Roberto Akyuwen was born in Ambon, Indonesia on 19 March, 1970. He obtained his doctorate degree with cum laude in 2003 from the Doctorate Program in Economics, Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta.
Roberto has multiple major activities which combined between regulatory roles and also professional lecturer. Currently, he has been working as a Senior Executive Analyst to Deputy Commissioner OJK (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan or The Financial Services Authority) since 2016 which focuses in to his passions on micro economic and microfinance business development.
Roberto also registered as Lecturer at the Finance Education and Training Centre Yogyakarta, Ministry of Finance Republic Indonesia, Roberto also a guest lecturer at multiple top notch university in Indonesia, ie: the Atmajaya University Yogyakarta, National Development University at Yogyakarta, and Co-supervisor for the doctorate degree students at the Postgraduate School, Gadjah Mada University.
Besides having passions in Lecturing and academic world, Roberto also an active professional writer (online, offline, and books). In 2010, he wrote 3 books with the title of “Airline Economics: Learning from Garuda Indonesia”, “The Dynamics of Indonesia’s Crude Palm Oil Export”, and “Theory and Practice of Microfinance in Indonesia”. All his books were published by the Postgraduate School, Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta. In the same year, he also wrote several articles which were published in national and international journals. In addition, in 2010, he presented his papers at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines in Rome, Italy and the Conference for International Trade, Education, and Marketing in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
In 2016 – 2017, Roberto writing more than 5 books which focuses more on the microfinance, cooperation, rural and provincial bank business development. Above all that, Roberto also dedicating most of his energy with World Bank and Asian Development Bank to actively conducting training and financial literacy to academia or business practitioners nationwide.