With headquarter in Irvine, California, INADATA Consulting aims to deliver high quality research analysis, consulting, and training services on (1) planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategic regional and city developments of Indonesia, and (2) economy, business and markets of Indonesia.  Our goal is to exceed the expectations of every client by offering outstanding service, innovative approach, and greater value, ensuring that our clients receive the most effective and professional service.


1. To learn the right knowledge, bring the right people together, and introduce the right and visionary practices to challenge established thinking and drive transformation of national, regional, and local development of Indonesia.


2. To work with our clients to build their capabilities that enable them to achieve sustainable development and growth. We are shaping the future. Together.


At INADATA Consulting we relentlessly pursuit and acquire knowledge and passionately share it with our clients for their successful development.


Become partner of our clients. Each project gives us the opportunity to transform our client’s outlook as well as our own, thereby shaping new approaches and programs that can produce meaningful and enduring impact.

OUR EXPERTISE covers the following areas:

Regional, City, and Regency Development

Assist provincial, city, and local (regency) governments of Indonesia in formulating, monitoring, and evaluating their strategic development plans.


Business, Market, and Policy Advisory

Provide market insights, economic analysis, and information on Indonesia’s government regulations to international business communities which plan to enter or expand their market/investment in Indonesia.


Educational Consulting

Through a comprehensive program, assist Indonesians who plan to pursue their higher education and professional trainings in the United States.


Elwin Tobing
Founder and President

Ran for the Parliament of Indonesia in 2014, through which he saw that the route to a more developed Indonesia is by advancing the country’s regencies and provinces. Had given lectures and training on economic development strategies for several years including to China’s local government officials and university professors at California State University Fullerton, which becomes one of the catalysts for him to establish INADATA Consulting. Earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Iowa (2006), M.Sc. in Economic Policy and Planning from Northeastern University, Boston (1998), and B.A. in Statistics from Bogor Agriculture University (1993). Previously an associate professor of economics at Azusa Pacific University and adjunct professor of economics California State University Fullerton since 2006 and a visiting professor at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He just released a book "Indonesian Dream: Revitalisasi & Realisasi Pancasila sebagai Cita-cita Bangsa" published by KOMPAS Indonesia and currently working on his next book "Indonesia 2030: Miss It or Make It".

Harya Dillon
Vice-Head of Regional Economic Development Program 

Completed his Ph.D. in Regional Science with concentration on City Transportation at University of California Irvine (UC Irvine), Harya Dillon received his M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning from UC Irvine and B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from Bandung Institute of Technology. His research have been published in several international journals and his previous works were related to capacity building in regional planning and transportation.

Stuart Strother
Head of Regional Economic Development Program

Received award from the City of Azusa, California for his contribution to the development of the City of Azusa. He earned his Ph.D. in regional development from University of Louisville, United States, and M.Sc., in Financial Economics from the University of London, United Kingdom. Currently, he is professor of economics and international business at Azusa Pacific University, California. Dr. Strother wrote books “China: Doing business in the Middle Kingdom” in 2012 and “Market Cities: Local Economic Development Strategies for the 21st Century” in 2014 and “City ranks: Living, Working and Doing Business in the Best Cities in America” in 2010. An expert in city and regional development planning and has traveled numerous times to East Asia regions, especially China, he is currently a professor of economics at Azusa Pacific University, California.

Rosida Ruth
Head of Educational Training

Rosida has extensive experience in the field of agricultural issues and marketing of agricultural products, particularly with regard to export. She worked for several years in Foreign Agriculture Service at the US Embassy in Jakarta, a consultant to the Ministry of Trade, as well as a marketing consultant for food and agriculture products both from the United States to the international market as well as from Indonesia to the United States. Rosida also has extensive experience in preparing and holding workshops for Indonesian government officials and businesses in the United States, particularly on the issues of export and import of agricultural products. Rosida earned her Masters in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Cornell University, United States in 1995, and a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering in Agriculture from Bogor Agricultural Institute of Indonesia in 1990.