Emerging Trend of Successful Local Entrepreneurs in Riau

This advertorial is originally published in The Jakarta Post on May 8, 2017. An important factor in the success of PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP), the operational unit of the APRIL Group (Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd.), one of Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper manufacturer, is the company’s community development program. The program provides support to local entrepreneurs to enable the growth of their businesses in partnership with the company. Zamhur is one … [Read more...]

Santos Thenu: Saatnya Ritel Modern Asli Indonesia Bangkit

Penulis: Achmad Dzulfiqar Artikel ini diambil dari sini Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) memprediksi pertumbuhan ekonomi Indonesia 2017 sebagian besar akan ditopang oleh sektor konsumsi rumah tangga seperti tahun-tahun sebelumnya. Bahkan pada tahun ini konsumsi rumah tangga diperkirakan akan mencapai 60-70 % ekonomi Indonesia. Terlebih kondisi perekonomian global belum menunjukkan tren positif untuk mendukung aktifitas perdagangan luar negeri. Ekspor dan impor masih negatif. Konsumsi … [Read more...]

Audemars Piguet’s CEO: “We Didn’t Cancel Our Creativity”

Originally was published in DA MAN Caliber 2016 TIME TO PLAY. François-Henry Bennahmias injects his witty and sharp personality into the business side of Audemars Piguet. The passionate CEO speaks of the company’s past and present to Chris Andre Business with attitude is what separates the winners from the rest of the players on the field. Such is the case with Audemars Piguet, a leading Swiss watchmaker that has been around since 1875. The last four years signaled what is perhaps the i … [Read more...]

Eric Mallace: Guide, Lead and Succeed

Words: Ruth Ninajanty Originally was published in The Jakarta Post on June 6, 2016. At the helm of Jotun Indonesia, Eric Mallace focuses on human resources as the capital that drives the business further in the industry. With more than 25 years' experience under his belt, Eric Mallace recalled the moment he first embarked on the world of sales. He once worked in sales in Dubai. Since then, the Scot has climbed the corporate ladder with more exploration in Asia. He has been the … [Read more...]

In A Blink – hotel design as art

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Originally published in JPlus of The Jakarta Post on August 13, 2016     Entering its second decade, Blink Design Group has reached great heights in the world of hospitality design, working with luxury hotel brands such as Alila, Conrad, Jumeirah, Kempinski, Mandarin Oriental, Regent, Rosewood and Six Senses. Hotel designer and creative director Clint Nagata founded the firm in 2006 in Bangkok with a staff of 20. Flash-forward to today, and … [Read more...]

8 Advantages Highly Sensitive People Bring to Business

Words: Sherrie Campbell Originally published in http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245293 Highly-sensitive people are “different” but different in the way that businesses need. The highly sensitive see things in ways others cannot and are the world’s greatest innovators. These are the people you want running your businesses. You want them on your creative teams to help push your business to the cutting edge. With their influence, your business will stand out – by creating new ide … [Read more...]

Nadiem Makarim: Innovating ideas to revolutionize ‘ojek’

Words & photo: Aulia R. Sungkar Originally was published in The Jakarta Post on June 20, 2015. Young entrepreneur Nadiem Makarim opts for flexibility in managing a platform of transportation services. Motorcycle taxis, known as ojek, have become one efficient solution to Jakarta'€™s notorious traffic congestion. "When you are in a hurry and want to go to a certain place, an ojek is truly the most reliable mode of transport. A lot of people need their services regularly. I'€™m one of … [Read more...]

TNT Express takes Transjakarta to Reduce C02 Emission

TNT Express Indonesia and Transjakarta Busway held a two-day eco-driving seminar with the objective of building a social initiative on how to consistently reduce the use of C02 emission. Taking place at Hotel Peninsula, West Jakarta, the seminar features in-class training, held on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 10 in the morning to late afternoon, and practical field exercise the next day.  There were 25 drivers from TNT and 15 from Transjakarta Busway taking part at the seminar. The main … [Read more...]

How personality plays a role in effective leadership

When executives identify admirable leaders, they often underestimate their struggle with certain elements of their personality. In truth, the majority of effective leaders even “naturals” like Richard Branson or PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi had to work hard to manage their personality traits to get where they are today. There are countless personality traits that distinguish us from one another, some inherited while others are learned. But recent research has converged toward five broad dimensions, e … [Read more...]

Tomy Sofhian: Taking the reins through strategic planning and execution

Tomy Sofhian broke the expatriate bar when he became the first local to helm the Indonesian operation of Amsterdam-based international logistics service provider, TNT Express. Since its establishment in Indonesia in 1979, TNT Express Indonesia had always been under a foreign managing director. His appointment to the position last June was due to the need to have a leader who understands the local market, Tomy believes. While he is a fan of motivational and leadership gurus from the West, … [Read more...]