Dr. Alessandro Liberatori: Strengthening Ties

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 Promotion Office of the Italian Embassy. “This world’s largest archipelago is indeed a home to vast nat … [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 swa.co.id 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...]

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...]