Julianto Sidarto

Julianto Sidarto

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Indonesia

Julianto’s purpose aligns well with Sweef’s mission to enable scalable and sustainable small-medium sized enterprises in Southeast Asia and in Indonesia in particular, with diversity and inclusion at its core. Post-retirement, he served as a management advisor/board member at several corporations, technology start-ups, venture capital, and non-profits in Indonesia.

Julianto currently serves as Advisory Board Member at YCAB Foundation, founded in 1999, which is the flagship organisation in the YCAB Social Enterprise Group that includes several for-profit entities that offer products and services to emerging consumers including mission-driven microfinance to low-income women entrepreneurs, conditional upon their children’s enrolment in school. YCAB’s change model has one clear mission, which is to improve welfare through education and innovative financing. Julianto also serves as Independent Commissioner at PT XL Axiata Tbk, the third largest mobile telecommunications company in Indonesia, where their Sisternet program aims to improve the soft skills of Indonesian women micro, small and medium enterprises through free education classes with a target of digitising some one million Indonesian female MSMEs by 2025.

Julianto is a retired Managing Director of Accenture, with more than 26 years of management consulting, technology and operations experience, helping clients define and execute large-scale business change. He has served as Country Managing and Director of Indonesia, and in various regional leadership roles. He has lived and worked in Indonesia, the US, Germany, Singapore, and Malaysia. His client experience includes private and state-owned Indonesian enterprises, global multinationals, and other Asian companies.


Nicole Pitter Patterson

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Caribbean – Switzerland

Jennifer’s leadership has contributed to shaping the future of gender lens investing in small island states such as the Caribbean, with a key Sweef ROI focus on women in senior leadership. This role with Sweef Capital will drive new avenues and enhance expertise to increase capital commitments in sustainable finance which are critical for small island states.

Nicole has over 20 years of expertise, focused in the areas of women’s economic empowerment, inclusive finance for women’s entrepreneurship, SME growth and social enterprise development. As a Senior Consultant on women’s economic empowerment, she has supported programs across the Caribbean, MENA countries and across West Africa. She has also served as a speaker with the IFC on Gender + Climate, with the Caribbean Development Bank on trade and gender, and as Senior Technical Adviser in Ghana for women SMEs. Given her focus on innovative inclusive finance, she introduced the 2X Global, the global industry leader on gender lens financing to the Caribbean, resulting in the successful launch of the first 2X qualified gender lens investment fund in the Caribbean, engaging key partners such as UN Women, the Development Bank of Jamaica and the Caribbean Development Bank.

Her current portfolio includes enterprise training with the World Intellectual Property Organization and CARICOM. She serves on the Boards of the Caribbean Women in Trade and the Organization of Women in International Trade (UK) and is a member of Women in Sustainable Finance.


Josie Gibson

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Strategic Marketing & community development

Sweef Capital’s ambitious business and social impact mission aligns strongly with Josie Gibson’s systems change work in other industries.

A former journalist specialising in geopolitics, Josie is drawn to working with visionary individuals and groups who challenge the status quo and have the imagination to create new approaches to help businesses and society thrive. She knows this terrain well and is delighted to join Sweef on its transformative journey.

Josie has held senior roles in organisations ranging from family-owned companies to global multinationals, her experience spanning all sectors. She is an experienced leadership coach, creative mentor and strategic advisor on complex business and community projects ranging from economic renewal to affordable housing. Past clients and collaborators include global brands like SWIFT, EY, and Microsoft and leading Australian companies such as OZ Minerals (now part of BHP), Lendlease, DULUX Group, ANZ, Telstra and Culture Amp. She has also worked with all tiers of government, including the Australian Government’s pioneering social innovation unit in 2013-14.

Josie has co-founded several businesses, including thriving networks for senior executives and a changemaker community, The Catalyst Network, and worked on significant transport infrastructure projects. A Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University’s FORWARD Centre for Future Skills and Workforce Transformation, she is acknowledged as a collaboration specialist.


Junko Yoda

Junko Yoda

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Japan

Ms. Junko Yoda shares the Sweef team’s commitment to invest in the potential of women in Asia through her family office which has a gender portfolio in fund management, tech and education sectors and has shown that these firms can scale successfully.

Junko has 35 years leadership experience in investments at global investment banks and fund management with institutional networks in Asia and Japan including as the first female vice president in Asia for Goldman Sachs where she became the regional treasurer. She relocated to Singapore to become the Deutsche Bank’s Asia Pacific Treasurer and regional executive committee member responsible for treasury department’s investments, capital and debt finance for 14 countries in the region. She is currently an advisory board member of Synergy Fund Management, a multi-manager investment firm.

In non-profit area she is the co-founder of Clinked that trains civic leaders that organizes communities to build power for women and girls in Asia and serves as advisory board member for Women of World Endowment. She has a MBA from Columbia University and participated in Harvard University’s Advance Leadership Initiative where she was a fellow during 2010-2012.


Mr Robert W. van Zwieten

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Philippines

Robert van Zwieten first met Jennifer in 2018, with whom he shared a deep commitment to private equity in emerging markets and gender-lens impact investing in Southeast Asia, making a difference in the lives and livelihoods of women and communities in Southeast Asia.

Robert has three and a half decades of prolific experience spanning both global finance and sustainable development. He is a Founding Partner of Route17, an independent advisory firm focused on SDG funding and blended finance. Over the years he has provided expert advice to many multilateral development organizations and think tanks, specifically on climate finance, blended finance, and private sector capital mobilization.

He also has a global portfolio of board and advisory roles, including as a Fellow with the Climate Policy Initiative, Ambassador of the World Benchmarking Alliance, board member of several companies, and advisor to several investment funds and an Asian family office.

Robert is academically engaged as a Research Fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi’s Transition Investment Lab, and as a Research Affiliate at SovereigNet at the Fletcher School of Tufts University. He is a former Adjunct Professor in Finance at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila. He has done research in and co-authored several articles on sovereign wealth funds and their sustainable investment track record.

Robert was the President and CEO of EMPEA (now: GPCA), the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. Prior to this, he served as Director of the Private Sector Capital Markets Division at Asian Development Bank, following a global career of more than two decades in senior executive leadership positions at firms such as ABN AMRO Bank, GE Capital and GE Energy, Lehman Brothers and Singapore Exchange. Robert holds his JD and MA degrees from Leiden University in the Netherlands, his LL.M. degree from Columbia University Law School and his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  He is a citizen of the United States and the Netherlands, and a long-term resident of the Philippines, where he and his family reside in Makati and Subic Bay.


Dr Pamela Ryan

Dr Pamela Ryan

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Impact Investment

Dr Pamela Ryan is an enthusiastic champion of Sweef’s mission to invest in women-led, minority-led entrepreneurial ventures in Southeast Asia as an economic and impact imperative.

For over 30 years, Pamela has held leadership positions in multiple international organisations, including Everywhen Capital, Tingari Silverton Foundation, Psychology Beyond Borders and Issues Deliberation Australia. As a psychologist, entrepreneur, investor, business manager, researcher and author she has long worked at the intersections of business, investing, impact, geopolitical and psychosocial arenas around the world. Her book, Impact Imperative: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investing to Transform the Future was an Amazon Best Seller in five categories, including Environmental Economics, Sustainable Development Economics, Sustainable Business Development, and Green Business; Axiom Business Book Awards Gold Medal 2020 Forbes Magazine Lead with Compassion Book List 2021. Pamela’s Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin involved seven years of ground-breaking, award-winning research on the psychology of decision-making in the US venture capital industry.

Pamela is excited about the opportunity to work with the Sweef team, who are uniquely poised and experienced to identify and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurial enterprises making a positive difference in Asia and the world.