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    Asia House Advisory brief MPs on Indonesia

    Published On: 24 May 2019

    Head of Asia House Advisory, Ed Ratcliffe, joined His Excellency Rizal Sukma, Indonesian Ambassador to the UK, this week to brief UK Members of Parliament and other stakeholders on the latest developments in Indonesia, where incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has secured a second presidential term.

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was attended by MPs, government officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Trade, journalists, academics and representatives from the private sector. Ratcliffe provided analysis on the election outcome and its implications for the world’s third largest democracy, as well as the likely impact on UK-Indonesia relations.

    Given Asia House’s status as a centre of expertise on trade, investment and public policy, Ratcliffe was well placed to discuss Indonesia’s economic outlook. He shared analysis on Jokowi’s economic priorities, market access and inward investment conditions, and Indonesia’s major infrastructure needs.

    Ratcliffe, who was appointed Head of Asia House Advisory in 2018, has more than ten years’ experience advising a range of blue-chip companies, trade associations and public bodies on government relations, public affairs and corporate communications in Asia and Europe. He leads the Asia House Advisory team in its consultancy work supporting organisations to navigate new markets and meet business-critical challenges.

    Read Asia House Advisory’s analysis of the Indonesian election outcome and the challenges ahead for Jokowi.


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