On 28th May 2015, Indonesia’s leading institution for banking and finance education, Perbanas Institute, held a graduation ceremony for its newest batch of aspiring financial sector leaders groomed with a professional, globally-minded perspective. The event, which featured the theme of “Fostering Patriotism and Entrepreneurial Spirit in Facing Globalisation”, took place at the Jakarta Convention Centre with Indonesia’s Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr H Imam Nahrawri, S.Ag in attendance and whose speech commended the institute’s outstanding track record on student activities. As testament to Perbanas Institute’s unparalleled access to Indonesia’s most prominent financial institutions, the event was held in cooperation with several banks including Bank Central Asia, Bank Mandiri, Bank Bukopin, and Mutiara Bank.
Proud parents and distinguished attendees filled seats surrounding the 455 enthusiastic graduates who have demonstrated unrivalled dedication over the past two to four years in carrying out their studies and driving Perbanas Institute’s growing reputation for academic excellence. Such exemplary commitment vindicates the rector’s, Prof. Dr. Ir. Marsudi Wahyu Kisworo, underlying confidence that through the training and guidance received during their course of study, each graduate can become future leaders on the national and international stage. Other speakers who shared a similar message of encouragement include the Head of the Perbanas Institute Foundation, Mr Irman Alvian Zahiruddin, and Coordinator of Indonesia’s Head of Private Higher Education Coordinating Body, Prof. Dr. Ilza Mayuni, M.A.
Attendees of the ceremony also enjoyed entertainment in the form of vocal performances by the institute’s internationally-recognised choir followed by a traditional dance routine demonstrating Perbanas’ highly-regarded extracurricular programmes. The event also featured an official certification handover by CPA Australia previously obtained in December 2014 which was a milestone achievement for the Accounting bachelor’s degree programme.