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EuroCham had the unique opportunity to share insights on business conditions from the perspective of European businesses, specifically from the perspective of EuroCham’s Board and Working Group Heads led by the EuroCham Chairman, Agus Ciputra, through a Working Dinner with the Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Kris Peeters, along with the Head of Regional Representation of the EIB Group for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Sunita Lukkhoo and in the presence of the EU Ambassador for Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam, Vincent Piket, and the EU Ambassador for ASEAN, Igor Driesmans, in Jakarta on 8 September. The EIB Vice President was in Jakarta to officiate the opening of their office in Indonesia, which will as the Southeast Asian regional office. EuroCham was represented by Vera Galuh Sugijanto (Board Member), Frederic Draps (Board Member), Gustaaf Reerink (Board Member), Thomas Wagner (Energy Working Group Head), Miroslav Dijakovic (Energy Working Group Deputy Head), Omar Abdulkadir (Finance, Tax, & Investment Working Group Head) and Edison Bako (Executive Director of EuroCham).
EuroCham Indonesia’s Board members and Working Group Heads had the unique opportunity to meet with the European Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis, in Jakarta on the 20th of September at the EU Ambassador’s residence in Jakarta. The event provided both EuroCham and the EU Commissioner’s team the unique opportunity to share insights and updates on trade and investment in Indonesia. This is important in view of EuroCham’s role as the single unified voice for European businesses and Chambers in Indonesia. EuroCham was represented by Wichard von Harrach (Vice Chairman), Jan Roennfeld (Board Member), Philippe Augier (Board Member), Gustaaf Reerink (Board Member), Rachmat Hidayat (Head of the EuroCham Import-Export Working Group), Daniel Purba (Head of the EuroCham Automotive Working Group), Thomas Wagner (Head of the EuroCham Energy Working Group), Ruly Rachman (Head of the Agriculture, Food & Beverage Working Group), and Edison Bako (Executive Director of EuroCham).