The Jesuit Refugee Service is a ministry of the Society of Jesus under the direct responsibility of the Superior General, Rev. Arturo Sosa Abascal SJ. JRS International Director, Rev. Thomas H. Smolich SJ, is Father General’s delegate for the Society’s work with refugees, and reports directly to him.

In the region, the Advisory Council supports the Regional Director in his leadership and oversight of JRS in Asia Pacific.

The Regional Director  and the Country Directors meet once a year to discuss JRS operations and issues of global concern.

JRS Asia Pacific Advisory Council

Adrianus Suyadi, SJ

Adrianus Suyadi, SJ, a Jesuit from the Indonesian Jesuit Province, has been working for JRS Indonesia for almost 9 years. Now, he works at the Jesuit Conference Asia-Pacific (JCAP) as a Secretary for Social Ministries since January 2019.

JRS Asia Pacific Directors

Louie Bacomo

Louie Bacomo

JRS Asia Pacific Regional Director & JRS Thailand Director


JRS Myanmar Director

Peter B. Devantara SJ

JRS Indonesia Director

Carolina Gottardo

JRS Australia Director

Sr Denise Coghlan R.S.M

JRS Cambodia Director