More than 30 people work for the SOCP in Indonesia, including everything from administration to research. Here you can meet our leading staff members.
Dr Ian Singleton Director Conservation
Orangutan specialist Ian Singleton has been working for the
SOCP from its very start. He is the director of the Orangutan Conservation Programme and manages
new projects in species and nature conservation.
Gunung Gea Deputy Director Conservation
Previously Jakarta Representative of Orangutan Foundation-UK and
Kalimantan Orangutan Projects Manager of FFI,
Gunung assists with all the day-to-day activities of the Director of
Conservation, helping to ensure projects run smoothly and deadlines are
Farina Yasmine Nasution Director Education
Replaced recently former Director Suherry Aprianto and is now responsible for our awareness and education projects.
Serge Wich Director of Research
Serge Wich has almost two decades of experience in behavioural and
ecological research on primates and their habitat. He is responsible
fot research at three orangutan field sites, large scale orangutan
surveys and general biodiversity research in Aceh's peat swamps.
Desanti Lavita Lubis Operations Manager
With several years experience in large environmental NGOs in north Sumatra for the last 3 years Santi has been responsible for management of all SOCPs day-to-day operations and logistics.
Dr vet Yenny Saraswati Quarantine Manager
a graduate of the Bogor Agricultural Institute, joined the team in 2008
as Senior veterinarian at the SOCPs Orangutan Quarantine Center. Yenni replaced Rahmad, who resigned in early 2011.
Asril Abdullah Field Coordinator
joined SOCP as the first manager of the quarantine center. Since 2008
he has assisted the Director in coordinating field surveys and
research, especially at Suaq, where he himself studied for his degree.
Asril has also received training in animal management and husbandry.