Chief of Facilities and Security
Chief of Facilities and Security Ronnie Mewengkang ensures the maintenance of the Vilcek Foundation’s offices and exhibition spaces, and oversees its security systems, both at its headquarters and at its new location, currently under renovation.
Since 2011, he has directed the construction of the foundation’s new headquarters, a five-story historic building on New York’s Upper East Side, which will include two floors of exhibition space. Mr. Mewengkang works closely with architects, engineers, contractors, insurance brokers, and city officials to facilitate the process and to ensure the foundation’s wide-ranging facility needs—from public gathering to residential spaces—are optimally met.
Prior to joining the Vilcek Foundation in 2009, Mr. Mewengkang worked in both the private and non-profit sectors. Mr. Mewengkang completed his Bachelor of Science degree in international economics at Marymount Manhattan College, and his Master of Science degree in construction administration at Columbia University. He is a certified Facility Management Professional through the International Facility Management Association.
A Message from Jan and Marica Vilcek
Our founders arrived as penniless refugees over fifty years ago, but with the kindness and opportunity they received in the United States, they went on to accomplish great things in biomedical science and art history. Read their statement on the recent executive order imposing a travel ban.