Aries Setiadi

Executive Director, Asosiasi Fintech Indonesia (AFTECH), Indonesia

Aries spearheads the formulation and implementation of AFTECH's policy framework, fostering collaboration with key stakeholders such as regulators, policymakers, and industry leaders to propel Indonesia's fintech sector forward. With a primary objective of bridging the gap between fintech and public policy, Aries leverages 14 years of policy expertise gained at Indonesia's Ministry of Finance. In roles at the Secretariat of the Financial System Stability Committee (KSSK) and the Directorate General of Budget, Aries offered crucial insights on macroeconomic updates, budget analysis, and financial system stability. A seasoned educator, Aries served as an adjunct lecturer at Politeknik Keuangan Negara STAN, covering microeconomics, macroeconomics, budgeting, and public policy. Holding a Master of Public Administration in Development Practice from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Aries is a passionate advocate for sustainable development, good governance, social inclusion, and the transformative potential of technology in development.