Facilitate the development of enterprises

About SESI

About This Website

SESI – Promoting Subud Enterprises

THIS website covers the past and present of enterprise news under the worldwide Subud umbrella. It is a platform for facilitating SESI’s mission to inspire and facilitate the development of larger-scale collaborative Subud enterprises to support the organizational aims and charitable endeavours of the World Subud Council. If you are interested in mentoring or supporting enterprises or accessing the Revolving Fund, contact the Co-Chairs at the email below. News of past awardees is posted in the blog and on the Subud Members Enterprise page. Most parts of the site are open to the public. Some areas are accessible by Subud members only through a simple registration process which is free and, in most cases, immediate.

If you would like to submit an article about enterprise, please write to us at editor@subudenterprises.com


Hammond Peek, Co-Chair

Since the 15th Subud World Congress in Freiburg, in 2018, SESI is being co-chaired by Hammond Peek of Christchurch, New Zealand, and Gaye Thavisin from Tasmania and living in Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia. You can contact them at sesi.cochairs@subud.org

Hammond is a two-time Academy Award winner, who has held multiple positions in Subud: Group/National Chair and Treasurer, Committee Councillor Subud New Zealand, and WSA Treasurer (2010 to 2014). He is married to Renata, lives in Christchurch, has five grown up kids and two grandchildren.
Apart from his very successful career as a sound recordist in the NZ film industry, Hammond was involved in former years in a Subud film production company and a small Subud finance company. He currently runs a property investment company with three properties in Christchurch. Hammond says: “I love figures and connecting with people, and I prefer to call a spade a spade, rather than ‘a device for digging’.”


Gaye Thavisin, Co-Chair

Gaye arrived in Rungan Sari in 2002 to help fit out the Rungan Sari Resort, and stayed to operate it. 4 years later, with new business partner Lorna Dowson-Collins, she set up an amazing, ‘responsible’ enterprise. Called Wow Borneo, it pioneered tourism and luxury eco-cruises in Central Kalimantan. Over the last 13 years, the business has expanded and is operating on 3 rivers, including into the world-famous Tanjung Puting National Park.
“My commitment to supporting the growth of new enterprises is based on my deep conviction that responsible enterprise is the way to put into practice our latihan and enhance our personal development. Through this we can make a difference in the communities in which we live, giving real opportunities for work, supporting the work of social and environmental foundations, and, for us, making a difference in the protection of our embattled environment.
“I look forward to working together with Hammond and our counterparts in groups, national committees and zones all over the world, to support, inspire and nurture Subud enterprises!”