Founder and President

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Dian Alyan was born in Takengon, Central Aceh, Indonesia. She completed her schooling there in the first 15 years, before moving out to pursue a higher education. She returned home every year to visit her parents and extended family who still live in Aceh.


Due to her consistent high grades and excellent performance, she was able to enter one of the most prestigious Universities in Indonesia and graduated as an Engineer with a focus in Agriculture. She joined Procter & Gamble Indonesia in Brand Management right after graduation. After working for less than 2 years, she was offered an assignment in P&G USA. In her important role, she handled many of P&Gs global brands. In the course of 7 years, she worked with some of the most brilliant minds in marketing in the US and Indonesia. She hopes to apply her gained expertise and experience in P&G to grow GiveLight Foundation into a world class institution.


Dian loves to read and travel. She’s fortunate to have traveled to 47 States, and visited 4 continents. She enjoys cooking, connecting with people and learning languages of the world.


Dian lost 40 of her relatives in the December tsunami and she was determined to rebuild Aceh by saving as many of its orphans as possible.  The first home established in Aceh, a year after the tsunami is testimony to her determination, hard-work, effort, sincerity and her can-do approach that turned a dream into a living reality.


When she is not busy working tirelessly for the orphans of the world, she is blessed raising two young children of her own.