Perthalia Rosul is an Indonesian diplomat who has been serving at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for almost 11 years. She concluded her first posting at the Indonesian Consulate General in Melbourne in July 2021, where she dedicated much of her time to a better bilateral relationship between our two countries. Previously she was a foreign policy analyst on ASEAN political-security issues and an intern at the Indonesian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium.
Perthalia has always been passionate about promoting cultural understanding between countries and strengthening people-to-people contact. She joined the AFS foreign exchange program early on in her teenage years where she spent a year living in Illinois, USA (2006). Perthalia is also passionate on issues about women and empowerment. She is actively involved in WEWAW (Women Empower Women At Work) Indonesia, a non-profit mentorship-based community focusing to support young women in career and in doing business.
She completed her Master’s Degree at Duke University in the USA, majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy (2015) as a Fulbright scholar. Perthalia spent her early childhood growing up in Australia, while her father was doing his PhD in ANU. Since then, Australia has been very much a second home to her, and has a very special place in her heart.