Our People


Agnes Safford

Agnes J Safford

A seasoned outdoor adventurer, Agnes has worked throughout SE Asia on adventure education and leadership courses as well as banking and business. She participated in a 2009 National Geographic funded research expedition to the mountains of Papua.

With over 28 years Asian project and corporate finance experience in banks, multinationals and Asian conglomerates. Agnes co-founded GreenWorksAsia to pursue projects in the climate change/low carbon sector with a focus on carbon finance, renewable energy, energy efficiency, biomass to energy, waste to organic fertilizer and unique sustainable project funding. She is a Founding member and treasurer of the Alliance for Low Carbon Business in Indonesia (ALBI), as well as the Chair for the Environmental Protection committee of AMCHAM-Indonesia.

Past corporate experience includes mergers and acquisitions in the palm oil industry/oil & gas industry, capital markets experience including stockbroking and IPOs, tourism property developments in Central Java and multiple business plan developments.

Agnes holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science-Zoology from University of California-Davis.

Bambang Subianto

Bambang Subianto

Bambang is a shareholder and chairman of GWA. He also serves as the Chairman of Arghajata Consulting, a strategic management consulting firm and affiliate to GWA. Prior to this post, he was senior advisor for Ernst & Young Indonesia. During 1998-1999, Bambang served as Minister of Finance of Indonesia. Bambang’s career in the Ministry of Finance started in 1988, when he was assigned to lead the supervision of insurance industry. He has contributed significantly in the reform of laws and regulations in the financial sector and banking when he was Director General of Financial Institutions at the MOF. He also coordinated the Indonesian delegation in a series of negotiations on the field of trade in services in WTO Uruguay Round.

Florian Vernaz

Florian Vernaz

Florian is a development economist and strategic management advisor, with 10 years of experience working on sustainability and Green Growth related projects in Indonesia. Florian has acquired an in-depth knowledge and understanding of green financing related policy, notably assisting the Indonesian Investment Agency in developing low carbon financing mechanisms, as well as conducting Social Cost Benefit Analysis for various infrastructure and land-use projects. Florian also has a comprehensive experience in the field of transparency and good governance from Transparency International Indonesia, Forestry and Natural Resources Department. He was also involved in the corporate governance reform for state owned enterprise utility, PLN.

Rezky Wibowo

Rezky Wibowo

Rezki is a commissioner in GWA and has had an extensive career in both private and non-profit sector. He gained experience in several banking and financial companies where he was involved in investment decisions with companies such as Caltex Indonesia, United Tractors, PT Astra Mobil Indonesia, PT. Indofarma, PT CMNP and JBIC.

Rezki is now chairing various non-profit organizations, notably KEHATI, as well as seating at the Steering Committee Investment of TFCA (Tropical Forest Conservation Act) debt-swap agreement, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and US Treasury.

Kusumo Arief Atmodjo

Joining GWA since 2013, Arief has been experienced with intensive researches and studies in several projects. Through his involvement in Climate Policy Initiative’s palm oil study, Arief has amassed experience in palm oil analytics. His involvement in Global Green Growth Institute projects’ management unit has also established an understanding of how to organize activities within intergovernmental organizations with various stakeholders such as GGGI.

Arief holds Bachelor of Economics from University of Indonesia and also Bachelor of Science from University of Groningen majoring in International Business.

Paramezwari Atila Sugandi

Paramezwari is an Economics graduate from University of Indonesia, with a specialization in environmental economics. Before joining GWA, she was a lecture assistant and tutor in University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Economics International Undergraduate Program. She was involved in voluntary work such as Plastic Soup Foundation’s Beat the Microbead initiative and WWF Indonesia’s Sustainable Seafood campaign. Her focus is primarily ecotourism and general analytics.