as Project Director for Buddy SMEs PT Telkom Indonesia, Tbk. and as a Vice Dean for Wonderful Start-up Academy, Tourism Ministry Program.
As entrepreneur, she is also leading several businesses in the health & beauty retail area, property industry, smart agriculture, sustainable aquaculture farming, also in social enterprises as the Founder and Chairman of the Indonesian Entrepreneur Festival, a yearly program for the Indonesia Development Entrepreneurship with the tagline #BersatuMenguat.
She also many invited as Public Speaker for National as well as International Event, she usually talking about Women in Entrepreneurship, SME Internationalization and Sustainability. She speaks on 64th ICSB World Congress, Egypt 2019 then 1st SME World Forum, Macau 2019 then Urban Campus, Mexico 2019, APEC Financing Opportunities Fair for Women-led MSMEs, Taipei 2019, 65th ICSB World Congress, Paris 2021 , World Marketing Forum 2021 and latest in Annual Women Economic Forum, India 2022 and many more
As Indonesia Presidency G20, she also speaks at officially W20 Forum, March 2022, she brings the topics of Financial Support for Women Ultra Micro and Micro Enterprise as Part of Economic Recovery and suggested points to be follow-up. Also, as speaker at officially B20 Side Event: Women in Business Action Council, June 2022, about Accelerating the Inclusion of Women MSMEs in the Global Economy.
Diah also as part of OGWE (One Global Women Empowerment) launched by B20 G20 Indonesia Presidency 2022, this platform will apply in all G20 countries.
Her contribution in global network broaden now and appointed as G100 Global Chair for Business Accelerator Wing. In her wing she will lead 100 Country Chair including Denim Club and connected with respected Global Chair in other sector. G100 is group of 100 Global Women Leaders with the vision to create an equal, progressive & inclusive environment for women worldwide and an empowered group of 100 women leaders from across the world, leading 100 global wings, supported by 100 He for She champions (Denim Club) and 100 Country Chairs for powerful advocacy, awareness & impact across governments and organisations for a gender equal future.
G100 Business Accelerator will Creating Women Friendly Entrepreneurial Ecosystem consist of AFF - the advisor, the founders and the funders
The mission is to support businesses with program of mentorship and advisory, supply chain resources, access to capital and investment network, to strengthening enterprises and developing global impact and sustainable growth.
She also as Director Women Economic Forum Indonesia 2022 and continue as Director ASEAN Women Economic Forum 2023.
She actively wrote Entrepreneurship Article in national magazines every month. She also contributed in ICSB MSME Report 2020 issued on UN MSME Day 27 June 2020 with 32 writers globally. Recently, with 5 colleagues from Egypt, Australia, USA, Argentina and French, she co-chair of Women Entrepreneurship Global Conference with ICSB Global (https://icsbglobal.org/weconference/), the conference was successful to inspiring women all over the globe and will continue to develop this activity and spread the impactful. Continuing as co-founder of Global FIVE (Female Innovative Vision on Entrepreneurship with colleagues from USA, Argentina, French and Egypt. Global FIVE network (Female Innovative Vision on Entrepreneurship) works to develop and promote a new approach to female entrepreneurship, joining theory with practice, providing a platform for women to exchange and share all aspects of their entrepreneurial journey thus aiming to address inclusion and equality to further achieve the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG5).
Now, Indonesia Prima have partnership with GrowthWheel International for global business advisory, and Bzns Builder Egypt, a business platform to pitch the investor. In start-up community, Indonesia Prima also have partnership with Rainmaking Innovation Taiwan for support Start-up both country and ASEAN, including match making with VC’s in the network. In 2020, Indonesia Prima also have cooperation with UN Women Indonesia to do coaching program for Women WeLearn Project. Indonesia Prima now working on preparing some program for Investor who willing to partnership with Indonesian SME Business, Indonesia Prima SME Investment Consultant and Accelerator. We provide curated Indonesian SME Business which already establish and having promising growth as well as knowing local market consumption and ready to scaling up. Most international businesses and investors know that modern Indonesia boasts a substantial population and a wealth of natural resources. But far fewer understand how rapidly the nation is growing. With this program, it will assist, coaching and monitoring the SME on behalf of the Investor for assure their optimum growth.