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Billy Mambrasar (1), Master of Business Administration

Billy Mambrasar

Master of Business Administration

MBA ‘14

Project Management Engineer - BP Indonesia, and Founder - Kitong Bisa

Billy grew up in a small village in West Papua, and after completing junior high school, had to leave his island to travel alone to Jayapura, where he finished his high school education. He then went on to study an engineering undergraduate degree at one of Indonesia’s top universities. To make ends meet, he took on work as a wedding singer, before landing a scholarship that would help him financially while he finished his studies.

After working at BP Indonesia for four years, as a discipline engineer and then being promoted to a project management engineer, Billy realised he missed school and wanted to further his education.

“I was also really struggling because although I had specialised engineering training I didn’t have a basic knowledge of business. I couldn’t understand a lot of the technical decisions being made in the meeting rooms. That was when I realised I needed further business and project management knowledge for the role and I decided to look into postgraduate study,” he said.

He applied for, and was accepted as an AusAID Australia Award Scholarship recipient, and decided that ANU would be where he would complete his MBA.

“ANU is a very well respected institution back in Indonesia. I had heard a lot of inspiring stories of Indonesian ministers who had studied at this world leading institution and I was really excited about the exposure to government projects and officials due to the location in Canberra.”

After graduating with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in December 2014, Billy returned to Indonesia to a promotion at his former employer, BP. He is now part of the project team that is designing and constructing a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Indonesia.

But this is only the start for Billy. Since returning to Indonesia he has also founded the not-for-profit organisation Kitong Bisa which is a consultancy service that aims to encourage the provision of free education to children from low socio-economic backgrounds in South East Asia.

As a result of his leadership role with Kitong Bisa, Billy was invited to take part in the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative in 2015, where he had the opportunity to visit Government agencies in the US, and attended a town hall reception meeting with President Barack Obama.

He credits his course learning as well as his extra-curricular activities with providing him the skills and knowledge to succeed in his career.

He also acknowledges that the personal connections he made during his time at ANU have helped him immensely.

“The wide and powerful network that ANU provides in Indonesia has also helped me to tap into assistance when I need it,” he said.

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Updated:   22 May 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Dean, Business & Economics / Page Contact:  College Web Team