Lydia Ruddy is a seasoned policy, development, and communications professional who has worked at the nexus of public and private sectors for over 20 years. Fluent in Indonesian, she has advised international businesses and organizations on strategic planning, communications and outreach, and policy across the ASEAN region. Trained in Law (J.D.) at Georgetown University and Urban Planning and Geography (M.U.P, A.B.D.) at the University of Washington, Ms. Ruddy has lived and worked in Indonesia since 2006 when she came as a Fulbright scholar. Before coming to Indonesia, Ms. Ruddy’s career focused on legal practice and land conservation.
Expertise: international development, sustainability, fdi, urban planning and land use, trade policy, digital economy, geopolitics, and security.