Mrs Risa Bhinekawati

MBA, ANU; MIPP, George Washington University; PhD Scholar, ANU
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Business And Management 1503
  • Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement 150303
  • Human Resources Management 150305
  • International Business 150308
  • Organisational Planning And Management 150312
  • Policy And Administration 1605

Research interests

Corporate Social Responsibility; Community Engagement; Social Capital; Corporate Sutainability; Sustainable Value Creation


Risa Bhinekawati is an Indonesian citizen who is very passionate about improving democratic governance and sustainable development in Indonesia and other developing countries. She has more than 17 senior leadership experiences in various organizations including Unilever, Ericsson, Danamon Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Indonesian Telecommunications Society.

Risa holds a BA in Economics from the University of Indonesia; an MBA from the Australian National University, an MIPP in International Policy from the George Washington University.

Professionally, Risa’s work on the environmental protection and community development won prestigious recognitions. Her Danamon Go Green program became the runner-up of BBC World Challenge 2009.  The same project won the first place of Metro TV-UNDP/MDGs award in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Academically, Risa is the recipient of three Australian government awards: the Australian Leadership Award (2009), the Allison Sudradjat Award (2009), and the Indonesia-Australia Merdeka Fellowship (1998).  She also receives the Merriman Fellowship (2005) from the George Washington University, USA.

Risa is a mother who aspires to nurture her son to become a good citizen. From January 2010 to January 2014 she has a career break to focus on her son’s education while taking her PhD at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Thereafter, she will return to Indonesia to contribute to her country’s democratic governance and sustainable development.

Researcher's projects

PhD dissertation at the School of Management, Marketing and International Business, Australian National University.  Research title: Corporate community engagement, social capital and sustainable value creation at the diversified corproation in Indonesia (2010 - 2013)

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