Mega Valentina is at the forefront of driving advocacy and intelligence initiatives for Maritime Southeast Asia and Financial Service portfolios. In her role, she not only strengthens ties with the ASEAN and US governments but also spearheads external collaboration such as the White House’s ASEAN Rising Leaders program and various Women in International Trade policy programs.
Within the past decade of her career, Mega has bridged the relationship between businesses and policymakers across Southeast Asia and managed projects with the US, EU, Australia, Japan and China. Her expertise is in government relations and project management with a focus on trade facilitation, standards and conformance, and regulatory trade frameworks. In addition, she has experience as a communications specialist in media relations, branding and digital media management, facilitating various advocacy programs.
Prior to joining the Council, Mega worked at the ASEAN Secretariat, World Vision Indonesia and the International Chamber of Commerce. Mega earned her Master of Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. She is trilingual, speaking Indonesian, English and Chinese.