Duan Damais

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Jakarta, Indonesia
San Jose State University
Indonesian Food, Southeast Asian Noodle, Old Fashioned
  • Duan's deep understanding of Indonesian cuisine, acquired through a lifetime of observing its evolution from his childhood in Indonesia to his experiences in California, uniquely qualifies him to explore the changes, lost dishes, and enduring classics of Indonesian food.
  • He has dedicated his writing career to shedding light on lesser-known delicacies such as Batagor, Babi Cuka, and Ketoprak, providing in-depth insights and promoting the cultural richness of Indonesian culinary traditions.
  • His insightful discussions with renowned rendang chef William Wongso fueled his dedication to promoting the rich flavors of Indonesian cuisine.


Duan brings a wealth of diverse professional experience in e-commerce and digital marketing, including his leadership roles as a General Manager of Ecommerce for MAP Active, the largest retail group in Southeast Asia, and as the Head of Pandawa6, a Jakarta-based digital marketing agency. As a digital marketing agency leader, Duan played a pivotal role in providing strategic guidance and delivering comprehensive services to clients, optimizing their online presence and driving significant business growth and ROI. During his tenure as the General Manager of Ecommerce for MAP Active, he spearheaded the expansion of the group's online operations, overseeing digital strategies for a prestigious portfolio of brands such as Steve Madden, Clarks, Fitflop, Birkenstock, Lego, Hasbro, and Sony Playstation.


Duan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on Management from San Jose State University.
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