Ratih Septivita (Vita) holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Indonesia.

She is the Global Events Manager for CCAFS. Prior to joining CCAFS, she worked as a Programme Support Officer for the Forest and Livelihoods Programme, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) where she assisted the Director of the Programme and also helped with the planning and execution of several events, locally and internationally.

She also has experience working in a private-sector company, IBM Indonesia (2005-2008), in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), where she specialized in marketing and organizing events for IBM.