Robby Tulus is an international advisor with extensive experience in working on cooperatives, credit unions, legal and policy frameworks, research, governance and community development. With a career launched almost six decades ago, Robby advised and trained cooperatives, associations, research institutes, communities, and governments in the Asia-Pacific region.
As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Robby will support Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment in evaluating its existing cooperative law. The work will provide evidence-based, contextualized input into its new law through a community-based consultancy process with national experts and local groups.
Robby has held national and regional executive positions in Indonesia, India, Singapore, and the Philippines. His work has inspired communities to look to a collective membership-based organization as the best tool to bring economic equality in development. Robby organized and implemented regulatory and policy development projects, conducted regulatory consultations, and assisted in the drafting of cooperative laws in Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Nepal, during his tenure with the International Co-operative Alliance.
Based in Ontario, Canada, Robby serves as an advisor to various organizations, such as the Credit Union National Federation of Indonesia, Karl Albrecht Foundation, and the Indonesian Canadian Congress in Ottawa, to name a few. He has a graduate degree in Communications from the University of Padjadjaran and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Parahyangan in Indonesia. His research activities in the field of co-operatives have been acknowledged and recognized by many universities in Asia, Canada, and the UK.