Our Advisory Boards
Azwar Hasan- Chair of Board
I’m Azwar, the founder and chairperson of FBA. I truly love this organization and everyone in it. The people at FBA are driven by such great passion, they inspire me every day of my life. I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to be associated with them to implement small but concrete changes in our community.
I wish I could help more people every day of my life, and contribute something, as small as it may be, to make the world a better place, particularly where I live and work.
Prof. Eka Srimulyani
I am a lecturer at the institute of Islamic Studies in Banda Aceh. I have international research and academic experience, having completed my doctorate and post doctoral research in Australia and Europe.
I have been involved with FBA since 2007. I feel that I can bring to FBA my sensitivity and skills to focus on marginalized groups in our communities, especially women. My academic training and experience allow me to add an element of research to FBA’s work.
I’m particularly proud of FBA’s work for our focus on self-reliance, experience in micro finance and our underlying objectives to empower communities to eradicate poverty.
Dr. Nazamuddin Basyah Said
I am an economist. I have since 1987 been a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Economics, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh – Indonesia and of The International Center for Acehnese and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS), I did my undergraduate study at Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh (1986), then continued to a Masters degree at the School of Economics, University of the Philippines (1989). I earned my Ph.D in economics from Colorado State University at Fort Collions, United States (1996). I am also at present Vice Rector for External Relations, Syiah Kuala University, a member of Aceh Education Council and Chairman of the Trustee Board of the Aceh Institute.
I am a French national educated in Harvard Business School and Paris Business School (ESCP-EAP). I also have a Master of Law degree. I have 25 years of experience in management and finance in large multinational companies, mostly in Europe, USA and Asia. I have been living in Asia since 2001 (Singapore, Indonesia and China).
Through my professional activities and readings, I have developed a strong interest in business development in emerging market as well as poverty alleviation through profitable business models.
In 2007, having heard of FBA through Indonesian friends, I visited Aceh to meet FBA team members and better understand their objectives and challenges. During this visit, I was impressed by FBA’s values, principles and sense of achievement. Since then, I have been working with FBA to refine and adjust FBA’s vision, improve the profitability and sustainability of the micro-credit operation, and help launch a new activity.
I am currently working in Singapore, holding the position of Audit and Advisory Director for the Asian and European operation of a US multinational company. I am married to an Indonesian lady, and we have one daughter.
In my spare time, I like to write. I have published a book and written a play script.