Riady is Executive Director of the Lippo Group. He holds a number of senior executive positions within the Lippo Group of companies and serves as Chairman of Siloam Hospitals, on the board of Matahari Department Store and Matahari Putra Prima, respectively the country's largest Department Store and Hypermarket. John is also Managing Partner of Venturra Capital, a USD120 million Southeast Asia early stage venture capital fund. John is also Editor at Large of BeritaSatu Media Holdings and a lecturer at the UPH Faculty of Law. He is a licensed attorney in the State of New York, and holds degrees in Political Philosophy and Economics from Georgetown University; an MBA from the Wharton School of Business; and a Juris Doctor from the Columbia University Law School. John also serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Southeast Asia and the Columbia University International Advisory Board.