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Marissa Maren

Bio:

Marissa is passionate about using business as a vehicle for shining God’s light and truth into the world. At Busana Apparel Group, Marissa develops new business opportunities and drives corporate strategy. The group’s factories in Indonesia and Ethiopia employ over 27,000 people, of which 90% are young women around Marissa’s age. She is thankful for the opportunity to serve God in this family business, founded by her late father.

Prior to working with Busana Apparel Group in Jakarta, Marissa worked in Barclays Capital’s investment banking division in New York. Marissa started her career at Lehman Brothers, where she lived through the firm’s collapse in 2008.

Since 2008, Marissa has actively pursued spiritual integration in faith and work. In New York, while attending Redeemer Presbyterian Church, she was a fellow of the 9-month Gotham Fellowship in 2011. In Jakarta, Marissa joined the 6-month Kingdom Entrepreneurship Academy (KEA) in 2014 and subsequently served as a Director of KEA from 2015 until 2018.

Marissa earned a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude from Tufts University with a major in mechanical engineering and a minor in entrepreneurial leadership. She is currently pursuing an executive Masters in Business Administration at the University of Oxford.

Life:

Born into a multicultural family, with an Irish- and Swedish-American mother and an Indian-Indonesian father, Marissa has lived over half of her life in Indonesia, where she currently resides with her husband Jared