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Lydia Ruddy is the Advisor to the Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry where she works on media and public relations, hosting foreign delegations, researching special topics and writing speeches.
Trained in law (J.D.) at Georgetown University and urban planning and geography (M.U.P, A.B.D.) at the University of Washington, Lydia has lived and worked in Indonesia since 2006 when she came as a Fulbright scholar to research private investment during Aceh tsunami reconstruction. Adding to well rounded understanding of government and strategic business development, Lydia has also received training at the L'institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Since then, she has worked on a variety of consultancies ranging from private investment to carbon credits (REDD), access to justice, health and education programs. Clients and employers have included USAID, ADB, Save the Children, private equity firms, forest products (paper and timber) companies, and business advisory consultants. Before coming to Indonesia, Lydia's career focused on legal practice, real-estate development and land conservation on the West Coast of the United States.
With her background and interest in sustainable development, Lydia continues to shepherd a meaningful transformation of existing and under-appreciated resources around her. She is now based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Here are some of her featured works: