As part of his preparation to be a catholic priest, Petrus Canisius Suwandi Sandiwan Brata studied philosophy and got his BA from Driyarkara Institute of Philosophy, Jakarta, Indonesia, and then his MA from Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1987. He studied theology at Wedhabakti Pontifical Institute of Theology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and graduated in 1990.
She changed her career in 1999 from banking sector to education as manager of Education & Training Institution (LPP) as well as lecturer at one of private university in Bandung. In 2004 she has started to manage family publishing house & printing company, PT Remaja Rosdakarya, as deputy director and promoted to be President Director in 2014. In 2004 she was appointed as Head of Book Promotion Division at Indonesian Publishers Association (IKAPI) chapter West Java then promoted to be treasurer of Indonesian Publishers Association (IKAPI) in 2006.
Laura Prinsloo is the Managing Director of Kesaint Blanc, a publishing and printing house in Indonesia. Laura is the Deputy Head of the International Cooperation Committee for the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce. She is also the Head of the International Book Exhibition for the Indonesian Publishers Association. In 2016, she was appointed as the Head of the National Book Committee for Indonesia.
Sari Meutia started her career as an editor at Mizan Pustaka, one of the largest publishing houses in Indonesia, in 1997. Now she is CEO of both Mizan Publishing House and Pelangi Mizan-another company under Mizan Group, and Literary Promotion & International Fair Coordinator of the National Book Committee.
Anton Kurnia is Translation Funding Program Coordinator of the National Book Committee. He is also a writer, translator, editor and publisher. For several years he worked as Editor in Chief of Serambi, a prominent publisher in Indonesia. Currently he is CEO and owner of Baca, an emerging publisher in Jakarta.
Thomas Nung Atasana is the Director of Borobudur Agency, a literary agency established by the Indonesian Publishers Association to promote and license Indonesian content abroad. He was Chief Editor and International Marketing General Manager within Kompas Gramedia publishing group. He is in charge of Literary Promotion for International Rights Licensing of the National Book Committee.
Lucya A. Dewi is one of the founders and chairperson of Bumi Aksara Publisher since 1990. She was also the president of Indonesia Book Publisher Association (IKAPI) in the period of 2010-2015 and ASEAN Book Publisher Association in 2013-2015. Currently, she is the Chairperson for the Board Advisory of IKAPI and Literacy Development Coordinator of the National Book Committee.