Our Principals IMA


Inke Maris, M.A.

Chairman/ Senior Consultant

Inke holds a Master's degree in Mass Communications studies from the University of Leicester England and is highly regard as one of Indonesia's leading veteran journalists. She founded Inke Maris & Associates in 1986 and provided strategic communications counsel to numerous clients, with particular focus on public service projects conducted by various government departments, including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Ministry of Public Works - Directorate General for Highways and Directorate General for Human Settlements.

Inke was appointed to an expert staff position in the office of the Coordinating Minister for Economics in 2001, and in the office of the Minister of Women Empowerment. She also played a major role in the setting up and operation of the SBY - JK (Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono - Jusuf Kalla) media centre during the 2004 presidential elections campaign. Advisor to Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs (2000 - 2001).


Rizal Maris, Bsc., Msi

Commissioner/ Senior Consultant

Rizal Maris is an expert in corporate communication and management, dedicating himself as a corporate communication consultant in several multinational companies.

Having offered his expertise for more than 16 years, Rizal Maris has gained a number of wonderful achievements during his career. He was consultant to Singapore Airlines and played a key role in the signing of the Air Service Agreement between Singapore and Indonesia, which allowed the airline to launch direct flights to five local Indonesian destinations. The first foreign airline to do so.

As Commissioner, he provides advice and oversight for the company and as a former Director of Inke Maris & Associates, Rizal Maris has brought his expertise in corporate management to PT VIP, the company’s subsidiary specialising in event management.

Before his time at Inke Maris & Associates, he was previously, Director at Citicorp Finance Company heading up the establishment of Citilease, a pioneer of leasing operations in Indonesia and Director-Founder at Arya Finance of Bakrie Group.


Isma Natanegara, MBA

President Director/ Senior Consultant

A graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia with a Masters degree in Business Administration from Drexel University USA, Isma Natanegara is co-founder of IM&A.

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the firm, Isma is intimately involved in various projects as the lead consultant, providing strategic advice for clients in the extractive industry – BP Tangguh, Newmont, ConocoPhillips and PT. Smelter, the financial industry – Bank BCA, VISA, Bank Muamalat, Commonwealth Bank, Eastspring/Prudential and Bank Internasional Indonesia; as well as Institutions such as the National Audit Board and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.


Lawrence Tjandra

Director/ Senior Consultant

Over the last 16 years, Lawrence has been providing marketing and corporate communications solutions to leading industry players including Janssen Pharmaceutical, L`OREAL, Tetra Pak, Delami Brands (Wrangler, Lee & TIRAJeans), MERCK (Neurobion & Sangobion), Zespri Kiwifruit, RPX, Procter & Gamble’s SK II Cosmetics, New Zealand’s Fonterra dairy products brands, Volkswagen, Levi’s, Nutrifood, among others.

He has been successfully working alongside the Ministry of Health for over a decade to change the behavior and lifestyle of consumers through public education campaigns for the prevention of osteoporosis for Fonterra.


Armand Maris

Director/ Consultant

Armand is Director at the firm and manages clients in the banking & financial sector, manufacturing, retail industry, mining & energy, land transportation and others. Recent and current work includes providing corporate communications consulting for Bank Central Asia, Commonwealth Bank, Bloomberg, Lenzing AG, Newmont, KS Orka, Panasonic, Hero Supermarket.

He was also PR consultant for the IPO of Indonesia jewelry manufacturer Hartadinata Abadi, project manager supervising the delivery of over 16 events organised in 2017 for MCA – Indonesia -- trustee for a US grant program tasked to support poverty reduction through economic growth.

A Civil Engineer by education, Armand a partner, has been a valuable addition to the firm. In his spare time he occasionally writes including contributions to IPRA (International Public Relations Association), PR Indonesia magazine and also sits on the management board of APPRI, the only Indonesian Association of PR Companies/ Agencies which Mrs. Inke Maris was also a founder.


Dr. Widyaretna Buenastuti S.H., M.M.

Director/ Senior Consultant

Widyaretna holds a Bachelor in Law from the University of Indonesia, a Master’s degree in Strategic Management from Prasetiya Mulya Business School, Jakarta and a Doctoral in Law from University of Pelita Harapan.

With her career experience of over than two decades, Widya brings valuable experience, in-depth knowledge and a strong network, particularly in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. She started her career as a practicing lawyer for 6 years then moved into a corporate career with PT Pfizer Indonesia for 15 years.

She has been engaged in managing corporate reputation, building relationships and partnerships with government, communities and associations and dealing with media. She frequently being invited as speakers and or moderator for topics related to pharmaceutical, legal, communications and or motivational sessions.

Widya has been actively involved in shaping the environment by way of initiating the formation of Inhouse Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) in 2003; leading the Indonesian Society for Anti Counterfeiting (2008 – 2017) and currently as its Lead Advisor; initiating the formation of Arbitration and Mediation of IP Agency (2011).


Ika Pramono

Group Head/ Consultant

A Bachelor in Business Administration and Diploma in Public Relations from University of Indonesia, Jakarta, with 13 years of experience in the fields of marketing communications and brand activation.

Ika’s strength is on her innovative and creative ideas in finding solutions for clients. She is known for her ability to translate the client’s issues and challenges into a successful result achievement by introducing a customized and creative approaches.

Working at Inke Maris & Associates, Ika Pramono has been trusted to manage several consumer brands and lifestyle PR undertaking, such as Fonterra Brands Indonesia (Anlene, Anmun, Anchor), Merck (Neurobion & Sangobion), GE Healthcare, Beiersdorf (Nivea & Hansaplast), Mundipharma (Betadine), Heavenly Blush, Pondok Indah Mall, Levis Strauss, Kimberly Lever (Huggies), Darya Varia (Decolgen), Delami Brands (Wrangler, Lee, Tirajeans), Zespri Kiwifruit, GSK, Ciputra Artpreneur, IE Singapore, Deltomed, Nutrifood Indonesia. Ministry of Health.