Our Team

Said Fauzan Baabud, Chairman

Said Fauzan Baabud has extensive experience in sustainable development projects in field of social and environment, livelihood, renewable energy, trade and investment and economic development with total project portfolio of more than USD 100 million.

During his development career, he has spent professional working experience with international development agencies i.e. World Bank, UNDP, GAC and European Union. 

Zulfan Herman, Secretary

Mr. Herman is an expert veteran Geospatial Information System (GIS) graduated from Top Notch University in Australia majoring in Environmental Policy. He has worked for various landscape management and policy development for forest conservation for Flora and Fauna International and actively involve in setting up the Indonesia peatland restoration agency (BRG). Previously, Mr. Herman was the cornerstone of the Aceh Green Initiative and Strategic Resources Initiative in Aceh also provided his professional consulting for UNDP, PARTCIP GMBH and German Technical Cooperation 

Wahdi Azmi, Deputy Program

Wahdi Azmi Leuser International Foundation YLI

Wahdi Azmi is an Indonesian veterinarian and a conservationist. He starts his carrier in conservation 22 years ago as a field officer in governmental conservation body in Aceh and later he spent most of his entire carrier with Fauna & Flora International, an international conservation NGO based in UK for about 15 year. His main expertise is in Sumatran Elephant Conservation Program, landscape approach program in Ace

Lilliane Fan, Deputy International Relation

Lilian YLI Leuser International Foundation

Ms. Lilanne Fan graduated form Columbia University majoring in anthropology with more than 15 years experience and worked in the most difficult conflict affected areas such as Myanmar, Aceh, Haiti, the Philippines and Jordan.Her key competent are in providing strategic policy advice, an alysis and coordination in crisis-affected, post-disaster and post-conflict contexts on a range of humanitarian, peace-building, and post-crisis recovery.

Maulana Ridha, Deputy Legal Affair

Mualana Ridha is a lawyer by training and intellectual property consultant with strong passion on he legal aspect of the Environmental protection with focus on sustainable peatland management and forest fires. He handled various legal cases on behalf of Government of Indonesia against companies involved in forest fires case. 

Renaldi Safriansyah, Deputy Research & Development

Renaldi Safriansyah graduated from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He has more than 10 years experiences in research and development, mostly in research's projects funded by DFAT/AUSAID, European Union and World Bank.  His research interests centre around the intersection of public policies, forestry, and environment. His contribution to the study of TEV of Aceh Forest brought great value to conservation and forest protection. 

Teuku Firsa, Project Chief Executive

Teuku Firsa is development professional with extensive experience in managing large projects in post disaster emergency and recovery, community development as well as research and development. He has spent more than 9 year working experience for UNDP, Coffey International Development (Ausaid) and Sabang Integrated Economic Development Zone (Kapet Sabang, Aceh).