Ms Shita Laksmi has more than 17 years of hands-on experience in thematic issues such as transparency and accountability, open data, technologies, freedom of expression, Internet governance, and media development. She successfully managed a regional programme on technology and transparency from 2012 to 2017 while at Hivos Southeast Asia. From 2014 to 2017, Shita served as a member of Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) at the United Nations (UN) to advise the Secretary General on the programme of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meetings. In 2016, she was one of the Career Woman finalists, a competition held by Femina Magazine in Indonesia. She is also an expert team member at the ICT Applications Directorate General, Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies in Indonesia.
Shita holds a Master’s in Journalism from the Ateneo de Manila University and is currently taking a Post Graduate Diploma in Internet Governance at the University of Malta.