Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence chaired a private briefing with the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (commonly known as Jokowi) and a number of senior representatives of Asia House corporate members on Wednesday.
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 private discussion brought together leading business figures from some of the world’s biggest companies to discuss the investment climate in Indonesia, reforms, opportunities, infrastructure and deregulation, among other topics.
Colin Smith, Group President of Rolls-Royce, left, is pictured with Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered at the networking session prior to the private briefing. Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman of Jardine Matheson is pictured in the background. Image credit: Chris Renton
President Jokowi was accompanied by Thomas Lembong, Minister of Trade; Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Minister of Finance; Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries; Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister of Economics; Retno Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Pramono Anung, Cabinet Secretary.
Corporate members represented at the table included Aggreko, Arup, BP, HSBC, Jardine Matheson, and Standard Chartered.
Nicholas Fournier, Managing Director, Power Solutions, Aggreko, is pictured chatting to Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence prior to the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton
Pictured from left at the Asia House briefing are Indonesian Minister of Trade Thomas Lembong, Chief Executive of Asia House Michael Lawrence and President of Indonesia Joko Widodo. Image credit: Chris Renton
Senior figures from some of the biggest corporates in the world participate in the Asia House private briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton
Business leaders present at the briefing include Bob Dudley, Group CEO of BP; Gregory Hodkinson, Chairman of Arup Group and Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman of Jardine Matheson. Image credit: Chris Renton
An animated discussion takes place during the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton
Corporate members have access to exclusive briefings with senior Asian ministers and business leaders through Asia House.
The President of Indonesia Jokowi is pictured next to Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence signing the Asia House guest book at the end of the briefing. Image credit: Chris Renton
To read more about the senior business figures that attended the 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.
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