Sumiati Gani

Prestige Indonesia - - Feature -

Sumiati Gani’s pro­fes­sional back­ground is in the fi­nance in­dus­try and in se­cu­ri­ties com­pa­nies. Her ca­reer in­cludes work­ing with In­ter-Pa­cific Se­cu­ri­ties in Cor­po­rate Fi­nance for 2 years be­fore she later joins PT Sa­muel Seku­ri­tas In­done­sia as Vice Pres­i­dent in Eq­uity Divi­sion for 6 years. Now she is Vice Trea­surer of Yayasan Jan­tung In­done­sia, a role she ac­cepted in or­der to give some­thing back to the com­mu­nity.

“A lot of pro­grammes that we’re do­ing at YJI are help­ing the un­der­priv­i­leged,” Sumiati points out. “I think it’s im­por­tant to have pre­ven­tive cam­paigns that help peo­ple un­der­stand the dan­gers of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease and how to avoid it. Most of the prob­lems oc­cur be­cause of un­healthy life­styles. For ex­am­ple, many teenagers and even chil­dren are smok­ing every day. That’s why YJI, which cov­ers all 33 provinces in In­done­sia and has rep­re­sen­ta­tives in each city, tries to spread aware­ness of liv­ing a healthy lifestyle such as ex­er­cis­ing, hav­ing good nu­tri­tion, reg­u­larly check­ing your heart and most of all, be­ing happy.”

“Dur­ing the next five years, we will be mak­ing a big ef­fort to send out pos­i­tive mes­sages that will linger in peo­ple’s minds about the ben­e­fits of healthy liv­ing. Good nu­tri­tion, less stress, that’s the way for­ward. No mat­ter how in­con­ve­nient some­times, we all need to rou­tinely ex­er­cise and visit the doc­tor for check-ups.” She con­tin­ues, “In the case of un­for­tu­nate chil­dren who are born with heart de­fect, they have to un­dergo at least 2-3x of open heart surgery in their life span that’s why ‘heart mat­ters’ is very com­plex.”


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