CEO/Founder of YCAB Foundation (est.1999), aimed to enable underprivileged youth to be independent through education, entrepreneurship and economic assistance in a sustainable ways. To date, YCAB has impacted the lives of more than two million youth. Received UN-ECOSOC Special Consultative Status and ISO9001:2008, YCAB has evolved into a global social enterprise creating and investing in innovative and sustainable social businesses including education linked micro-loan. In 2013, YCAB ranks 74 of 100 Top NGO in the world by the Global Journal.
Honored as Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2006; Fellow of Asia Society’s 21 Young Leaders (2007) and of Global Social Innovator (2008); Globe Asia’s Most Powerful Woman in Indonesia (2007) and Channel News Asia’s Change Maker 2009 & Asian of the Year 2010. International Board Member of Ravi Zacharias International Ministry; Member of International Advisory Board of Social Entrepreneurship program in Pepperdine University and INSEAD. Veronica was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Schwab Foundation (2011) and Schwab Social Entrepreneur of 2012.
Studied communications and honors in public relations for her undergraduate, MSc. from the Imperial College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicines. Alumnus of executive education in global leadership in Harvard’s Kennedy School and MIT; Social Entrepreneurship in INSEAD. Regular writer of her own column and author of three published books, she received the National Gold Award from the Indonesian President and was the youngest recipient of the United Nations Civil Society Award (2001). Lives in Jakarta with her husband and their three teens.