Ismid Hadad

Ismid Hadad

Synergos Senior Fellow & Chairman, Association of Indonesian Philanthropy

Ismid Hadad is Chairman of Perhimpunan Filantropi Indonesia, or the Association of Indonesian Philanthropy (PFI), an independent non-profit institution committed to facilitating the interests of the Indonesian philanthropic community.

Prior to joining PFI, Mr. Hadad was the executive director of KEHATI ”? the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation, a grant-making institution he helped found in 1994. KEHATI's mission is to support and facilitate endeavors of professional organizations and community groups to acquire rights and self-reliance for conservation, sustainable and equitable use of biological resources by means of collaborations at local, national and global levels. The foundation also supports efforts for policy reform and law enforcement advocacy at all levels.

Mr. Hadad is an economist and institutional development expert with over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of governance, social communication, capacity building and environmental management. Before working with environmental NGOs, he spent several years in the private sector, where he was the president and managing director of PT REDECON and PT INDOCONSULT, respectively.

In the international arena, Mr. Hadad was the organizing host of the 4th Preparatory Committee Conference for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Bali, and a participant at the World Summit in Johannesburg in 2002. He was also an advisor on the Extractive Industries Review, a worldwide multi-stakeholder consultation process to review the policies of the World Bank Group in the oil, gas, mining and other extractive industries.

Mr. Hadad currently serves on the Executive Board of the Indonesian Eco-labeling Institute, the Indonesian Foundation for Sustainable Development, and the Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics, three of the leading environmental and developmental NGOs in Indonesia. He also serves as chairperson of the national steering committee for the Leadership in Environment and Development (LEAD) Program in Indonesia, which is part of the international LEAD network.

Mr. Hadad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Christian University of Indonesia in Jakarta and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (USA). He is also a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (USA) and received a senior fellowship from the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program in Philadelphia, USA.

The Association of Indonesian Philanthropy (PFI) aims to foster the interests of philanthropists, including the giving, managing/channeling/intermediary, and receiving sectors. PFI’s vision is to promote philanthropy and its positive impact on the nation’s sustainable self-sufficiency, and it organizes its activities around education, information, advocacy and facilitation.