Iwan Setyawan was born in Batu, Malang, East Java on December 2nd 1974. He graduated from Bogor Institute of Agriculture from Department of Statistic (1997) and honored as The Best Graduate at Mathematics and Science Faculty. Having been completed his education on 1997 Iwan started his career as Senior Processing Data Executive at Nielsen Consumer Research, Indonesia. As one of the premier research analyst and statistician Iwan has profound knowledge and vast amount of creativity (driving new solutions and development), business sense (analyzing with commercial mindset, not solely in academic one) and client acumen to his work. 16 years pursuing career as statistician and research analyst Iwan has gained invaluable experiences both in Indonesia and abroad.
Iwan has the ability to convey complex statistic issues in a simple way, a fantastic team player and a very positive influence in the workplace. As an individual Iwan also known as a great friend to everyone, very sociable and likable. Therefore having these characters made him easily to adapt with new working environments. Some of his working experiences were: Senior Data Processing Executive at Nielsen Consumer Research, Indonesia (1997 – 2000), Statistician at Danareksa Research Institute, Indonesia (February – September 2000), Data Processing Executive at Nielsen Consumer Research, New York (2000 – 2001), Senior Data Processing Executive at Nielsen Consumer Research, New York (2001 – 2003), Manager Operations (Data Analyst and Consulting) at Nielsen Consumer Research, New York (2003 – 2005), Senior Manager Operations (Data Analyst and Cosnulting) at Nielsen Consumer Research, New York (2005 – 2008), Director Internal Client Management/Data Analyst and Consulting at Nielsen Consumer Research, New York (2008 – 2010), Head Analyst, Statistician and Storyteller at AkonLabs, Jakarta (May 2011 – present) and CEO at Provetic, Jakarta (November 2011 – present).
Iwan has published two novels which he wrote himself. One of those novels are “9 Summers 10 Autumns” in which he wrote based on his experiences as a villagers boy in Malang City and then moved to New York City and started working at Nielsen. The story behind this novel was also made into a movie in Indonesia. The other novel he wrote was “Ibuk” and one book about photography and poem of Batu City namely Melankoli Kota Batu.