Speakers and Moderators

Dewi Fortuna ANWAR
Dewi Fortuna ANWAR

Research Professor at The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Chairman of Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, The Habibie Center, Deputy for Government Policy Support, Office of the Vice President, Jakarta

Dewi Fortuna Anwar straddles the world of academia, political activism and government. Between October 2010 and May 2015 Dewi served as Deputy Secretary for Political Affairs, and since May 2015 as Deputy for Government Policy Support to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. In 2015 she was appointed by the President to become a member of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI).  She has written widely on Indonesia’s foreign policy, Indonesia’s democratization as well as on ASEAN and regional political and security issues. She is a Research Professor at P2P-LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Sciences) and was the Deputy Chairman for Social Sciences and Humanities-LIPI from 2001 to 2010. Dewi is also the Chairman of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, The Habibie Center, a private think-tank based in Jakarta.  Dewi was Assistant Minister/State Secretary for Foreign Affairs in1998-99.  Dewi was a Visiting Fellow at CSEAS, Kyoto University in early 2010 and a Visiting Professor at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University in 2007.  Dewi sits and has sat in a number of national and international advisory boards. She is currently a member of the Governing Board of SIPRI and a Board Member of Shift. She served as a member of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC) in 2004-2008, and a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters in 2008-2012. Dewi was an APSA Congressional Fellow at the U.S. Congress in 1990-1991. She obtained her Phd from Monash University, Melbourne in 1990, while her M.A. and B.A. (Hons) were from SOAS, University of London in 1982 and 1981 respectively.

Ulf BACKLUND
Ulf BACKLUND

Founder and Managing Partner, Expansion Asia; Chairman of Executive Board, The European Business Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, Jakarta 

27 years of international experience, whereof 16 years in Tetra Pak, in a wide range of leading management, consulting and board positions in various industries such as packaging, processing, pulp & paper, timber, FMCG, energy, IT, travel and space industry as well as in NGOs such as business chambers and international schools. Core competence areas are general management, strategic planning, sales & marketing, supply chain operations, product management, finance, business control, M&A, information and project management.

Strong strategic agility, excellent business understanding, outstanding analytical skills and effective driver of change and operational improvements. Highly motivating, result oriented, confident leader and advisor. Very adaptive to both Western and Asian cultures, open-minded, co-operative, trust-worthy, effective builder and leader of cross-functional and diverse teams and boards.

Passion for leading and guiding businesses with a full value chain perspective –from sourcing to end consumer–via strong partnership that strengthen performance, drives profitable growth, increase value and satisfaction for all stakeholders.

Trusted partner, chairman and member of several executive boards and organisations. Engaged in improving the Indonesian businesses environment for the benefit of both foreign and Indonesian companies through a close and positive collaboration between all relevant business, governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Yvonne BAUMANN

Ambassador of Switzerland to Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN, Jakarta

Yvonne Baumann was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She studied History, German literature and Philosophy and holds a Licentiate and a Doctor’s degree (Dr. phil.) from the University of Zurich. She joined the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in 1991 as a Foreign Service Officer and completed her diplomatic training in Bern and Budapest. From 1993 to 1996, she was assigned to the Division of Policy, Planning and Multilateral Affairs of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. From 1996 to 1999 Yvonne Baumann served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Switzerland in Caracas, Venezuela. From 2000 to 2002 she was a special advisor to the Swiss Foreign Minister. From 2002 to 2004 Yvonne Baumann was assigned as Deputy Head of Mission to the Embassy of Switzerland in Mexico. In 2004 she was promoted to the rank of Ambassador and took on as Head of the Political Affairs Division in charge of the Americas at the Foreign Ministry in Bern. From March 2010 to September 2014 she served as the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Chile. On 13th October 2014 she presented her Letter of Credence to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, accrediting her as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Indonesia. On 1st December 2014 she handed over her Letter of Presentation to ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh and on 16th February 2015 she presented her Letter of Credence to President Taur Matan Ruak accrediting her as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

She is married to Mr. Ruben Chirino Ochoa.

Endy BAYUNI
Endy BAYUNI

Editor in Chief The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Endy Bayuni returned to become editor-in-chief The Jakarta Post in January 2016, a position he had held previously between 2004 and 2010. A 33-year veteran in journalism, he had stints as the Indonesian correspondent for Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP) in the early years of his career. He is a regular commentator of the Indonesian politics and its foreign policy and on the changing media landscape, with his opinion pieces appearing in The Jakarta Post and foreign publications like the Strait Times of Singapore and New York Times, among others. He is involved with various media organizations and is currently executive director of the International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) which he helped found in 2012. He is also active in organizing English writing workshops for professionals. He received several fellowship programs during his career, including as Senior Fellow at the East West Center office in Washington in 2011, as Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2003/2004, and as Jefferson Fellow at the East West Center in Hawaii in 1999. 

Mark Dittli
Mark Dittli

Editor in Chief, Finanz und Wirtschaft, Zürich

Mark Dittli is the editor in chief of Finanz und Wirtschaft, Switzerland’s leading financial newspaper (www.fuw.ch). Before assuming his current position in 2012, he headed the international desk of Finanz und Wirtschaft, responsible for the coverage of all markets outside Switzerland. From 2003 to 2008, he was the U.S. correspondent of the paper, based in New York. He specializes in international economics and financial markets and has a passion for new media journalism, authoring, among others, the popular economics blog Never Mind the Markets. Mark studied business economics at Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Journalism at New York University. He is a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst). He lives in Zurich.

Dino Patti DJALAL
Dino Patti DJALAL

Head Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, former Indonesian Ambassador to the United States, former Deputy Foreign Minister, Jakarta

Dino Patti Djalal is founder of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, a nonpartisan, nonprofit forum launched in 2014, and an Asia Fellow at the Milken Institute Asia Center. Djalal, a career diplomat, is a former Indonesian deputy foreign minister, a former presidential spokesperson and speechwriter, a former ambassador to the United States and a 2014 presidential hopeful, as well as a youth advocate, academic and best-selling author. He is on the governing board of the Institute for Peace and Democracy and the executive board of the Indonesian Council on World Affairs and is chairman of the Indonesian board of the World Resources Institute. Honors include Bintang Mahaputra, Indonesia's highest medal for meritorious and distinguished service, in 2014; the Global Innovation Award from Emory University in 2012; and the Bintang Jasa Utama medal in 2010. Djalal holds bachelor's and master's degrees in political science from Carleton University and Simon Fraser University, respectively, and a doctorate from the London School of Economics.

Dharnesh GORDHON
Dharnesh GORDHON

President Director, PT Nestlé Indonesia, Jakarta

Dharnesh Gordhon is currently President Director of PT Nestle Indonesia, responsible for overall Nestle Operations in Indonesia. Additionally he holds board positions in the following companies: Wyeth Nutrition Indonesia, Nestle-IndofoodsCompany Indonesia, as well as Cereal Partners Indonesia.

Prior to his current positon, Mr Gordhon held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Nigeria Plc; Chairman of Nestle Nigeria Trust Limited; and an Executive of the Regional Leadership team for Nestlé Central West Africa Region between 2013 and 2016. Prior to this, he served as Group Sales Director for Nestlé Southern Africa Region, serving as an executive member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé South Africa and a member of Nestlé Global Sales Leaders Council. He has spent the last decade with the Nestle Group having held key leadership positions in Africa and South East Asia.

Prior to joining Nestlé he has held several commercial positions in the printing Industry & Textile Industries. Additionally he has taught Marketing and Business at several colleges in South Africa.

Shinta KAMDANI
Shinta KAMDANI

CEO Sintesa Group, Jakarta

As the Chief Executive Officer of Sintesa Group, Shinta is responsible for the management and expansion of the Group’s business interests in Indonesia.

Sintesa Group comes from Shinta’s idea to rearrange the family businesses into an integrated professional business. She recollected all the family business subsidiaries and put all together under Sintesa Group.

The Sintesa Group is an Indonesian multi sector company which has 17 subsidiaries, with Consumer Products, Industrial, Property and Energy Sector as its four business pillars. Under her leadership management, total revenue of Sintesa Group had exceeded US$ 1 billion in 2013.

Along with her busy business activities, Shinta is also active in many social and business organizations that have positive impacts on environment, community and business in Indonesia.

LIM Siong Guan
LIM Siong Guan
Advisor to the GIC Group Executive Committee, GIC, Singapore 
Lim Siong Guan is a professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and also a Senior Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College. He was Group President of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, from 2007 to 2016. His illustrious career in the Singapore Civil Service included being Head of the Civil Service (1999 - 2005) and Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (2006 - 2009). He has co-authored two books with Joanne H Lim – "The Leader, The Teacher & You” on leadership and governance, and “Winning with Honour” on success in life, family and work.
Simon PRICE
Simon PRICE

Head of Propositions, PT Zurich Topas Life, Jakarta

Simon Price is currently the Head of Propositions for Zurich Topas Life based in Jakarta. Even though he is new to Indonesian, having moved here in Janruary 2016, he is a veteran of the Zurich group having joined in 2001. Prior to moving to Jakarta, Simon was the Chief Financial Officer of Zurich Life Singapore and before moving to live in Asia he was based in the Middle East and the Isle of Man.

Simon has extensive experience in bancassurance. During his time in Dubai he was in a key managerial position to help drive Zurich’s bank relationships in the region. He was a founding member of the Zurich & HSBC Middle East Joint Management Forum which managed their joint bancassurance relationship across the Middle East. He also worked on numerous bancassurance projects ranging from M&A, product development and distribution management.

Simon holds a BSC in Mathematics from the University of Nottingham. His interests include rugby, football and fine food.

Arif RACHMAT
Arif RACHMAT

Co-Founder and CEO Group Triputra Agro Persada, Jakarta

Co-Founder & CEO of TAP Group, one of the largest oil palm companies in Indonesia, more than 173,000 hectares has been planted and employs over 30,000 people. 

Commissioner of PT. Kirana Megatara (KM), Indonesia’s largest crumb rubber processor and exporter. The majority shareholder of PT Triputra Persada Rahmat with a stake at BTPN Syariah Bank. A Director of significant investment in publicly listed companies such as Adaro Group, the largest coal energy in Indonesia, and DSN group (palm oil and wood).

Head of GK Indonesia foundation, a member of Young Global Leaders, an initiative of The World Economic Forum, as well as a member of Young Presidents Organization. 

Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) – Indonesia, Rabobank Food Agri in Asia, Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI). Head of Permanent Committee on Food-Agri and Forestry on Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia), a member of Indonesia Business Association (APINDO), Asia Business Council and Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). 

Worked for General Electric Company in the U.S. for 7 years in various leadership roles including Six Sigma, Corporate Audit Staff and Operation and Facilities Manager. 

Graduated cum laude from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Master of Engineering in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering and B.S. in Operation Research and Industrial Engineering 

Dhony RAHAJOE

Managing Director, President Office, Sinar Mas Land

Arsjad RASJID

President Director and Group CEO Indika Energy, Jakarta

Aged 47, currently President Director and Group CEO of PT Indika Energy Tbk. - Indonesia’s leading integrated energy company - after previously serving as President Director and Group Co-CEO in 2005-2013 and Vice President Director and Group CFO in 2013-2016. 

Mr. Rasjid also holds multiple key board positions such as President Commissioner of PT Mitrabahtera Segara Sejati Tbk. (MBSS) – leading integrated coal transport and logistics services – since 2010, Commissioner of PT Tripatra Engineers & Contractors and PT Tripatra Engineering – leading oil & gas engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), and operation and maintenance (O&M) services – in 2007-2015 and 2016-now, and Director of PT Kideco Jaya Agung – 3rd largest coal producer – since 2005. He also serves as President Commissioner of PT Asuransi Cakrawala Proteksi – general insurance company – since 2013, Commissioner of PT Rukun Raharja Tbk. – energy provider focusing on gas – since 2014, and served as President Commissioner of PT Petrosea Tbk. – one of the largest contract miners – in 2015-2016 and Commissioner in 2013-2015.

Mr. Rasjid is World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader 2011 and was awarded 2010 Best Executive in Indonesia from Asiamoney. In addition to his daily job, he is active in Yayasan Indonesia Initiative as Founder and Board of Advisory, in Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) as International Treasurer, and Indorelawan as Advisor. 

Mr. Rasjid studied at University of Southern California, United States, in Computer Engineering in 1990 and graduated from Pepperdine University, California, United States with Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1993. In 2012, he completed Executive Education on Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century program at Harvard Kennedy School, USA, and at NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. In 2013, the Executive Education on Impacting Investing at Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK. In 2014, the Master Class on Leadership and Decision Making in the 21st Century at Yale University, USA. And lastly in 2016, he completed the INSEAD Executive Education – International Directors Programme in Singapore and France.

Alvin SARIAATMADJA

CEO Emtek, Jakarta

Toni SCHÖNENBERGER
Toni SCHÖNENBERGER

Executive Chairman of the stars Foundation Board

1998 - 2016 Member of the Board of UBS Wolfsberg and Congress Hotel Seepark AG
1998 - 2014 CEO, UBS Wolfsberg. Emphasis on Business Development, i.e. initiating, supervising, and conducting UBS Briefings, UBS Health Forum, UBS Arts Forum, UBS Study Trips, UBS Think Tanks, Wolfsberg Podium (www.wolfsberg.com)
1981 - 1998 Various responsibilities for UBS Management and Executive Development, Member and Chairman of the Board of UBS Art Collection
Concurrently Member of the Board of various companies and foundations in Switzerland
Irawati SETIADY
Irawati SETIADY

President Director Kalbe Farma, Jakarta

President Director of the Company since 2008. Currently she serves as the President Director of the Company based on the resolutions of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders dated May 14, 2014. An Indonesian citizen, born in Jakarta on May 19, 1962. Earned a Master’s of Science Degree from the Faculty of Food Science, Cornell University Ithaca, New York, in 1986.

In 1987, she began her career as Product Manager at PT Bukit Manikam Sakti, the Infant Food Division of PT Kalbe Farma, and then in 1989 moved to PT Sanghiang Perkasa, a Health Food Subsidiary of PT Kalbe Farma, as Marketing Manager. In February 1992 she returned to nurture and build PT Bukit Manikam Sakti, as President Director and later on became Vice President for Manufacturing and HRD at Helios Foods from November 1992 to 1994. From 1994 until present, she has held the position of the President Director of PT Sanghiang Perkasa, which became the Nutritionals Division of Kalbe. At PT Kalbe Farma Tbk, she was appointed as Marketing Director of Ethical and OTC Businesses from 1997 to 2005. In 2006 after the merger, she was responsible as Director for Corporate Strategy and Business Development. In 2008, she was appointed as President Director of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk.

Currently she also serves as President Director of PT Sanghiang Perkasa, Director of Asiawide Kalbe Philippines Inc., Director of Innogene Kalbiotech Pte Ltd, and President Commissioner of PT Kalbe Morinaga Indonesia.

Chairul TANJUNG
Chairul TANJUNG

Chairman CT Corp, former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Jakarta

Born in Jakarta in 1962, Chairul is the founder and Chairman of CT Corp.

Prior to establishing CT Corp, Chairul started and ran several businesses. The first one was a medical/dental equipment trading business which he established in 1983 under CV Abadi Medical and Dental Supply. Other businesses included a contracting/property development business for government and private sector projects, as well as shoes and roof tile manufacturing. Chairul Tanjung established CT Corp in 1987 under the name Para Group and has successfully nurtured CT Corp to reach its current state.

Chairul is currently active as President Commissioner in the core group companies:

  • PT. Bank Mega Tbk
  • PT. Televisi Transformasi Indonesia (Trans TV)
  • PT. PT Duta Visual Nusantara Tivi 7 (Trans|7)
  • PT. Mahagaya Perdana

Outside of CT Corp, Chairul is also active as Chairman of the Indonesia Forum, Board Member of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, Chairman of the Indonesia National Kidney Foundation, Board Member of the Indonesian Committee for Humanitarian Programs, the Indonesian Red Cross, and the Jakarta Art Foundation. He formerly served as President of the Badminton Association of Indonesia.

Chairul graduated from faculty of Dentistry, University of Indonesia in 1987 and obtained Master's degree of Business Administration Executive from Education and Management Development Institute (IPPM - Institut Pendidikan & Pengembangan Manajemen) in 1993.

Peter VAN DIJK
Peter VAN DIJK

Advisor International Relations, President Office, Sinar Mas

Peter van Dijk, a Dutch national, is a lawyer by training who specialised in European Law, International Relations, Trade Relations and Human Rights at the College of Europe in Bruges. He started his career in the legal department of Agriculture in the European Commission.

Since end 2012 Peter works with the many companies of Indonesian business group Sinar Mas. Sinar Mas has six main business pillars: Forestry & Paper, Agribusiness & Food, Real Estate, Energy, Finance and Communication & Technology. Understanding the many challenges of the large archipelago of Indonesia, especially in rural areas, Sinar Mas also developed considerable initiatives in Logistics & Transport, Education and Health Care. He is responsible for the promotion and integration sustainability values in the group's business models. Peter also introduces Sinar Mas to foreign diplomats, to high level representatives of Indonesia's government and to new executive management. And Mr Van Dijk has identified and supported cooperation opportunities between different Sinar Mas businesses, foreign governments, companies and academic institutions.

Before moving to Indonesia to join Sinar Mas, Mr Van Dijk advised international development institutions, governments, central banks and NGOs for over twenty years on strategic, policy and regulatory aspects of building inclusive financial sectors. Providing access to financial services is an important tool for building inclusive, equitable societies and economies in which providers and regulators can be held accountable by citizens, thus also supporting building transparent, strong democracies.

Peter is married, with one daughter. You can find them often in the gym and the swimming pool. And Peter cannot stop discussing new ideas for building a more sustainable, better integrated world.

Philips VERMONTE
Philips VERMONTE

Executive Director Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta

Philips J. Vermonte joined CSIS in 2001. He received his Master of Arts degree in international studies from Department of Politics, the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2001, funded by the AusAID scholarship. He obtained his Ph.D in Political Science at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, USA in 2012. He is one of the founding members of the policy research network (ProREP). He is one of the expert respondents (narasumber ahli) of Metro TV and actively contributes to the Jakarta Post and Tempo Magazine.

Ralf VON BAER

Managing Director PT. Robert Bosch, Jakarta

since 2015 Managing Director at Robert Bosch Indonesia
2011-2015 Managing Director at Robert Bosch Healthcare GmbH & Vice President Healthcare
2004 - 2011 Senior Management & CEO at Putzmeister Group & companies hold by the family office of Mr. Schlecht
1997 – 2004 Consultant in Health Projects (Focus: Strategy, Processes & Construction)
1990 – 1997 Medical Doctor Specialist Training (Anesthesia) & Research in Medical Technology

Education:
09/02 – 04/04 Executive MBA course at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
04/84 - 12/90 Medical studies up to a medical degree at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich (Germany)

Sofjan WANANDI
Sofjan WANANDI

Advisor to the Vice President, Secretariat of the Vice President, former Chairman and CEO Santini Group, Jakarta

Born in Sawahlunto on the 3rd of March 1941, Mr Sofjan Wanandi has been an influential figure in Indonesia, both in business and political world. He undertook his studies in University of Indonesia. He demonstrate his leadership quality whilst studying in University by being the head of Association of Catholic Student in Republic of Indonesia (PMKRI), he is also one of the chairman for Union of Indonesia Student Action (KAMI). 

Mr Sofjan Wanandi started his political journey by joining the Golkar party, and shortly after, he is appointed to become part of the People’s Representative Council, as well as the People’s consultative assembly of the Republic of Indonesia. At the time of appointment, Mr Wanandi was one of the youngest member of the parliament which exhibit his intelligence and charisma to be a member at a tender age of 23 years old. During the time in between he was in the government he also serves as the staff of personal assistant for the President of Republic Indonesia Soeharto. 

During the early 2000, President Abdurrahman Wahid, bestow a task to Mr Wanandi to aid the nation economy and task him to recover Indonesia’s economy. Mr Wanandi initiated the establishment of National Economic Recovery Committee (KPEN), which main task is to provide government, the parliaments and policy makers along with other industry with valuable inputs which include recommend a policy to each sectors. During his abdication to the government, he also leads several different organizations such as the Council for National Business Development, for the National Economic Recovery Committee.

Mr Sofjan Wanandi have been the Chairman of Indonesia Employers Association (APINDO) since May 2003. It is an independepent, democratic and national-wide entrepreneur organizations that addresses industrial and economic related issues in Indonesia. Mr Wanandi leads the Board of Management of APINDO at national level which the head office based in Jakarta. Under Mr Wanandi leadership, the organization have expanded both domestic and globally, and ever since showed its importance and presence in the economic development of the country as key stakeholders.

Mr Wanandi also served as a member of the Deutsche Bank AG Regional Advisory Board Asia / Pacific. He helps assess business development strategies and investments, provides advice to Deutsche Bank’s senior management and the Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank Asia/Pacific, promotes and enhances the bank’s reputation in the financial services community. In 2007, Mr Wanandi was asked to be involved in SAT NUSAPERSADA Tbk as the President Comissioner. He is also active in Thiess Contractor part of the Advisory Board since 2005, he was also part of the Advisory Board for Capital Group Companies (1996-1998) and Carlyle Group (1998-2000) Mr Wanandi also serves as board member for the Regional Autonomy Watch (KPPOD), Independent organizations that analyzes the government economic related policies in the region. 

Mr Sofjan Wanandi has for the past three decades, been the chairman and CEO of Gemala Group & Santini Group, an Indonesian based diversified conglomerate with various interest in different industries. Both Gemala Group & Santini Group have been extremely successful under his leadership, and now the company span across Indonesia as well as internationally, The company employed more than 15,000 workers.

On a personal note, Mr Wanandi have been awarded the Arkansas Traveller which is presented by Bill Clinton as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. He is happily married with wife Riantini Sutedja for 46 years and counting in which blessed with 3 children and 10 grandchildren. On his spare time he likes to spend it with his family and enjoy the occasional golf.

Chi-Won YOON
Chi-Won YOON

Vice-Chairman Wealth Management, UBS AG, Hongkong

Chi-Won Yoon is CEO of UBS AG, Asia Pacific. Before, Mr. Yoon served in various senior positions within UBS, such as Head of UBS's securities business in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining UBS, he worked for Merrill Lynch in New York and for Lehman Brothers in New York and Hong Kong. Before embarking on a Wall Street career, he worked as an electrical engineer in satellite communications, and he holds university degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in management from MIT's Sloan School of Management.