Navigating Your Way in Indonesia – Insights, Trends & Opportunities from a Business Perspective

Emre Olcer, Area Vice President, SEA, Mondelēz International; Achmad Sukarsono, Senior Analyst, Control Risks; Eko Wijanarko, Deputy Director, The Indonesian Investment Promotion Centre (IIPC) Singapore; and Moderator, Kok How Lee, Head, Economic & Industry Research Institute, CFLD International

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : June 05, 2018

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $10.00

2018-06-05 11:45:00 2018-06-05 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore Navigating Your Way in Indonesia – Insights, Trends & Opportunities from a Business Perspective - AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium AmCham Singapore

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Lunch will be provided.

Hosted by the Government & Regional Affairs, Property, and Supply Chain, Transportation & Logistics Committees


11:45 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 12:05 pm             Introduction of Panelists
12:05 pm – 1:05 pm               Panelists Discussion
1:05 pm – 1:30 pm                 Q&A


As one of the largest emerging markets in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has been at the forefront of investments in the region. With the current political, security, and socioeconomic paradigms, businesses need to understand the risks and uncertainties that affect the investment climate of the country, especially in industries such as FMCG, Building & Infrastructure, Machinery & Equipment, Electronics & Electrical Appliances and Logistics & Warehousing.

In this session, we will focus on the current political and investment climate in Indonesia, learn more about the market trends and opportunities from the Indonesian Government, business advisor, corporate company, and even an Industrial park developer, and how it affects the economy as a whole.

About the Panelists

Emre Olcer
Area Vice President, SEA
Mondelēz International

Emre Olcer is the Area Vice President, South East Asia (SEA), Mondelēz International and is based in Singapore. He is also a member of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa Leadership Team. Emre is responsible for developed and developing markets in the dynamic and emerging SEA region, including Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia , Malaysia and AP Exports serving 19 markets in total.

He joined Mondelēz International in July 2016 after nearly 20 years with Procter & Gamble and Gillette. From 2011 to 2016, he was General Manager Vietnam and Cambodia and prior to that, Asia Marketing Director for Gillette for three years. He was Associate Marketing Director for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2006 to 2008.

Emre held a range of roles with Gillette based from 1997 to 2005, starting in Personal Care as a brand manager in 1997 in Turkey and progressing to Duracell Business Director for Eastern Mediterranean in 2000, a role he held for three years and Gillette Marketing Director for the region from 2003-2005.. Emre started his career with L’Oreal as Brand Manager Hair & Skin in 1994 after finishing his Master degree in Grenoble, France.

Emre has worked in consumer packaged goods in Turkey, the UK, Switzerland, Singapore and Vietnam. He served as Governor in AMCHAM Vietnam HCMC Board from 2012-2016.
   He is fluent in Turkish, English and French. He is married to Isabella and they have 2 daughters, 16 and 10 years old.

Achmad Sukarsono
Senior Analyst, South-East Asia
Control Risks

Achmad Sukarsono is based in Control Risks’ Singapore office and provides analysis on Indonesia and Malaysia for Control Risks’ Country Risk Forecast (CRF), PRIME online political risk services and bespoke reports. Recent projects he has worked on include:

- A comprehensive political and social risks report on Indonesia’s remote province of Papua for an extractive multinational company.
- Detailed weekly monitoring of political and regulatory developments in Indonesia’s mining sector for a leading international mining company.
- Research and analysis of legislative developments related to the Indonesian telecommunications sector.
- A threat assessment of aviation facilities in Indonesia for an international airline.
- On-the-ground research and analysis of local political factors that affect the trial of a Global100 employee in a remote province in eastern Indonesia.
- Analysis of local politics in six different cities across Indonesia for the launching of a ground-breaking health initiative.

Achmad was previously a London-based Asia analyst at political risk consultancy Eurasia Group where his work included weekly monitoring briefs on Malaysian politics, advising Japanese clients on Indonesian politics through Tokyo road trips, assessments on the labour situation in Indonesia, mapping the alcohol debate in predominantly Muslim Indonesia and Malaysia for a food & beverage company and in-depth reports on the oil sector in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Before joining the political risk industry, Achmad worked as a Southeast Asia analyst for the International Crisis Group, a global think-tank on conflict issues for three years and as a Jakarta-based journalist for international news organisations for a decade. Achmad’s comments on Indonesia and Malaysia have appeared on Bloomberg, Reuters, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

Achmad holds a Master of Arts degree in Global and Comparative Politics from Queen Mary University of London and a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in International Relations from the University of Indonesia, where he joined the 1998 student movement that helped overthrow the Suharto authoritarian regime.

Eko Wijanarko  
Deputy Director
The Indonesian Investment Promotion Centre (IIPC) Singapore

Eko is responsible for promoting Indonesia as an investment destination and providing networking and matchmaking opportunities for Indonesian and foreign entrepreneurs. He is appointed as the Deputy Director of IIPC Singapore in October 2015. Prior to his current role, he was appointed as the Section Chief of Forestry, Fisheries, Transportation and Telecommunication in the Directorate of Investment Services and Section Chief of Tourism Investment Planning at the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).

He has more than 6 years of experience in the field of investment, including investment planning, promotion, consultation, cooperation, evaluation, licensing, etc.

He holds an Engineering degree from Diponegoro University and a Master Degree in Public Management and Policy Analysis from International University of Japan.

About the Moderator

Kok How Lee
Head, Economic & Industry Research Institute
CFLD International

Kok How joined CFLD International in October 2017, and heads the Economic & Industry Research Institute. He has over 10 years’ experience in research, forecasting and strategy. Internally, he provides advisory and research for the business. Externally, his role is to position CFLD as a global thought leader in New Industry City development.

Prior to this, Kok How is the Principal Economist for BHP Billiton. Before that, he served under the Economist Service - an unit in charge of advancing economic thought in public policies, working in the Ministry of Trade & Industry as well as the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Kok How holds an Honours degree in Economics, as well as a Master of Science in Financial Engineering, from the National University of Singapore. He is currently pursuing the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA Programme.

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