Alumni Stories


President Director at PT. Smartplus Accelerator Indonesia

Alumni stories
Teknik Industri
President Director at PT. Smartplus Accelerator Indonesia

Heart's Desire to be an Impact for Others

“Learning at UPH is one of the best experiences I've had in my life,” says Ferdy D. Savio, Alumnus to UPH's Industrial Engineering cohort 2003 and Masters of Management cohort 2008. Ferdy is currently the President Director of PT Smartplus Accelerator Indonesia, a business coaching company providing education and assistance for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Ferdy has in fact visited more than 30 cities throughout Indonesia with Smartplus, coaching and mentoring as they develop their business strategies. Aside of Smartplus, Ferdy also contributed to establishing Anda Good Indonesia Foundation as well as assisting the Ministry of Research and Technology to accompany business incubators and technology startup tenants throughout Indonesia since 2015.

“When Smartplus first started, I use my own funding to travel around Indonesia. I didn't quite realize that God is using my capacity as a business coach to grow the industry and I now enjoyed my role as a business coach,” Ferdy explains. Ferdy's career before Smartplus includes hard times including one of his business' bankruptcy. It was through that moment of despair did Ferdy learn to bounce back and get back up. With the support from his friends and family, Ferdy slowly work his way into becoming the person he is today, sharing his knowledge and motivation so that others can live life better.

The values Ferdy gained at UPH has further anchored him into being an accountable business coach. Lectures and life lessons he's heard has become meaningful provision in his life. It has motivated Ferdy to be a blessing for others through his own personal experience and values.

Ferdy hopes that through his contribution as a business coach, more people will see the beauty of hardships and change their lives for the better.