Yanniek originates from Malang in Java. She has an infectious, charming personality coupled with boundless energy and a strong character. From an early age, she was exposed to the service industry via the family catering business, and learned a great deal about working with people and preparing delicious traditional treats. For many years she worked as Excecutive Secretary for the German company 'Bayersdorf' in Java, where she was exposed to western ideas and perceptions.
In search of a challenge, she found herself managing a resort in the Raja Ampat for a considerable time. She inevitably acquired an understanding of the people and cultures of the area and steadily grew very fond of the beautiful islands of the Raja Ampat. During this time, she gained an excellent reputation for her conscientiousness, efficiency and reliability in her dealings with local government in the Raja Ampat per se.
Yanniek plays a vital role in the Official Affairs of the company. Her strength lies in public relations, and she is constantly hard at work building a healthy network between Raja4Divers, the authorities and local communities. Yanniek is well versed in the Indonesian legal system and she is familiar with dealing with local customs - she is an indispensable intermediary.
Curious to see the underwater wonder of the Raja Ampat, she completed a 'discover' dive on the house reef of Pulau Pef, and enjoyed it immensely.