John Riady is an Indonesian lawyer, professor, and businessman. He is currently Executive Director of the Lippo Group; Professor of Law at UPH (Universitas Pelita Harapan), Indonesia's leading private University; Editor at large of the Jakarta Globe, an Indonesian English language newspaper; and Director of Berita Satu Media Holdings, a diversified Indonesian Media Conglomerate. Born in New York City, John spent his early childhood in the Unites States, before returning to Jakarta, Indonesia at the age of four. John was educated at Georgetown University where he majored in Political Philosophy and Economics. He also received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a Juris Doctor (JD) from Columbia University. He is also a member of the NY Bar Association and serves on the Columbia University International Advisory Board.