Senior business leaders join Asia House private briefing with Jokowi

An array of distinguished business figures joined a private briefing chaired by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence with the President of Indonesia Jokowi. Image credit: Chris Renton

An array of distinguished business figures including Bob Dudley, Group CEO of BP; Colin Smith, Group President of Rolls-Royce; Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank and Stuart Gulliver, Group CEO of HSBC joined a private briefing chaired by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence with the President of Indonesia Jokowi. Image credit: Chris Renton

Senior business leaders join Asia House private briefing with Jokowi

21/04/16

By Naomi Canton

Senior figures from some of the biggest corporates in the world joined an Asia House private briefing with the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi) during his trip to the UK as Guest of Government. The briefing was chaired by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence.

Pictured, from left, networking before the briefing are Colin Smith, Group President of Rolls-Royce; Ian Taylor, Group CEO of Vitol; Sir Henry Keswick, Chariman of Matheson & Co and Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered. Image credit: Chris Renton

Pictured, from left, networking before the briefing are Colin Smith, Group President of Rolls-Royce; Ian Taylor, Group CEO of Vitol; Sir Henry Keswick, Chariman of Jardine Matheson and Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered. Image credit: Chris Renton

 

Pictured at the coffee prior to the briefing are Ian Taylor, Group CEO of Vitol; Julian Adams, Group Regulatory Director at Prudential and Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered. Image credit: Chris Renton

Pictured at the networking session prior to the briefing are Ian Taylor, Group CEO of Vitol; Julian Adams, Group Regulatory Director at Prudential and Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered. Image credit: Chris Renton

Those in attendance at the briefing included Bob Dudley, Group CEO of BP; Stuart Gulliver, Group CEO of HSBC; Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman of Matheson & Co; Simon Collins, UK Chairman of KPMG; Colin Smith, Group President of Rolls-Royce; Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank; Gregory Hodgkinson, Chairman of Arup Group and Ian Taylor, Group CEO of Vitol.

Pictured from left are Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman of Jardine Matheson, Bob Dudley, Group CEO of BP, Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered and Paul Kahn, President of Airbus. Image credit: Chris Renton

Pictured from left are Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman of Jardine Matheson, Bob Dudley, Group CEO of BP, Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered and Paul Kahn, President of Airbus. Image credit: Chris Renton

 

The President of Indonesia Joko Widodo shakes hands with the Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence as he arrives at the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton

The President of Indonesia Joko Widodo shakes hands with the Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence as he arrives at the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton

The investment climate of Indonesia, economic reforms, infrastructure, deregulation and business opportunities were among the topics discussed.

Some of the most senior figures from the corporate world attended the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton

Some of the most senior figures from the corporate world are present at the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton

Pictured are senior business figures from leading multinational corporations at the Asia House briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton

Pictured are senior business figures from leading multinational corporations at the Asia House briefing. Bob Dudley, Group CEO of BP; Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman of Jardine Matheson; Stuart Gulliver, Group CEO of HSBC; Gregory Hodkinson, Chairman of Arup Group and Sir John Peace, chairman of Standard Chartered can all be seen. Image credit: Chris Renton

An animated discussion took place during the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton

An animated discussion takes place during the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton

 

The President of Indonesia Jokowi briefs Asia House corporate members during his UK visit. Image credit: Chris Renton

Pictured, from left, are Indonesian Minister of Trade Thomas Lembong, Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence, who is chairing the discussion and President of Indonesia Jokowi. Image credit: Chris Renton

Apart from the President the Indonesian delegation at the briefing included Thomas Lembong, Minister of Trade; Bambang Permadi, Minister of Finance; Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister of Economics; Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries; Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Pramono Anung, Cabinet Secretary.

The President of Indonesia Jokowi signs the Asia House guest book. Image credit: Chris Renton

Flanked by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence, President of Indonesia Jokowi, right, signs the Asia House guest book. Image credit: Chris Renton

President Jokowi is engaged in conversation with Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence after the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton

President Jokowi is engaged in conversation with Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence after the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton

Corporate members of Asia House have access to exclusive private briefings with Asian ministers, diplomats and business leaders. A recent private briefing at Asia House took place with Cesar V. Purisima, the Philippine Finance Secretary.

naomi.canton@asiahouse.co.uk

To read more about the private briefing click here.

Later in the morning President Jokowi called for greater British investment in Indonesia in a keynote speech he made at the UK-Indonesia Business Forum saying ‘Keep calm and invest in Indonesia.’ To read what he said in the speech click here.

To find out more about becoming a corporate member of Asia House click here or email Charlie.Humphreys@asiahouse.co.uk

For Asia 2025, an Asia House publication launched on March 8, H.E. Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, contributed his thoughts on Indonesia and its contribution to Asia’s role on the global stage. Please click here to read the full piece.