Jean-Pierre Diserens – The Financial Visionary

Originally published in Registry Indonesia in Nov-Dec 2017 Indonesia is one of the economies the world has been eyeing on in the last few years. Also worth the mentioning is this world’s largest archipelago is seen as a country with remarkable resilience in the face of crisis. For instance, during the 2008-2009 crisis - which rocked the U.S., many European countries, and some Asia’s major economies, including China and India – the country managed to score presentable annual growth despite the … [Read more...]

Marlienna Suwito: Inspired by Nature

Originally published in Registry Indonesia, Sept-Oct 2017 edition. Photos: Rudi Wicaksono Marlienna Suwito had never planned to breed bird’s nests. Seeing the movements of a flock of swallows flying in her husband’s oil palm plantation in Pontianak, West Kalimantan later changed the course of her destiny. In this wilderness part of Pontianak, she in 2006 set up a swallow house, and it has ever since drawn the birds to roost. “It took me a year to build the house. Drawing swallows to roo … [Read more...]

Cushman & Wakefield ASPAC Welcomes New Chief

Cushman & Wakefield gets a new captain for its Asia-Pacific regional office. Matthew Bouw has taken over the helm of the global private commercial real estate services company since December 1. The American-based company has deemed it necessary to step up the game in the region known for its rapid growth, and believes Matthew Bouw is the right person for the job.  Or, as Brett White, Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Chief Executive Officer said, “Matthew brings over 20 years of experience … [Read more...]

With regulatory support, JIIPE clean cluster set to give industries competitive edge

Originally published in The Jakarta Post. The impressive facilities at the clean-block cluster at the Java Integrated Industrial and Port Estate (JIIPE) will make Indonesia’s food and pharmaceutical industries more competitive, but will require important regulatory support, industry players say. JIIPE, which is a project developed by chemical and petroleum distributor PT AKR Corporindo Tbk, in partnership with state-owned port operator PT Pelindo III, will have an 80-hectare c … [Read more...]

Dr. Alessandro Liberatori: Strengthening Ties

Originally published in Registry Indonesia, Sept-Oct 2017 edition. Photos: Rendy Kairupan This year marks the 68th anniversary of Indonesia-Italy bilateral relations and the 38th for the presence of ITA office in Indonesia. “And there has been a growing awareness of the economic opportunities in both trade and investment here in Indonesia,” says Dr. Alessandro Liberatori, the director of Italian Trade Agency (ITA) in Jakarta, a government organisation that also functions as Trade Pro … [Read more...]

Safe travel means holding a travel insurance policy

By Sudibyo M. Wiradji. Originally published in The Jakarta Post on October 18, 2017 Aditya (not his real name) had prepared everything for a two week holiday to Europe, expect for travel insurance. The 39-year-old manager of a private company had traveled overseas several times but had sneezed at the idea of needing insurance as he left everything to Yang di atas, another way of saying to God. But this time around he felt a bit unwell as he had a cough, followed sometimes by s … [Read more...]

Insurance industry challenging yet promising

By Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in The Jakarta Post on October 18, 2017 Teddy was very skeptical about having an insurance policy. It wasn’t about the money, as he successfully turned his export business into a profitable venture. “But just like many other Indonesians, we still faced a steep learning curve in dealing with insurance products,” Lani, Teddy’s wife, recalled. That was in the late 1990s, during the heyday of his business. Later, in the early 2000s,  the business … [Read more...]

Inne Noor Jalankan Bisnis Furnitur Berbekal Ilmu Konsultan

By: Eddy Dwinanto Iskandar Artikel ini diambil dari Pengalaman sebagai konsultan ternyata bisa menjadi bekal penting untuk terjun sebagai pengusaha. Ini dialami Inne Noor, seorang konsultan keuangan dan bisnis yang beralih menjadi pengusaha furnitur 13 tahun silam. Bekal keahlian analisis bisnis, proyeksi keuangan, sampai manajemen operasional diaplikasikan ketika Inne dan rekannya mengakuisisi perusahaan furnitur PT Rapi Cipta Indah pada 2004. Sejak itu, perusahaan furnitur … [Read more...]

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...]