Being a leader requires one to stand up and be responsible for all the
actions that were taken. Amidst every challenge, Alexander Ivantandri
holds on to the values he's had since young. As Director of PT. Eselka
Structure Optima, also alumnus to UPH's Civil Engineering cohort 2010,
he is as humane as any other and is ready to learn whenever new
assignments came to his doorstep.
"The biggest challenge I face is managing the team. I want them to not
only be able to complete projects according to a predetermined time
frame or maintaining a good relationship with our clients, and I would
really love to see them grow so that they can work optimally in other
areas of life as well. If they are growing as a person, they will
instinctively want to help the company be better too," Alexander
explains as he leads the company in building structure planning
services, audits, and assessments of the feasibility of building
“I think that the key to getting better productivity is not to work
harder. But rather, one should want to work smarter,” says Alexander.
Therefore, Alexander believes that education will play a significant
role in his career, as he too has reached for as high as PhD in civil
engineering for this matter. He is also grateful to have supportive
parents, one who always motivates him in both career and education.
During his education at UPH, Alexander was able to develop both his
education and competence in engineering through his participation in
competitions against other universities. “One of the interesting
experience I've had while studying at UPH was when my civil engineering
friends and I participated in the National Concrete Competition at a
private university. We learned a lot of new mixtures, especially when it
comes to making concrete specimens,” he says with a light laugh.
Alexander admits that UPH has been an important starting point for his
career. He also hopes that UPH will continue to develop into one of the
best universities in Indonesia for others to start their careers and
achieve their success. “Thank you for being the milestone in my career,
UPH! I hope that UPH can continue to develop into one of the best
universities in the world,” Alexander closes.