Daud Dharma Salim & Christina Sudjie: A Visionary Couple

Originally published in Registry Indonesia, August 2018 edition. Making confident decisions often leads to success, not only in life but also in business; and this assertion truly reflects in the life of Daud Dharma Salim and Christina Sudjie. Kristamedia Pratama – Krista Exhibitions, the company that they established back in 1994 surely led to the right path that later shaped their future. From humble beginnings as a simple printing company, Kristamedia has now thrived as one of the l … [Read more...]

Shaping International Education

Text: Aulia R. Sungkar. Images: Courtesy of Sampoerna Schools System. Dr. Marshall Schott is taking his leadership role to scale Sampoerna Schools System to greater heights. With over 18 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Marshall Schott was recruited by Sampoerna to lend its expertise in helping make Sampoerna Schools System a comprehensive education institution which fully complies with Indonesian law and regulations whilst maintaining a higher international standard. The Chief … [Read more...]

Classically Trained: Jasin Tedjasukmana of KIAT Architects

Interview by Dian Arthen Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in the 14th anniversary edition of Indonesia Design, Dec 2017. Renowned architect Jasin Tedjasukmana is the mastermind behind some of the most famous hotels in popular destinations in Indonesia, namely The Hermitage Hotel and Dharmawangsa Hotel in Jakarta, and the upcoming The Residences at Mandarin Oriental in Bali. Graduated from Parahyangan University in Bandung in 1977, the Cirebon-native founded his own a … [Read more...]

Ciputra: Developing to Empower the Next Generation

Interview by Aulia R. Sungkar Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in the 14th anniversary edition of Indonesia Design, Dec 2017. The figure of Dr. (HC) Ir. Ciputra has inked in the history of property development in Indonesia. With over 50 years of property expertise under his belt, he has successfully built milestones with uncountable numbers of property products from Sumatra all the way to Papua as well as in other countries like Vietnam, China, Cambodia and India. His venture … [Read more...]

Cosmas Batubara: National Housing Mastermind

Interview by Aulia R. Sungkar Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in the 14th anniversary edition of Indonesia Design, Dec 2017. Cosmas Batubara is one of the most consistent figures when it comes to playing a role in the country’s property development. He once took roles as minister of public housing and minister of manpower during the late Soeharto’s administration, and has until today involved with numerous property projects. His long-standing experience, outstanding leaders … [Read more...]

Hendro S. Gondokusumo: On the Right Track

Interview by Aulia R. Sungkar Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in the 14th anniversary edition of Indonesia Design,  Dec 2017 It has been more than four decades since Hendro S. Gondokusumo founded his property company in the early 1970s. He started his venture with construction of housing compound projects of Cilandak Garden Housing in South Jakarta and Darmo Satellite Town in Surabaya. Listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) since 1990, PT Intiland Development Tbk as t … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]