Wempy Dyocta Koto
Named by Fortune as one of Indonesia’s “40 Under 40″, Wempy Dyocta Koto is the Chief Executive Officer of Wardour and Oxford.
With fifteen years of international experience, Wempy has lived in London, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Jakarta working on advertising, marketing and business development assignments for American Express, Microsoft, Sony, Citigroup, SAP, Samsung, BP, Nokia, LG, Lenovo and Accor. Wempy has worked for Young & Rubicam, OgilvyOne WorldWide and Wunderman, rising to become Global Business Director based in the United States.
Wempy serves as a judge in global entrepreneurship competitions and mentor at global incubators and accelerators, including Asia’s premier startup accelerator, Chinaccelerator in Shanghai. Wempy was awarded Asia’s highest entrepreneurial accolade – the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and was named by the United Nations award-winning communications agency Strategic Objectives as one of the world’s 200 leading social CEOs, in a list led by Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey and Richard Branson.
Wempy is the Vice Head of Entrepreneurship at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, directly responsible for enhancing the national entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also the Strategy Director of the APEC Summit, the region’s most important annual event, bringing together the world’s Presidents, Prime Ministers, Chairs and CEOs to discuss political and economic affairs.
Wempy serves as chairman and adviser to many award-winning global startups including Kalibrr, touted by Tech in Asia as “one of Asia’s 7 startups impacting the 99%”. Together with Pierre Omidyar – the founder of eBay and Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Wempy serves on Kalibrr’s investment and advisory board.
Wempy is one of the world’s leading authorities on entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and international business. He is the first Indonesian ever invited into the prestigious THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam. He is a prominent international speaker, addressing audiences of thousands at conferences in global cities including London, Singapore, Jakarta, New York and Geneva. Wempy has also spoken at the world’s leading educational institutions, including the University of Oxford.
Wempy’s accomplishments, awards, advice and thoughts have been featured in global media including Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.
Wempy holds a Master’s in International Studies from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Sydney.