I have always contributed to my work places and been highly involved in social activities. To name a few, I held a big fundraiser throughout BP to help a colleague that was diagnosed with brain tumor; I also held an English Day in BP Vietnam where I supplied material to my peers and helped them improve their English.
As a student at McCombs, I contributed by leveraging my vast background and daily work experience in the energy sector by joining the McCombs Graduate Consulting Group.
I’m positive that with the experience and knowledge I obtained over the years, managing teams of up to 18 people and coordinating strategic projects in BP, I would be able to contribute greatly to the club, by teaching my peers about strategic decisions that I have made in the past with respect to million $ projects in Southeast Asia.
McCombs Consulting Group, with its extensive resources, casing assistant and mentor system educated me about the consulting industry. The Consulting Group provided me with a chance to have an invaluable interaction with the practitioner in consulting business.
Through navigating the recruiting process, I believe that the tailor made interview practice on Consulting Case Challenge prepared me towards different interview styles of different consulting companies.
In addition, I applied to the Energy Finance Group cabinet and contributed to the annual National Energy Finance Challenge. Having more than 10 years experiences in the energy sector, I shared many stories about my past projects with the Energy Finance Group; for example, about my involvement when I led the implementation stage of a project financing for the biggest LNG plant in Indonesia or about the flexibility of a long term LNG sales contract that could give a windfall profit earlier than it expected.
McCombs Energy finance concentration provides the study of a facilities project that depends on cash flow generated by the project for loan repayment.
This is something that I related to while studying in McCombs when I educated the other students as I spent some of my career working to ensure that the revenue flow from a project are segregated for allocation between the government, lenders and the contractors.
Now, when I have been serving as a consultant in the gas business for McKinsey for the past half year, I have been working on strategy-related projects for Indonesia state-owned companies and was part of the government practice for these companies, like the McKinsey Center for Government.
I aspire to work as the executive of a state-owned company. My long-term intention is to get an important role either in the Ministry of State-Owned Companies, leading hundreds state-owned companies and synchronizing policy making or in the Ministry of Energy, ensuring effective management of energy resources for Indonesia’s future generations.