Our Team

Asril Abdullah M.Si

Asril Abdullah – Operations Manager

Asril joined SOCP as the first manager of the quarantine center. Since 2008 he has assisted the Director in coordinating field surveys and research, especially at Suaq, where he himself studied for his degree. Asril has since been the co-manager of field research until 2012. Today, Asril is SOCP Operations Manager.

David Dellatore – Programme Manager

Dave has been active in orangutan conservation in Indonesia for 12 years, and joined the SOCP in 2016.  He is responsible for all grant applications and coordination of all reporting and communications with donors.

Dr. Gabriella Fredriksson

Dr Gabriella Fredriksson – Tapanuli Programme Coordinator

Gabriella has been working in Indonesia for more than 15 years focusing on species and habitat conservation issues. She joined PanEco/SOCP in 2006 and has been coordinating the Batang Toru Forest and Orangutan Conservation Programme in Tapanuli, North Sumatra.

Matthew Nowak

Matthew Nowak – Director Biodiversity Monitoring Unit

Matt has several years experience studying wild gibbons, siamangs and orangutans, and forest productivity in the rugged terrain of the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra. He is responsible for supervising research on wild orangutans at three field research stations, large scale orangutan surveys and general biodiversity research in the region.

Dr Yenny Saraswati

Dr Yenny Saraswati – Senior Veterinarian

Yenny, a graduate of the Bogor Agricultural Institute, joined the team in 2008 at the SOCP Orangutan Quarantine Centre. Yenny soon became the Quarantine Manager and oversees the entire Centre, as well as performing as a Senior Veterinarian.

Dr Ian Singleton

Dr Ian Singleton – Director SOCP

Orangutan specialist Ian Singleton has been working for the SOCP from initial conception. Ian is nowadays kept busy working to confiscate illegal pet orangutans and return them to a life in the wild, in field research and monitoring of the remaining wild Sumatran orangutan population, and in efforts to protect their habitat.

Graham Usher

Graham Usher – Landscape Protection Specialist

Graham has worked in marine and terrestrial conservation within Indonesia for over 25 years. Graham specialises in GIS and Spatial Planning. He first joined SOCP in 2009 and is our Landscape Protection Specialist focusing on securing orangutan habitat.


Riswan Zen– GIS Coordinator and Swamp Program Supervisor

With several years of experience with environmental NGOs, Riswan is our GIS & Spatial Planning Manager working for the protection of orangutan habitats through process of spatial planning revision.


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