Founder and President

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Born in Takengon, Central Aceh, Indonesia, Dian Alyan has lived a richly rewarding global life as a brilliant student, world traveler and highly successful executive at Procter & Gamble. After tragically losing 40 relatives in the deadly Asia tsunami of 2004, she founded the GiveLight Foundation to create a home to and provide long term education for the orphans from this disaster. Although it started with one home in Indonesia, since day one, Dian envisioned GiveLight to be a global institution helping children in all corner of the world.

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Dian loves to read and travel. She’s fortunate to have traveled to 47 States, and visited 4 continents. She enjoys cooking, connecting with people and learning languages of the world.  She speaks French, Arabic, Indonesian/Malay and, of course, English.  

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She loves being a mother to not just her own two boys, but to hundreds of children around the world.  Read her story as featured on Huffington Post here and watch her testimony when starting GiveLight here