Emirsyah Dinar (Em) is the managing partner at AFFA Intellectual Property Rights for Indonesia and Timor Leste, and is a registered intellectual property consultant in Indonesia. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and later graduated from Gadjah Mada University in 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 adviser and often provides Indonesian start-ups and SMEs with guidelines on how to protect and commercialise their IP assets 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.