Selina Sumbung

Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children Indonesia

Selina Sumbung is the CEO of Save the Children Indonesia, leading a team of 269 staff in 19 provinces  .  She oversees the full range of strategy, operations, advocacy, partnerships, and programs, which have reached more than 2 million children directly since 2016.  Working with strategic partners in the private, public, and social sectors, Save the Children Indonesia has been operating since 1976 and became an independent local entity in 2014. Save The Children Indonesia currently implements programs that address the full range of child wellbeing, including child rights and protection; education and training; nutrition and health; and resilience and crisis response.  Aside from its education, child protection, and healthcare work, Save the Children Indonesia manages agriculture programs, previously in coffee and corn and currently in cocoa and palm oil. These projects span 6 provinces in Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Kalimantan. Its agriculture programs include child protection, youth, and women‘s empowerment, with gender as a-cutting theme. Save the Children focuses on reducing vulnerabilities and increasing the capacity of smallholder farmers to adapt and build their resilience to the climate crisis by promoting Good Agricultural and Good Environmental Practices. It works with communities, government, and the private sector to build resilience in the agriculture value chain.

Before joining Save the Children in 2015, Ms. Sumbung worked in the private sector as a seasoned strategy and business development professional.  She began her career at Accenture and subsequently worked in senior roles in management consulting, finance and private equity.

Ms. Sumbung received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and her Master of Commerce in Finance from the University of New South Wales.