Okty Damayanti graduated from Institute of Agriculture Bogor (IPB) in 1988. She joined Unilever Indonesia as management Trainee in April 1989. She was assigned to various positions in Unilever. In February 2004, she was appointed as General Manager Unilever Peduli Foundation, a foundation that has been founded by Unilever. Due to her keen hard work and dedication, Okty was promoted to become Managing Director for Unilever Foods Division, part of Board of Directors of PT Unilever Indonesia, Tbk. Okty retired from Unilever in 2011 leaving business in a good condition with strong double digit growth.
2012 marked a new career path for Okty as she joined PT Adaro Energy Tbk as CSR Division Head as well as Director for Adaro Bangun Negeri Foundatation. As the commander in chief in carrying out CSR programs, Okty managed to conduct amplifying CSR programs based on SDGs focused on: economic development, education development, health improvement, environment protection and socio-cultural promotion. Because of her dedication and inspiring leadership skill, Okty manage to guide CSR projects to win prestigious awards both in national and international level. However, these recognitions were not enough for Okty as she continues to deliver positive energy of CSR project in building society and nation.
Okty managed to develop three CSR flagship programs of PT Adaro Indonesia namely: Community Led Total Sanitation, Clean Water Supply and Free Cataract Program. Okty’s ‘can do’ spirit in leading CSR programs has brought Adaro to the higher level of community development. Even in the moment what was feared by most of coal companies, Okty managed to guide CSR team to dedicate more efforts to the community around operation area and to the nation.
Aside from her remarkable dedication and incredible achievements, Okty is a warm and nurture leader who committed to develop her team. She is also a charming individual who always giving positive example to her colleagues.