Robby Tulus is a policy advisor to government and the Credit Union and Co-operative sectors in respect of business development and strategy. He conducts management and board member development and mentoring and development training for co-operatives and credit unions and their development workers, government officers/trainers and local leadership. He has been heavily involved consultancies since 2002 for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), NTUC Income (Singapore), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA-SNCF, Singapore), International Labor Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Robby Tulus is Fellow/Associate, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives (CAPI), University of Victoria. He pioneered the Credit Union Movement in Indonesia in the late 1960s, co-founded the Credit Union Counseling/Central Organization (CUCO) in Indonesia, and subsequently the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU) in 1971. He started his career as managing director of CUCO Indonesia (Jakarta 1971-80), Training Specialist of ACCU (Seoul, Korea 1981-83), Asia Region Director of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA, based in Ottawa, Canada, 1983-1993), Senior Policy Advisor of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA, based in New Delhi & Manila 1993-96), and Regional Director for Asia Pacific of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA, based in Geneva, New Delhi and Singapore 1996-2001).
After retiring from the ICA as its Regional Director for Asia Pacific in 2002, Robby Tulus has continued his active involvement in co-operatives and micro-finance development work. In early 2005, right after the Tsunami raged in Aceh and Sri Lanka, he was named Special Envoy of ICA for its Co-operative Post-Tsunami Reconstruction programs in Asia. From July 2006 to April 2009 he worked primarily in Aceh for the Asian Development Bank’s Livelihood and Micro Finance Support Program in association with the BRR (Agency for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Aceh and Nias). His last assignment was to assist the Regional Development Bank (BPD) of Aceh to develop its micro finance facility. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Aceh International School of Microfinance (AISMIF), which is currently operating under the auspices of the University of Syiah Kuala, Aceh (Indonesia). Mr. Tulus holds various Board memberships in Canada and in Indonesia throughout his professional tenure.
More recently he is advocating and facilitating the a process of cadre formation
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