Bernhard Sumbayak previously was the President Commissioner of a well known Indonesian futures company, a founder shareholder of Jakarta Futures Exchange. He founded Vibiz Group in 2004, that consist of: Vibiz Consulting Group, Vibiz Exclusive Property Services (VEPS), Lepmida, Vibiz Media and The Michael Resorts.
As in the beginning, Vibiz Group started with various sales training modules for sales people, the first program in Vibiz Consulting Group. Later on, Bernhard developed a business unit engaged in property agent, consultancy and marketing services, especially for luxurious and exclusive segment, namely Vibiz Exclusive Property Services (VEPS). Related to regional investment business, he developed a unit called Lepmida. While in 2007 he founded Vibiznews.com, the first news web in Vibizmedia Network.
Bernhard is currently acting as the Chairman of Vibiz Consulting Group that consist of Vibiz Consulting, Vibiz Learning Center (VBLC), Indonesia Investment Institute (III) and Vibiz Outbound. Vibiz Learning Center managing all training programs as scheduled periodically. Vibiz Outbound unit was then developed for outbound activities. In 2009, he founded Indonesia Investment Institute (III) that provides smart strategic education for investment assets, which are: forex, securities, commodity, as well as Investment Portfolio Management. In the area of soft skill management, he also developed with his Soft Skill Development team ini VBLC several sophisticated training programs, such as, Followership and Leadership (F/L) model, Improving Productivity by Boosting Your Brain (IPBB), and Developing Business Acumen, etc.
He graduated from University of Indonesia – Faculty of Economics (FEUI) and then working in two management consultant companies and some other private owned businesses in the mid of 1980’s up to the beginning of 1990’s. Afterwards, he occupied in a national trading and manufacturing of heavy equipment company for 5 years, supervising several functions, such as HR Development, Legal Affairs, GA Affairs, Training Center Development, as well as Marketing Promotion Product and Corporate Communications. In this company he directed report to the CEO.
Bernhard then joined with a big national private bank for the next 10 years adding experiences in various area, such as Corporate Culture Development Project, HR Policies Development, Organizational Effectiveness Review Project, Reengineering in Operations, Services and Credit Process Project, Service Developments Project, New Branch Design Development Project, Branch Streamlining Project, and various assignments in Consumer Banking Division with the last position as Vice President. In addition, during 2003-2005 he was positioned as one of the Indonesia Call Center Association (ICCA) Chairman Board.