Shanti L. Poesposoetjipto has been the Chairman of PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk since 2008. She received Diplom Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from University of Technology Munich-Germany (TU-Muenchen), majoring in Computer Sciences in 1974.

Prior to serving as Chairman of the Company, she served as member of the Board of Commissioners from June 2000 until May 2008.

Currently, she holds a number of concurrent positions, among others President Commissioner of PT Asuransi Bintang Tbk. She is also Founder and Member of the Executive Board of Singapore Chamber of Commerce Indonesia (SCCI), Chairman of Indonesia-Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg Chamber Executive Board (INA), Member of German-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce Honorary Board (EKONID), Member of Asia Pacific Board of The Nature Conservancy (APC-TNC), Founder & Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Fitrah Nusantara Family Business Foundation, and also Founder and Founding Board Member of Family Business Network Asia (FBN Asia).

In the field of education, she is currently a Board Member of INSEAD Southeast Asia School of Management (Fontainebleau/ France-Singapore), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Yayasan Pendidikan dan Pembinaan Manajemen (YPPM), a Board Member of the School of Business and Management (SBM) Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), an Advisory Board Member of AIESEC Indonesia, Supervisory Board Member of Sanata Dharma University-Yogyakarta, President’s Advancement Advisory Council Member of the National University of Singapore (NUS), and one of the founding members of Wharton e-Fellow.

In 2002, she was awarded the “Woman Inspire Award of 2002” in the Information Technology Sector in the Asia Pacific region by Singapore Women Business Connection (WBC). At the 15th Anniversary of TNC Indonesia on 20 December 2006, the “Nature Steward” Award was officially conferred to her for her leadership and dedication in nature conservation in Indonesia. On November 2009, she was named as “2009 Woman Entrepreneur of The Year” at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2009 Indonesia, organized by Enterprise Asia. In July 2013, she was awarded the “Ganesa Wirya Jasa Utama” Award as a form of appreciation from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) for her achievement in the development of entrepreneurship in Indonesia.

In March 2016, she was conferred “Officer Order of Leopold” by the Kingdom of Belgium for her services in developing the business cooperation between Belgium and Indonesia as part of her duties as Chairman of Indonesia-Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg Chamber Executive Board (INA).