Swietenia Puspa Lestari
Founder and Executive Director
Swietenia Puspa Lestari graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung majoring in Environment Engineering and founded DCA in 2015. Living in small islands as a child, she is a live witness to the deteriorating state of our oceans due to marine pollution. An aptitude diver as well, she translates her passion for the environment to building DCA, a foundation that strives to prevent and combat marine debris. She has since represented DCA and Indonesia in multiple international conferences, such as ECOSOC in United Nations Headquarters, Australian Awards, Our Ocean Conference, and Obama Leaders, and was handpicked to be the one presenting and introducing Barack Obama. Recently, she was chosen as the only Indonesian in BBC's Top 100 Women of 2019 list for her hard work as founder and executive director of DCA.