Vanessa Mak
Business Development Manager

Vanessa is a Business Development Manager in our Jakarta office.

Before joining Rouse, Vanessa was a Senior Tax Consultant at a Big 4 consulting firm in Sydney.

Vanessa's role requires her to stay at the fore-front of Indonesia’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) development and analyse potential target clients, namely IP driven multinationals that have a presence in South East Asia (“SEA”) including Australia. The scope of her role includes anti-counterfeiting measures, general enforcement strategies, trademark, patents and copyright infringement matters. Vanessa works in collaboration with Rouse offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, among others. She also liaises with the relevant associations and government bodies to strengthen IP protection in Indonesia and across Asia.

Professional qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of New South Wales

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, Sydney

  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

  • Master of Laws, The University of Sydney


  • Alumni Graduation Award, University of New South Wales

Personal interests

  • Travel, live music, spending time with her three children and Christian books