Wempy Dyocta Koto
Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 05
I was referred to THNK by Lisa Ring van Eek.
Named by Fortune as one of Indonesia's "40 Under 40", I am the Chief Executive Officer of Wardour and Oxford and Venture Capitalist at Systec Group. With fifteen years of international experience, I have lived in London, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Jakarta working on advertising, marketing and business development assignments for American Express, Microsoft, Sony, Citigroup, SAP, Samsung, BP and Lenovo. I have worked for Young & Rubicam, OgilvyOne WorldWide and Wunderman, rising to become Global Business Director based in the United States.
I serve as a judge in entrepreneurship competitions, guest speak at universities and hosts "The Inspiration Sessions". I was awarded Asia’s highest entrepreneurial accolade - the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and was named by the United Nations award-winning communications agency Strategic Objectives as one of the world's 200 leading social CEOs, in a list led by Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and Richard Branson.
I serve as the Vice Head of Entrepreneurship at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, directly responsible for enhancing the national entrepreneurial ecosystem. I am also the Strategy Director of the APEC Summit, the region’s most important annual event, bringing together the world's Presidents, Prime Ministers, Chairs and CEOs to discuss political and economic affairs.
I believe that governments create borders and that entrepreneurs erase them. I am in a race against myself to discover, construct and diffuse the world’s greatest ideas, and erase economic borders to solve global problems. I serve as chairman and adviser to startups including Kalibrr, touted by Tech in Asia as “one of Asia’s 7 startups impacting the 99%”. Together with Pierre Omidyar - the founder of eBay and Paul Graham of Y Combinator, I serve on Kalibrr’s investment and advisory board.
I hold a Master's in International Studies from the University of Sydney.