New chairperson for the Leiden University Alumni Association in Indonesia
The Indonesian Leiden University Alumni Association - IKALI bid farewell to Mutiara Indriani, the first Chair of the association since its establishment in 2018 and welcomes Pascal Hutasoit as the new chairperson.
October 2020 marked a way forward for the Indonesian Leiden University Alumni Association - IKALI. The association bid farewell to Mutiara Indriani (International Relations, 2016) the first Chair of the association since its establishment in 2018. Building the association from scratch was not a simple task, and Mutiara acknowledges that “... a perspicuous blueprint for IKALI success is beyond me. But I believe the budding organization is unique. It always strives to be meaningful for alumni and society, uphold progressive values in the Leiden University, and preserve a legacy from our progenitor.”
Since 2018, under Mutiara, IKALI has built its legal foundation, with IKALI’s Articles of Association & Bylaws successfully registered to the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
Mutiara’s term was also marked with its up active social media outlets and a new website, organising mentoring sessions and alumni gatherings, and (though a work in progress) expanding the database of Indonesian alumni. By building up a platform for alumni, IKALI pursues to provide a meaningful contribution for Leiden alumni and the Indonesian society.
And since October 10th, that responsibility was handed over to Pascal Hutasoit. He was elected as IKALIS new Chair after a tight election process. Pascal is an alumnus from the Law Faculty (International Civil and Commercial Law 2015) and previously served in IKALI as board member. He is now tasked with continuing IKALI’s programme and alumni outreach in this time of the pandemic.
It will definitely not be an easy task but everyone believes that he’s the right he man for the job.
Leiden University Alumni Association in Indonesia (IKALI) was established as a platform for Leiden University alumni from or living in Indonesia. Its main purpose is to create synergy among alumni to contribute to our fellow alumni and society and to build bridges for our alumni and Indonesia with Leiden University and the Netherlands. IKALI endeavours to become a platform for alumni with a multidisciplinary background, to promote collaboration through dialogue and to support science and scholarship and its members' professionalism'.