Veronica Colondam

About Veronica Colondam

Veronica Colondam has championed the field of social entrepreneurship in Indonesia with the establishment of YCAB Foundation (1999) and its affiliates companies in early 2000. This sustainable model has enabled YCAB to reach out to 3.4 million youth through job creation and education provision. YCAB continues to evolve into a global social enterprise with operation in Myanmar and Laos.

Veronica holds a degree in mass communications with honours in Public Relations and received her MSc. in Social Science from the Imperial College, London and the London of Hygiene and Tropical Disease. She is an alumnus of the Global Leadership program for YGL at Harvard’s Kennedy School (2009); Leadership Lab at MIT; Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and Impact Investment, SAID Business School, Oxford. Veronica has also authored several books on youth development and behavior and released her first memoir “Journey to Impact” in 2018.

Since 2001, she has received many awards and honors: the youngest recipient of the UN-Vienna Civil Society Award (2001); Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (2006); Fellow of Asia Society’s 21 Young Leaders (2007); Global Social Innovator Park Fellow (2008); a Channel News Asia Change Maker (2009); Asian of the Year (2010); Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2011) and Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of 2012. In 2014, Forbes named her as 48 Asian Philanthropist and one of Ten Most Inspiring Women in Indonesia. Veronica lives in Jakarta with her husband, together they have three grown children.


Fireside chat with Larry Kramer and Veronica Colondam

26 Jun 2019

A candid conversation with Larry Kramer, President of the Hewlett Foundation in the U.S. and Veronica Colondam, Founder & CEO of YCAB Foundtaion in Indonesia. Led by SSIR Editor in Chief, Eric Nee, this fireside chat will dig into the…Read More

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