Meet the Team


Rafika Arfani, Director

As Director of ITPC Vancouver, Rafika leads the organization, decides which trade shows to participate in, selects Canadian buyers to work with, liaises with the Ministry of Trade in Jakarta and much more. Rafika moved to Vancouver in March 2016 to manage ITPC Vancouver, but has worked for Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade since 2003. She has handled issues ranging from dumping/anti-dumping to safeguards and technical barriers to trade. Rafika brings more than 13 years of international trade experience to ITPC Vancouver.


Mochamad Rizalu Akbar, Deputy Director

Rizalu is responsible for internal administration and finances at ITPC Vancouver. He also works to develop partnerships between Canadian importers and Indonesian exporters and helps Rafika with trade shows. Rizalu has worked for Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade for more than 10 years.


Natalia Chandra, Trade Assistant

Natalia handles administrative tasks ranging from the collection of trade data to fielding inquiries at ITPC Vancouver. She has worked for the centre for the past four years. Before joining the ITPC team, Natalia worked as a coffee specialist at Nestlé.


Verry Jap, Trade Assistant

Verry is ITPC Vancouver’s resident trade show and data expert. He has worked for the centre for the last four years. Prior to joining the ITPC team, Verry worked as a photographer in Canada and an architect in Indonesia.


The team from ITPC has helped us faciliate trade show participation and helped us with award nominations. They are extremely professional to work with, very easy going, and the staff speak Bahasa Indonesia, which is so helpful.
– Utomo, AXIA Distribution