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...]

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...]

Paulus Sutisna: Man on the Move

Paulus Sutisna, president director of Bank DBS Indonesia, steps into his office in a sleek suit and an avuncular smile, as he greets Registry Indonesia team during a photo shoot. The office has a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the dynamic of leaders and employees interaction. As a banker and business leader, Paulus recalls what it takes to climb him to the top position in his career. Started as a Citibank management trainee back in 1989, he then assumed the role of deputy credit … [Read more...]

Tommy Singgih: Leading with Vision

Along with the rapid growth of technology, people demand more convenient way of how they conduct transactions. “And the world is in the making of cashless societies, everywhere including Indonesia,” says Tommy Singgih, director of Mastercard Indonesia. Over an afternoon chat in his office in South Jakarta’s elite area, Tommy says that what sets the increasing trend of digital payments is their convenience especially when compared to traditional payment method. “You just need to tap your car … [Read more...]

Lie Liliana Veronica: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Text & Images: Aulia R. Sungkar With over three decades of Information Technology under her belt, Lie Liliana Veronica is blessed with strong leadership in a male-dominated sector. In one late afternoon, Lie Liliana Veronica appears energetic and upbeat as she walks us through the busy space of PT Bank Sahabat Sampoerna (Bank Sampoerna). “You want to do the interview first or photo shoot? I’m easy,” she says with an avuncular smile. We decided to do the interview first. Even during … [Read more...]

Chris J. Umpleby: Leading with humanity

Text & photos: Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in The Jakarta Post, May 9, 2016 Property veteran Chris J. Umpleby emphasizes mutual respect to communicate differences toward building a solid team. Any good relationship is based on mutual respect and the ability to communicate, according to Chris J. Umpleby, general manager property of Senayan Square. His assertion is based on his management style in which he labels as humanity leadership. “Respecting other people at the w … [Read more...]

Harry Darsono: Glam & Genius

On one afternoon, haute couture designer Harry Darsono tours us around his personal abode-cum-museum in South Jakarta’s Cilandak area. Beautifully built in Baroque and Rococo architecture styles, the design of the museum is actually based on the sketch Harry drew when was still nine years old. That’s the time when the little Harry lived in Paris, France, had a period of speech therapy for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and was identified as indigo. “I was an aggressive and hype … [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...]

Jean-Paul Agon: Leading the world of beauty

Words & photo: Aulia R. Sungkar Originally was published in The Jakarta Post on March 14, 2016. The chairman and CEO of L’Oréal Group talks about his global business strategies and dealing with digitalization. With an avuncular smile, Jean-Paul Agon greets The Jakarta Post in L’Oréal Indonesia’s head office in Jakarta’s central business district. “It’s my fourth visit to this country. The first time I came here was in 1997 and then I came back in 2000 and 2010. Jakarta has changed so … [Read more...]