Emirsyah Dinar (Em) is the managing partner of AFFA Intellectual Property Rights Indonesia & Timor Leste and is a registered Intellectual Property Consultant in Indonesia. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and later graduated from Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia). Em has assisted both national and international clients from various fields with their IP needs in Indonesia, Timor Leste, and Papua New Guinea. Em is also a keen advisor who often provides Indonesian start-ups and SMEs with guidelines on how to protect and commercialize their intellectual properties in Indonesia and overseas. He is regularly invited to speak at various national and international seminars hosted by government agencies, universities, and companies regarding IP protection in Indonesia, Timor Leste, and Papua New Guinea.