The show must go on. We've entered the second year of #PandemicLife, but we're continuing on stronger than ever! Wild Digital Conference is back with a bang and going fully virtual again — after a much-anticipated and successful 4th edition of Wild Digital Indonesia 2021, up next will be our annual Wild Digital Southeast Asia 2021 Conference.
The event will see an expected 1500+ attendees, 100+ speakers and 40+ live broadcast sessions across the 4 days. Keep your eyes on this page as we announce more exciting news and introduce some of the region’s biggest tech players who will be taking to the stage this year!
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In a blink of an eye, Wild Digital Indonesia 2021 Conference is now over and it's been an amazing two days of reconnecting with old friends and building relationships with new ones.
We've had some amazing, insightful and informative sessions from the thought leaders of Indonesia's burgeoning tech scene, including key players from the region and beyond. Highlights include panels like SPOTLIGHT: OLD MONEY POWERS A NEW ERA IN TECH; GENERATION IMPACT: THE WOMEN OF THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ROUNDTABLE; INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: PLAYING THE CARDS RIGHT AS SOUTHEAST ASIA'S INNOVATION GIANT, and more.
A huge THANK YOU to all, especially our sponsors and partners for helping to make this event such an incredible one. We could not have done it without you!
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Zilingo is a B2B technology platform that powers the global apparel supply chain with innovative solutions for production, sourcing and trade. It was founded in 2015 with a vision to put a connected and transparent supply chain within everyone’s reach. Over the years, it has evolved into an end-to-end enabler that gives raw material suppliers, fabric mills, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, brands and retailers access to commerce, software and services that optimize processes at scale, create cost efficiencies and support sustainable growth. Today, our sales volume exceeds US$1bn annually.
John Riady is CEO of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk and Chairman of PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk, respectively the largest real estate and hospitals company in Indonesia. John also holds the position of Executive Director at Lippo Group, and is an active investor in the Southeast Asia technology sector.
John is a licensed attorney in the State of New York and holds degrees in Political Philosophy and Economics from Georgetown University, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business (Palmer Scholar) and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University.
He is also a member of the Columbia University International Advisory Board, the Wharton Business School Asia Executive Board, and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (YGL).
Listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Lippo Karawaci (“LPKR”) is Indonesia’s leading integrated real estate company with total assets of US$4.4 billion at 30 June 2021. Our core business comprises urban residential developments, lifestyle malls and healthcare. We are also actively involved in integrated developments, hospitality, township development and management, as well as asset management services.
Currently, the Company has a presence in 40 cities, and is a leading Indonesian property developer with 1,362 ha of landbank ready for development. Through our two publicly listed subsidiaries, PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk, and PT Gowa Makassar Tourism Development Tbk, of which LPKR owns 84.0% and 62.7% respectively, LPKR develops and operates urban developments at Lippo Cikarang in Bekasi and at Tanjung Bunga in Makassar. Additionally, LPKR owns 55.4% of PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk, Indonesia’s leading private hospitals network, with 39 hospitals across 25 cities nationwide.
LPKR holds a 58.4% ownership stake in Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust, a listed REIT in Singapore with US$1.53bn of assets under management on 30 June 2021.
Muhammad Neil El Himam, M.Sc, joined the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy in 2020 as Director for Application and Digital Economy Governance. His career started as a Pengatur Muda at the Agency For The Assessment and Application of Technology / Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT) in 1989 until finally appointed as Deputy Chairman for Digital Economy and Creative Products in 2020.
His educational background is a Bachelor (S1) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba (graduated 1993) and Master (S2) in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University (graduated 1999). Because of his technical education background, Neil's position is not far from things with the theme of information and communication technology (ICT).
The last few positions he has held include Director of ICT Infrastructure – Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (2015 – 2019), Deputy Director for Cybercrime Investigation – Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (2015), Deputy Director for Software Standard and Audit – Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (2011 – 2015), and Deputy Director for Electronic Transaction – Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (2008 – 2011).
With an educational background and experience in the ICT field, Muhammad Neil El Himam was then trusted as Deputy for the Digital Economy and Creative Products of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy since August 2020.
Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia is established through Presidential Regulation Number 69 Year 2019 on Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia is under and responsible to the President and assists the President in carrying out government affairs in the tourism sector, and government tasks in the creative economy, as part of national development goals. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is led by a Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) which since December 23, 2020 has been held by Sandiaga Uno.
Paul’s educational background encompass Master of Global Management at Northern Institute of Technology, Master of Science in Process Engineering and Master of Science at Technische Universität in Harburg.
Blue Bird Group has extended its services, from regular taxis (Blue Bird & Pusaka) to executive taxis (Silver Bird), limousines and car rentals (Golden Bird), bus charters (Big Bird), logistics (Iron Bird Logistic), Industry (Restu Ibu Pusaka – Bus Body Manufacturing and Pusaka Niaga Indonesia), property (Holiday Resort Lombok and Pusaka Bumi Mutiara), IT and supporting services (Hermis Consulting – IT SAP, Pusaka Integrasi Mandiri – EDC, Pusaka GPS, Pusaka Buana Utama – Petrol Station, Pusaka Bersatu – Lubricant, Pusaka Sukucadang Indonesia – Spare Part) and heavy equipments (Pusaka Andalan Perkasa and Pusaka Bumi Transportasi).
Blue Bird Group’s services can be enjoyed not only in Jakarta but also in other cities in Indonesia like Surabaya, Bandung, Bali, Lombok, Semarang, Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Bangka Belitung, Batam, Banten, Manado, Makasar, Yogyakarta as well as hearts of business and tourism spots across the nation.
John is the Co-Founder and CEO of Social Bella, the company behind Sociolla. Prior to that, he enjoyed eight years as a banking professional based in Jakarta and Dubai. His last professional career was at UBS Investment Bank where he was a key execution member behind the milestone corporate finance transactions e.g., IPO of Blue Bird Taxi and Mitra Keluarga hospital, and global bond issuances of various companies. He studied finance at the University of British Columbia and is an active CFA charterholder. Scuba diving is a hobby and he looks forward to post-pandemic dives.
Eric Dharma is the Group President at Waresix, a technology platform offering trucking, logistics and warehousing solutions to companies navigating Indonesia’s 17,000 islands. At Waresix, Eric is responsible for entire Corporate Finance, Corporate Development, M&A, Investor Relations, Growth and Strategy functions, and for revolutionising the Indonesian logistics space through technology innovations and execution excellence.
Eric has 14 years of experience working in technology startups, logistics and FMCG companies, with a focus on general management, change management and corporate strategy.
He began his career at Sugar Group Companies, Gulaku, where he last held the role of Director. During his 11 years at the company, Eric oversaw the consumer-packaged goods division where his role comprised strategic, financial and operational management and decision making for Indonesia’s leading sugar and coffee brands.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Global Business and Psychology from the University of Southern California.
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Joddy Hernady is Chairman of MIKTI (Indonesia Digital Creative Industry Society) – a non-profit organization supporting the development of digital start-up ecosystem in Indonesia through its programs: developing digital startup community, developing digital talents, preparing startup founder, incubation and other related aspects to the development of digital start-up ecosystem. He has been Chairman of MIKTI since 2017.
He was graduated and received a bachelor’s degree majoring in telecommunication engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology in 1990 and master of science in electrical engineering from University of Southern California, USA in 1992
Currently, he is also Senior Advisor to Digital Business and Head of OneData System for Indonesia COVID-19 Vaccination Program at PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk. (TELKOM Indonesia). Developing infrastructure, applications and systems to integrate various applications to support the execution, monitoring and evaluation of vaccination program to 208 million of people in Indonesia, including the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President for Digital and Next Business in TELKOM Indonesia, responsible to develop various digital services and platform including leading incubation program for external digital start-up in TELKOM Indonesia; and orchestrate innovation produced by internal and external start-ups. He also firstly introduced game incubation program in Indonesia in 2019 – Indigo Game Start-up Incubation.
MIKTI (Indonesia Digital Creative Industry Community) is a gathering place for all people who pay attention to the development of Digital Creative Industries in Indonesia.
MIKTI was established on December 16, 2008. MIKTI activities are focused on efforts to build the sustainable and competitive ecosystem for the growth of Digital Creative Industries in Indonesia.
Nicko Widjaja is the CEO of BRI Ventures, a venture arm of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BBRI), the country’s largest bank by assets.
An early tech investment pioneer, he has a career spans over 15 years in venture capital, corporate transformation, and startup ecosystem. He was formerly the CEO of MDI Ventures, a Telkom Indonesia backed venture capital, with investment in over 10 countries. Under his leadership, MDI Ventures become one of the most profitable venture capital firms in the region with two international IPOs (ASX and TSE) and six trade exits in just four years since inception.
Prior to MDI Ventures, he launched one of the first Indonesia venture funds in 2010 called Systec Ventures. He joined Telkom Indonesia’s Indigo Creative Nation as Managing Director before he co-wrote the investment thesis for MDI Ventures in 2014. He also works closely with various state-owned, advising on digital transformation initiatives across different sectors and industries.
His vast experience was complemented by his role at Indofood, the largest FMCG company in Indonesia, where he took on corporate transformation and organizational change. His exposure to startup ecosystem was provided by his beginner’s years in Silicon Valley (1999 - 2003) where he worked at multiple early stage startups.
He is also an adjunct professor at UPH Business School since 2010, where he is involved in the design of entrepreneurship and venture capital curriculum.
Throughout his career, he’s invested in more than 100 startups globally.
Shinta Nurfauzia is a graduate from Harvard Law School and the University of Indonesia. She later concluded, however, that a career as a lawyer was not for her. Leaving her law career behind, Shinta has found success as a Co-CEO & Co-Founder of Lemonilo. Lemonilo is Indonesia’s first tech-driven healthy lifestyle consumer goods that creates healthy, affordable, and practical products for all daily needs with a mission to create an accessible healthy lifestyle for everyone. Lemonilo has released more than 40 products and its instant noodles are now available at more than 32 regions and 100k+ selling points across Indonesia.
Shinta believes that the most important task of any entrepreneur is to provide customers with solutions. She has a goal in life to empower people and contribute to society. Now, Shinta is a mom-of-one enjoying her new experience as a ‘mompreneur.’ She is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.
Steven Wongsoredjo is an Ivy League graduate and the CEO of Aplikasi Super, a leading social commerce application in Indonesia for 2nd tier and 3rd tier cities, including rural areas.
He led his start-up to become the 1st Indonesian consumer technology start-up that went through Y Combinator, further leading his start-up to raise US$36 million from top tier investors like SoftBank, Y Combinator, Jay-Z's Arrive, World Bank Managing Director Mari Elka Pangestu, the co-owner of Bain Capital and Boston Celtics, and other global investors. He is also a Forbes 30 under 30 2019 awardee, Generation T Tatler, as well as a Curator Global Shaper at World Economic Forum.
Aplikasi Super, a leading social commerce application in Indonesia for 2nd tier and 3rd tier cities, including rural areas. Aplikasi Super mainly builds upon three aspects:
a) Empower community leaders to become self-made entrepreneurs by enabling them to sell various products to their communities.
b) Build the lowest cost hyper-local logistics network.
c) Facilitate communication for this social buying behavior through our application.
Aplikasi Super has the ambition to become the first Indonesian start-up to represent the meaningful technology disruption from Eastern Indonesia.
Edy Sulistyo joined Gojek in 2018 and is currently the CEO of GoPlay, an Indonesian-based video-on-demand service founded by Gojek. A firm believer in the potential of Indonesia’s entertainment industry, Edy’s mission is to revolutionize the industry by giving content creators and consumers the best experience and scaling up the ecosystem. In his current role, he sets the overall direction and strategy for GoPlay, ensuring that the platform continues to innovate and produce high-quality local content for its wide user base.
As a serial tech entrepreneur, Edy has founded several start-ups, such as LOKET, a ticketing management and data analytics company that was acquired by Gojek in 2017. Established in 2013, LOKET covers more than 80 percent of Class-A events in Indonesia, ranging from music festivals to multi-sport events.
Prior to starting LOKET, Edy also founded other tech companies including eEvent (acquired by EnvisionPoint in 2013), OnlineWorld (acquired by Telepathy in 2009) and Kamus (acquired by Stand4 in 2008). With his vast experience, he continues to be an advisor to several prominent ICOs in the region. Edy graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Computer Engineering.
Founded in 2013, SIRCLO is a leading e-commerce enabler in Indonesia that helps businesses sell online. SIRCLO offers solutions that are divided into 2 main categories; the entrepreneur and enterprise solutions. In the entrepreneur category, SIRCLO offers an online store management platform for SMEs to sell across 3 various platforms (website, marketplace, chat commerce), namely SIRCLO Store. In the enterprise category, SIRCLO offers an end-to-end e-commerce enabler service through SIRCLO Commerce and solution for omnichannel technology development through ICUBE by SIRCLO.
In April 2021, SIRCLO announced its acquisition of Orami, the first parenting platform in Indonesia that combines Commerce, Content, and Community within one ecosystem. This corporate action combines more than 100.000 brands to grow their business online. SIRCLO’s solution has been trusted by local brands entailing ATS The Label, Benscrub, Evete Naturals, Namaste Organic, This Is April and Heytimmy Kidswear, as well as trusted by established brands such as Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, KAO, L'Oréal, and Levi's. Located at the Green Office Park 1, The Breeze (BSD - Serpong), today the company has 1.000 employees and representatives based in Bandung, Yogyakarta and Surabaya.
Richard Chua is a Co-Founder of Pluang - an investment app that aims to empower 100M first time investors to build wealth by providing access to low-cost, micro-investment products, including Gold, Crypto, Mutual funds, and Global Equities Indexes .
Richard is a serial entrepreneur with a background in technology, strategy and investing. Prior to starting Pluang, Richard worked on the executive strategy team at Google HQ, where he focused on high growth business in YouTube, Google Cloud and Fintech. Prior to Google. Richard worked at Bain & Co (Sydney). Richard holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he met his Co-Founder, Claudia Kolonas.
Whilst working in the US, Richard became an avid investor, focusing on the technology sector in which he was working. He witnessed how apps such as Robinhood, Interactive brokers and eToro revolutionized trading for millennial investors. As technology stocks soared, Richard experienced first hand how disciplined investing had changed his life, and with Pluang, now wants to provide that same opportunity to millennials in Indonesia.
Pluang is an investment application offering a range of affordable investment products (Digital Gold, Global Index Stock, Crypto Asset, and Mutual Funds).
We established Pluang upon a belief that everyone has the right to invest. Thus, we try to make investing friendly, approachable and understandable for everyone. Currently, more than 1 million users have invested through Pluang, with double digit growth month to month.
KUMPUL is an entrepreneurship ecosystem builder and co-learning platform, which empowers its 80+ hubs in 32 cities through programs that focus on entrepreneurial growth. KUMPUL has grown exponentially over the past year in order to help entrepreneurs’ growth across Indonesia to create impact, and to upgrade their content and communities through our programs.
KUMPUL is constantly evolving in order to achieve its goal of democratizing digital entrepreneurship empowerment.
Krishnan is the Founder & CEO of BukuKas, the largest bookkeeping app in Indonesia. He is a serial entrepreneur who previously founded Fabelio, and helped build Lazada, Freecharge.
He loves to learn about the real problems that are being solved by innovative fellow founders at scale. Authenticity, passion and drive are things he values a lot.
Launched in late 2019, with a comprehensive ecosystem that seamlessly provides financial and commerce solutions for entrepreneurs, Bukukas is one of the fastest growing startup companies in Indonesia.
The company’s vision is to empower the backbone of Indonesia’s economy by accelerating the process of financial digitization of MSMEs through its innovative and recently launched mobile applications, Bukukas and Tokko.
Bukukas is a free digital ledger that helps MSMEs understand and manage their overall financial performance. Through daily cash flows and monthly credit loans, most merchants still track their monetary activities manually. The BukuKas mobile app provides a powerful and easy-to-use bookkeeping solution that allows merchants to record sales, expenses and cash transactions.
Tokko is an e-commerce tool that helps merchants to easily create an online store, allowing them to digitally connect with their customers. The intuitive application gives merchants a platform to customize their product catalogs, manage orders and streamline delivery without any difficulty or direct competition with other merchants. Making headway to empower the Indonesian economy, as of Q2 2021, BukuKas has on-boarded 7.1 million small traders and shop owners across both its platforms. By the end of 2022, BukuKas aims to on-board 20 million MSMEs.
Endeavor is the world’s leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 1997, Endeavor is a global organization with a mission to unlock the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders. Today, Endeavor’s network spans nearly 40 countries and supports more than 2,100 entrepreneurs, whose companies generate combined revenues of over $28 billion US, have created more than 3.9 million jobs, and, in 2020, raised over $4 billion US in capital. Endeavor’s unique entrepreneur-first model and network of trust provide a platform for founders to dream big, scale up, and pay it forward to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Since started in Indonesia in 2012, we have selected and supported 61 EEs (Endeavor Entrepreneurs) leading 47 companies, namely founders and CEO of Zilingo, Kopi Kenangan, Kitabisa.com, eFishery, Female Daily Network, Fabelio, Cottonink, Indonesia Bike Works, Waresix, Kargo, and many more - with the help of over 80+ business leaders in our local network and 3,000+ worldwide as mentors.
Rama Mamuaya is the founder and CEO of DailySocial.id, Indonesia’s leading innovation company. Rama has a big passion on digital transformation, startups and an advocate for tech-entrepreneurship. He has spoken on international stages to worldwide audiences about tech policy, innovation, entrepreneurship and digital ecosystem.
A passionate technologist, Rama’s first contact with computers was at the age of 7 when his father, a computer engineer, introduced him to programming. Ever since, Rama has made computers, internet and everything digital, as his life’s personal and professional pursuit. In 2008, he founded DailySocial.id which started as his personal tech blog and has now evolved into Indonesia’s leading technology and innovation enabler with clients ranging from Indonesia’ top banks, insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies and even multinationals as well as global corporations. DailySocial.id is based in Jakarta.
Rama is currently pursuing his MBA degree, specializing in Corporate Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Quantic School of Business & Technology, in Washington D.C. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information System Management from Tarumanagara University.
Tessa Wijaya is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Xendit, a financial technology company focusing on building payment infrastructure in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Tessa is responsible for the overall business operations of the company, including service and support, partnerships, government relations, as well as compliance.
Prior to building Xendit, Wijaya had a successful career at various private equity firms such as Mizuho, QUVAT, and Fairways for seven years before embarking on a new journey in the sphere of financial technology in 2015. Tessa earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in the United States of America and a master’s degree in the University of Sydney in Australia.
Tessa has always had the dream of becoming an entrepreneur and liking the variety of challenges that she had to overcome along the way. With her expertise, she is keen on building Indonesia and South East Asia’s digital infrastructure by providing the best payment solutions.
Now, being one of the few women in the payments landscape that is continuously evolving, Tessa believes in changing the world at scale through technology. To that end, she thought that Indonesia, in particular, needed more platforms where women, especially women working in tech, can voice their opinions to pay it forward and inspire others to do better.
Xendit is a financial technology company that provides payment solutions and simplifies the payment process for businesses in Indonesia, the Philippines and Southeast Asia, from SMBs and e-commerce startups to large enterprises. Xendit enables businesses to accept payments, disburse payroll, run marketplaces and more, that is easy to integrate with and supported by 24/7 customer service. Amidst the fragmented payment landscape in Southeast Asia, Xendit enables businesses to accept payments from direct debit, virtual accounts, credit and debit cards, eWallets, retail outlets, and online installments.
Building the region’s digital payments infrastructure, Xendit is shaping the next generation of scalable businesses across Southeast Asia. Xendit is propelling the region's digital transformation by addressing access, reliability, and regulatory needs enabling more businesses to scale and thrive. As the first-ever Indonesian startup to graduate from YCombinator and backed by global investors and other venture capital firms in the region, Xendit powers some of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing brands including Traveloka, Transferwise, Wish, and Grab.
Cleosent is the Founder & CEO of PasarPolis, one of Southeast Asia’s largest Insurance Technology (insurtech) firms based in Indonesia. Envisioned to create a more holistic and easily accessible insurance system to become the bridge for the uninsured towards insurance protection, PasarPolis will continue the mission of making insurance experience easy, affordable and delightful for all in the region through technology and innovation.
Cleosent founded PasarPolis in October 2015 on the belief in a ‘worry-free-life’ for all and in the spirit of protecting more people every day by enabling insurance purchase experience to be more affordable, easy and effective from policy choosing to processing claims. A mindset that has pushed PasarPolis to innovate, learn and grow fast to provide insurance for all.
Cleosent’s first footprint in entrepreneurship started in 2012, when he established award-winning digital performance firm Valuklik. In 2017, Valuklik announced that it has been acquired by Japan’s Dentsu Aegis Network. After merging with iProspect and rebranded as iProspect Valuklik, the firm grew more than five times in size and established itself as the market leader in performance marketing. Cleosent graduated with Honors Bachelor of Business in 2010 from the Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) majoring in Marketing and International Business, with an extended minor in Economics.
With PasarPolis continuing its mission of making positive impacts at scale by liberating consumers from any worry through a wide range of insurance products, beyond the traditional ones, from life to lifestyle to address consumers’ needs across multiple tech ecosystems, Cleosent was awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of The Year for Technology & Digital in 2018. Cleosent has been leading PasarPolis to be the first insurtech company jointly invested by three Indonesian unicorns Gojek, Tokopedia and Traveloka. PasarPolis has recently marked the largest Series B funding for an insurtech firm in Southeast Asia in September 2020 with Leapfrog, Xiaomi, SBI Investment, Intudo Ventures, Alpha JWC Venture, GoVentures joining as investors; then in early 2021 also welcomed International Finance Corporation (IFC) - a member of the World Bank Group - as one of PasarPolis’ strategic investors who truly supports the mission of democratizing insurance for all.
Tiket.com is an Online Travel Agent pioneer in Indonesia. Announced as the fastest growing OTA in the world by SABRE in 2019, Tiket.com is focused on simplifying tourism and enhancing the consumer travel experience through technology and innovation. It is the go-to marketplace platform in Indonesia for travel product & services with over 87 airlines, 2.8M local & international hotels, 140 B2B corporate partners and the leading events ticket box in Indonesia with more than 3000 events per year from 100+ partners and 10,000 Things To Do inventories. Tiket.com is invested by Djarum Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Indonesia, with large ecosystems to support the travel market.
During Covid, Tiket.com has focused on taking care of their people and their customers, guiding them through the uncertain times and helping them cope with changing travel regulations, refunds and rescheduling. On health & safety, Tiket.com collaborates with travel partners to certify and promote travel protocols. TiketHomes was launched and aims to satisfy customers’ new way of travel lifestyle that includes renting entire villas & focus on the outdoors. TiketPaylater was also launched in order to make it more affordable for people to travel
Mr. Hadiwidjaja is one of Indonesia’s leading investment executives with regional investing experience. Prior to INA, Mr. Hadiwidjaja was with Creador, a leading Southeast Asian private equity firm, where he was the Managing Director and Country Head of Indonesia and Singapore and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He led and executed wide range of investments in the healthcare, consumer, and financial service industries. He has a proven track record in turning around and improving the value of its firm’s investments including acting as CEO and board member of its investee companies.
Mr. Hadiwidjaja spent few years working at global consulting firm the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), serving clients in financial services and telecommunication industries, both private and state-owned enterprises. Prior to that, Mr. Hadiwidjaja worked at boutique management consulting firms, Arghajata and Skha Consulting, and spent a year with IBM Indonesia as Territory Services Leader.
He holds an MBA degree in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania as a Fulbright-Sampoerna Scholar and bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universitas Pelita Harapan.
INA is a government fund established under the law of the Republic of Indonesia to manage national investment, with the specific purpose of building wealth for future generations and to contribute to Indonesia's economic development.
INA aims to help attain Indonesia’s sustainable development and to build wealth for the country’s future generation.
A pioneering force in the women empowerment, lifestyle and fashion media industry, Svida today heads GCM Group, a prominent lifestyle media company with a host of brands and products oriented to empowering women. They include leading lifestyle magazine Dewi; Jakarta Fashion Week, the largest fashion event in Southeast Asia; Wanita.Network portal with partnerships of major women’s organizations, Primarasa Kitchen, 2 fashion retails as well as beauty and youth media.
She gained her exceptional media acumen from many years leading Femina Group, the foremost women’s media group in Indonesia, before branching out into GCM Group. The MBA holder from Columbia University, and Math & Economics Bachelor from the University of Michigan, continues to promote the empowerment of others, including started the femina women entrepreneurship program with over 30,000 members of women with SME, as well co-founding Endeavor Indonesia with fellow members of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). In this pandemic time, she co-initiated non-profit vaccination center at her alma mater, Ursuline school, deploying 30,000 vaccines on the first 3 months. She served as the Deputy Chair for the Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) and as Board Member of Federation International Periodical Press.
Awarded as a member of the prestigious BoF 500 in 2014 (Top People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry). The former Eisenhower Fellow, MIT Ideas fellow and mother of two is also an avid marathon runner with a goal to complete the six major marathons by age 60.
Started his career in 2001 at Lisa Frank Inc as a Marketing Analyst. Subsequently served as Business Technology Manager at Metrobank Card Corporation, User Coordinator at ANZ, Acquiring Support Head at Maybank (formerly BII), Business Process Transformation Head at UOB, and Director Merchant Sales and Solution at Visa Worldwide Indonesia before establishing his own company called Cashlez Worldwide Indonesia in 2015. He developed the company with his last position as President Director before joining MNC Bank as COO of Digital Banking in 2021.
He earned a Bachelor of Management Information System from the University of Arizona in 2001.
PT Bank MNC Internasional Tbk (MNC Bank) was born after the MNC Group acquired PT. Bank ICB Bumiputera, Tbk. With a new vision:
“To become the bank of the future based on the latest technology to make all financial transactions easy by paying attention to the alignment of economic, social and environmental interests.”
MNC Bank products and services are ready to be enjoyed by all customer segments from business to consumer. With the support and high commitment from the MNC Group as well as new management with experience in the banking sector, MNC Bank will continue to develop into a leading bank in Indonesia.
PT Bank BTPN Tbk (“Bank BTPN”) is a foreign exchange bank that was reborn from a merger between PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk (BTPN) and PT Bank Sumitomo Mitsui Indonesia (SMBCI) in 2019. Bank BTPN, one of the top 10 largest banks in assets, focuses on serving retail consumers, micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), and corporations, local and multinational alike, on both conventional and digital platforms.
As a pioneer in digital banking in Indonesia, Bank BTPN launched Jenius in 2016, a fully digital banking services application aimed at providing simpler and faster financial services for digital-savvy consumers. Bank BTPN also supports financial inclusion that is realized through the BTPN Wow!, a branchless financial services unit focusing on the unbanked segment, in 2015. BTPN Wow! utilizes Unstructured Supplementary Services Data (USSD) technology, allowing it to operate on all types of GSM-based mobile phones even with a very weak signal.
In order to meet Financial Services Authority (OJK) regulations and to serve more public members, Bank BTPN spun off its sharia unit and formed subsidiary PT Bank BTPN Syariah Tbk (“Bank BTPN Syariah”) in 2014.
Bank BTPN Syariah, which is 70% owned by Bank BTPN, focuses on empowering members of productive poor families so that they can achieve a better livelihood, providing financial products and services for remote unbanked communities as well as the lower income segment of society.
Aside from providing financial products and services, Bank BTPN also promotes sustainability through its Daya programs by providing training and information to improve customers’ capacity so they can grow and have a chance to live a more meaningful life.
A digital transformation figure, coming from a consulting background with experiences across various companies in the UK, Europe, Middle East and finally settling down in his home country of Indonesia, leveraging his experience to transform State Owned Enterprises from the inside.
His background as a digital native proved to be his key to success during his stint as part of the digital transformation leadership in Pegadaian, successfully transforming a company and industry that has been around in its niche segment for 120 years. Now he is in the helm of BRI Agro as the Chief of Digital Business, Indonesia’s first state owned digital bank and also the
state’s primary digital attacker. Leveraging the experience and the assets of the BRI financial group, Bhimo and his team aims to show that by 2023 BRI Agro will be fully transformed into the
best digital bank.
PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia Agroniaga Tbk or more commonly referred as BRI AGRO is a subsidiary bank of PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk (BRI) focusing specifically on stimulating the growth of Indonesia’s agricultural sector and, on a broader scale, Indonesia’s SME and gig-workers. BRI AGRO was initially established as Bank AGRO in 1989 and was privately owned by Dapenbun before being made public in 2003 and acquired by BRI in 2011. In mid-2019, BRI Agro was appointed by BRI to become its digital attacker to disrupt the existing financial landscape in Indonesia and to combat similar digital initiatives by competitors.
Answering the call, BRI Agro began to reposition itself to become “The Best Digital Bank for Agri and Beyond” and started the journey by becoming the “House of Fintech” and the “Home for Gig Economy”. True to become the House of Fintechs, BRI AGRO has partnered with 10+ fintech most notable being Investree, Fazz Financial Group, Koinworks, Tanihub, potentially bringing in IDR 1 trillion in revenues per year. They also have one of the first licensed fully digital lending platform called Pinang, a credit line for employees and gig-workers that can be disbursed within 15 minutes.
Sandy Permadi currently serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of JD.ID in April of 2020. He is a Financial Executive with extensive experience in Finance Restructuring, Internal Control/Risk Management (SOX), Budgeting, Tax, Treasury, Investment, Transfer Pricing and Business Process Reengineering.
Sandy Permadi graduated from Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) and MBA from one of the prestigious university in West Australia (University of Western Australia), started his career at John Hardy as Finance Director and has also served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in several leading multinational companies in Indonesia, one of which was Gray Worldwide Jakarta.
Furthermore, he worked for one of the e-commerce platforms, Lazada Indonesia and joined a transportation company, BlueBird Tbk.
In mid-2020, he made a return to his career in the e-commerce industry, through his title as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at one of the largest e-commerce platforms in Indonesia, JD.ID.
Fanny began her journey with LINE in 2014, encompassed strategic planning and market analysis focused on achieving continuous and improved business performance. Due to her comprehensive knowledge in experience in both Global companies and Local conglomerates, mostly in the Tech-Digital space, Fanny is appointed as the Country Manager of LINE Indonesia starting from July 2021.
With her extensive experience in Marketing, PR, Business Development, Sales, Merchant Acquisition and Corporate Strategy and Expansion, Fanny is committed to providing the most exciting ways for Indonesian users in communicating and connecting with people, information, and services. Fanny started her career when she was just 16 years old and she achieved a VP position when she was only 20 years old. Making her the youngest lead at that time. She have also developed a combined skill of Strategic Planning, Market Development and High EQ Leadership with analytical thinking and strong intuition.
LINE Indonesia, registered legally as PT. LINE Plus Indonesia, headquartered in Jakarta, represents LINE’s global business development of technology-based communication services in Indonesia. LINE Indonesia provides services from a wide range of area to meet the needs of its users since its presence in the country in 2013, such as news aggregator by LINE TODAY, online communities platform by LINE OpenChat, disaster alert, safety precautions, and COVID-19 information by LINE SIAGA, and OCR technology-based bill splitting service by LINE SplitBill.
LINE Indonesia has also organized offline appreciative events as one of its initiatives to provide creative platform and to close the distance among its users, such as creative digital competition by LINE CREATIVATE, a user appreciation music concert by LINE CONCERT, and awarding event by LINE Indonesia Awards.
Kevin Sutantyo is a Partner for Sovereign’s Capital (Asia), a fund that focuses on early growth stage companies. He began Angel investing in Southeast Asia and the US in 2010 after managing a US-based environmental biotech company for 5 years. Kevin grew up in Indonesia and has also studied and worked in the US for over 10 years.
A mechanical engineer by training, Kevin enjoys solving problems and working with entrepreneurs to achieve their vision in a methodical manner. He is bullish about the future of South East Asia, especially in the tech and healthcare sectors, which Sovereign’s Capital focuses on.
Sovereign’s Capital provides capital and strategic partnership to values-driven, market-leading companies with potential for outsized returns for all stakeholders. Our venture fund invests directly in promising, early-stage technology companies across Seed and Series A stages in both the US and Asia.
We are distinct in our capacity to match values-motivated entrepreneurs with aligned investors, our ability to hold investments long term, our willingness to customize solutions to owner needs, and the excellence with which we execute through disciplined strategic, operational, and financial partnership.
Arijit Sengupta is the B Capital Group Operating Partner based out of Singapore where he leads the effort to support enhanced outcomes for our portfolio companies across Asia in addition to driving other strategic initiatives for the firm.
Arijit was previously Founder at Kradle Ventures, where he incubated new businesses in B2B tech and advised PE and VC backed companies on growth and transformation. Prior to Kradle, he was Founder and CEO of Antuit, a Goldman Sachs company focused on enterprise AI solutions which he incubated out of Kradle. Previously, Arijit was part of the leadership team of WNS (a Warburg Pincus backed, enterprise transformation company) which took the company public (NYSE: WNS) and grew it 3X from IPO. Arijit started his career in Accenture in the firm’s strategy and reengineering practice and commenced his entrepreneurial journey thereafter with a General Atlantic and Amazon backed business services company, Daksh which was eventually acquired by IBM. Mr. Sengupta worked in IBM’s global business transformation group thereafter as a sector leader and on integration initiatives.
Arijit earned an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.
Mark has been with Deloitte for 15 years and has been a partner for 12 years. Mark has over 20 years’ experience with working with client data and technology to provide tactical and strategic insight. Mark leads the APAC Risk Analytics group covering over 400 analytics professionals. Mark is also a member of Deloitte’s Global Risk Analytics Steering Committee. Mark has been based in Jakarta, Indonesia since June 2019.
Tinkerlust.com is a marketplace for women's preloved fashion and beauty products. Tinkerlust connects both buyers and sellers in a lively fashion community where they turn their style into cash. Our vision is to continue to expand and serve our female customers as they grow and love fashion with us. With the platform provided by Tinkerlust, women never need to go out of budget for branded and luxury fashion.
Tinkerlust was founded by two best friends, Samira Shihab and Aliya Amitra, in 2015. Tinkerlust aspires to introduce the sale and purchase of preloved goods as a shopping lifestyle that is better than shopping conventionally. In addition, Tinkerlust sees that buying and selling preloved is shown to have a positive impact on the environment as it helps to reduce fashion waste by giving unused items a second chance.
Amelia Yachya is a news anchor and news producer at CNN Indonesia, and a correspondent for CNN International.
Prior to her role at CNN, she was a news anchor and executive producer at MNC Group and delivered the news in 3 languages - Indonesian, English and Mandarin. Born in Pyongyang, North Korea and raised in Beijing, she graduated from Beijing Capital University, majoring in International Trade and Economics. Amelia has hosted the World’s Future Summit, World’s Business Summit, Asian Games, ASEAN Games, Indonesia Open, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, World Bank, WHO events and many more.
Investree is a financial technology company in Indonesia with a simple mission is to optimize data and technology to provide easier, more accessible funding for SMEs and also to connect Lenders who want to help with lending their money and get attractive returns, so both sides can help each other to achieve financial goals while simultaneously empowering the economy for the good of Indonesian society. Through collaborations with strategic partners in the digital and financial ecosystem and innovation of products and funding services, Investree is committed to continuously provide digital business solutions for SMEs. Investree offers a business-to-business (B2B) product-driven approach, which ranges from Invoice Financing to Buyer Financing, Working Capital Term Loan to Online Seller Financing. Investree has acquired Authorized Business License for Fintech Lending Platform from Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (OJK) for conventional and sharia business. In 2nd Quartal of 2020, Investree Secured First Tranche of Series C Funding from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc (MUFG) and BRI Ventures, demonstrates the robustness of Investree’s business model and strengthens the company’s commitment to support economic growth via SMEs in Indonesia and wider Southeast Asia. Investree has expanded to Thailand and next to The Philippines. Until July 2021, Investree has successfully recorded a total loan facility of Rp 11 trillion (USD 760,196,800) and disbursed Rp 7 trillion (USD 525,248,160) in loans, with an average return rate of 16.7% p.a. %. Investree was awarded as “Best Fintech of the Year” by The Asset Magazine, “Best P2P Lending Platform for SMEs” by The Asian Banker, and “30 Most Promising Growth-Stage Startups” by Forbes Indonesia.
With Investree, “Everyone Can Grow”.
EVOS is the leading esports team and only regional player in SEA – with teams in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Our esports teams’ success have spanned across multiple game titles from Mobile Legend (MPL & M1), ROV, Wildrift (Wildrift SEA regionals) Freefire (Freefire Worlds), PUBGM etc. with over 60 major tournament championships in the past 2 years.
EVOS has not only dominated in the tournament scene, but also in our branding. We currently have over 14mn followers across our social media channels – the largest by far in SEA and 2nd globally (just behind Faze Clan). This has led to EVOS securing the largest ever esports sponsorships in the region (with Lazada) and being the first esports team to partner with VISA and also launching our very own EVOS debit card with Mandiri Bank in Indonesia.
EVOS was built on the belief that the world will be a better place, if people were given an opportunity to pursue a career in the things that they love. We set out to built the infrastructure to support aspiring professional athletes and content creators, helping turn their dreams into reality and inspiring future generations.
Delano is Head of Asia-Pacific Capital Markets for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). As such, he is responsible for new IPOs/listings from across the entire APAC region, playing a leading role in their origination and also overseeing their execution e.g. Sea, Coupang, LINE, XPeng, OneConnect, Takeda, Amcor and Studio City; SPACs from Catcha Group, SC Health, D8, Tiga and New Frontier. He also manages the relationships with APAC ex. Mainland China companies after they have listed on the NYSE.
He continually interacts with prospective issuers, PE/VC firms, sovereign wealth funds, investment banks, legal advisors, auditors, relevant government entities and other exchanges from the region.
Delano started his career in 1997 as an Equity Capital Markets banker at SBC Warburg (now UBS) based in London, working on numerous corporate and privatization IPOs and follow-ons throughout the EMEA and APAC regions. In 2006, he moved permanently to Asia, and worked at Morgan Stanley’s and Nomura’s APAC Equity Capital Markets teams in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Following that, he was Asia-Pacific Head at specialist IPO roadshow consultancies, which including working on the NYSE-listed US$25bn Alibaba IPO. He joined NYSE in January 2016.
Delano has a BSc in Economics from University College London (UCL) as well as an MSc in International Securities, Investment & Banking.
The New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), an ICE Company, is where icons and disruptors come to build on their success and shape the future. At the NYSE, we’ve built the world’s largest and most trusted equities exchange, the leading ETF exchange and the most deterministic trading technology in the world. Our expertise, data and technology help today’s leaders and tomorrow’s visionaries capitalize on opportunity in the public markets.
The experience of our past is precisely what helps us navigate the future as we look ahead: anticipating what’s next and helping our community address the challenges of tomorrow.
Our tradition of leadership and innovation means that stocks trade better on the NYSE. Our emphasis on accountability, paired with human oversight, results in peerless execution of complex transactions, lower volatility and deeper liquidity.
Jefrey Joe is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned investor. In 2015, he co-founded Alpha JWC Ventures, an early- to growth-stage Southeast Asian ventures capital firm with an Indonesia focus. The firm currently manages around $500mn across three active funds and 49 active portfolio companies.
Melati Wijsen is an 20-year-old Indonesian activist and change maker. She founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags with her younger sister and has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. She has also started the people movement One Island One Voice and the social enterprise, Mountain Mamas.
Melati has spoken on world stages such as TED and the UN, and has also been selected as FORBES top ten most inspiring women in the country. She graduated from high school one year early and has since been honored by TIME as part of the annual list of most influential teens in the world along with CNN Heroes Young Wonders and FORBES 30 under 30.
Today, Melati is excited about her new youth empowerment project; YOUTHTOPIA, empowering youth through meaningful and short peer to peer programs and providing them the tools they need to be change makers.
With over 15 years experience in a variety of industries, ranging from OTT news content aggregator, OTT video aggregator, OTT music streaming & music label, across both start up and enterprise corporate. Solid experience in TMT industry, experience working in 2 biggest Technology companies (Tencent & Alibaba).
Specialist of building and scaling up start up company. 0 to 1 experience on mobile applications growth several times in Indonesia, deep market insight for content businesses from article, music & video.
Since 2020, Zico has joined POPS Worldwide as Country Manager of POPS Indonesia. With impressive and extensive experience, Zico has created great opportunities to expand awareness and partnerships with brands, artists & content creators, which built up POPS to a strong position in the Indonesian market that they are today.
POPS WORLDWIDE is Southeast Asia’s leading digital entertainment powerhouse with over 14 years track record of innovation, 230 billion views annually and over 451 million fans to-date. It is a digital-first, consumer-obsessed and data-driven enterprise.
Founded in 2007, POPS WORLDWIDE works with top brands and creators globally, bringing meaningful digital content to its fans in Southeast Asia, connecting brands and creators with end-users at scale.
POPS curates and offers a diverse library of digital-first content including music, entertainment and edutainment for different age groups and demographics, with a primary focus on children, Gen Z and Millennials across Southeast Asia. Furthermore, POPS brings a unique entertainment experience through concerts, events, shows, festivals and more.
Jason is a partner of January Capital, one of the most active Venture Capital funds in Southeast Asia. He is also the founder of Venturecap Insights, the leading database for Venture Capital in Southeast Asia, which has the valuations, financials and cap tables for thousands of startups.
Prior to January Capital he was a founding partner of Qualgro, a leading Venture Capital fund in Singapore. Before that he was the general counsel of a large PE fund, and a partner at an international law firm.
Founded in 2017, KrASIA is a tech media platform that covers news from the tech and startup ecosystems in China, Southeast Asia and India. From fund-raising news to analysis of the latest tech trends, we help our audience keep up with the developments of Asia's tech scene and the next wave of innovators who challenge the status quo.
We started out with the simple idea of bringing quality news about China's tech scene out to the global audience. Yet, our ambition continues to grow and with our resources and networks built across Asia. Thus, we also provide innovation consulting services for a variety of partners. These services include startup scouting, customised innovation events, in-depth market reports analysis and ecosystem tours
Together with our 36Kr Global sister teams in Beijing and Tokyo, we are able to support tech and innovation happening across borders.
Adisti Sawitri is a managing editor at The Jakarta Post. Since 2018, she has played a key role in the digital transformation of the largest English language news publisher in Indonesia. She is currently managing digital production, audience development and initiatives to identify new markets for journalism.
She was the Post’s project manager when the company was taking part in the first Google News Initiative Asia-Pacific (GNI APAC) Subscription Lab, in which eight media companies in the region received business consulting and technological assistance in the development of their subscription services.
In addition to her role in digital and audience development, Adisti is an editor and journalist with more than 15 years of experience covering the environment and national politics.
The Jakarta Post is the largest English-language news publisher in Indonesia and is based in Jakarta. Founded in 1983, the Post has reported on the vast social and political changes that have occurred in the country’s recent history, including its transition to democracy.
The paper produces daily news and in-depth stories about politics, business and culture in Indonesia, as well as Southeast Asia more broadly. Content is available through the print and digital newspaper, as well as the Post’s website and social media platforms.
IDN Times is the leading multi-platform digital media covering news and entertainment for Millennials & Gen Z in Indonesia, with 51,000,000+ Monthly Active Users. IDN Times believes that access to relevant and quality information is a basic human right for every Indonesian, from Aceh to Papua.
Founded in 2014 by Sebastian Togelang and Andy Zain, Kejora Capital is among Southeast Asia's leading venture capital companies that invests in and builds high-impact, sustainable companies across Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan. We invest in early- to growth-stage private and public technology companies across the most dynamic consumer and enterprise verticals with a particular focus on Indonesia. Up until now, we have invested in market-leading and hypergrowth assets such as Soonicorn SiCepat, Consumer Lending Platform Kredivo, Digital B2B Lender Investree and Tutoring Platform Snapask.
Kejora Capital has US$600 Million in Assets under Management across dedicated early-stage and growth-stage funds. Our funds have been recognised by Data Analytics Platform Preqin as top-performing funds in Asia and globally. Kejora Capital is supported by a network of prominent global investors including institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and family offices.
Justin Patrick (JP) is a Venture Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures. He works primarily with investments in Southeast Asia, including in logistics, D2C, fintech, proptech and e-commerce.
JP is a private fund and corporate advisor with over 15 years of transaction experience, including fundraising, structuring, corporate acquisitions, joint ventures, debt financing, and capital markets. He also has experience as an entrepreneur, operating executive and R&D manager.
JP started his career as a Wall Street lawyer and has worked in New York, London, Singapore and Jakarta. He holds a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and an M.B.A. from London Business School.
Pegasus Tech Ventures is a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, investing in exceptional emerging technology companies around the world. Pegasus offers a unique Venture Capital-as-a-Service (VCaaS) model for global corporations that wish to partner with cutting-edge technology startups. Leveraging its extensive global network, the firm vets investment opportunities for its corporate partners, manages the investments, and connects portfolio companies to its ecosystem of global corporate partners to accelerate growth. Pegasus is stage agnostic and invests into diverse domains, such as IT, Healthcare, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Robotics, Big Data, Quantum Computing, FinTech, and other Next Generation Technologies.
Pegasus also founded and sponsors Startup World Cup, one of the biggest and richest startup competitions in the world. Startup World Cup extends to over 50 countries across six continents, with a Grand Finale in Silicon Valley featuring a $1 Million investment prize.
Lars Voedisch is an experienced global communications and business professional with 20 years of expertise in growing, managing and defending leading brands’ reputation from an in-house and agency perspective as consultant, trainer, and conference/webinar/podcast host. He started and runs PRecious Communications, an award-winning regional strategic communications consultancy that works with young brands, startups, global market leaders and government agencies. As Managing Director at PRecious Communications, he leverages his strong integrated communications and business background to drive impactful communications strategies that contribute to companies’ growth objectives.
Lars has worked with some of the most exciting brands, including AT&T, Bundesliga, Citi, Coca Cola, DBS, DHL, The Economist, Experian, Foodpanda, German Tourism, Lufthansa, McAfee, Panasonic, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, Sennheiser, United Nations, Yahoo!, VMware. Lars is a sought-after commentator, trainer and speaker on leadership, social media and strategic communications with worldwide engagements that include Australia, China, Dubai, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Prior to starting PRecious Communications in 2012, he worked with companies including Hill+Knowlton Strategies as Executive Director, Managing Consultant at Dow Jones, Account Director with FleishmanHillard, Corporate Communications Manager at DHL and President of AIESEC in Germany after serving multiple roles as a journalist across print and broadcast.
Sharon Lau is a partner at Latham & Watkins in Singapore. She is Vice Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Department and a member of the Capital Markets, M&A, and Private Equity Practices. Sharon advises both issuers and underwriters in global securities offerings, including IPOs, REIT offerings, and high-yield debt offerings. She also regularly advises private equity sponsors, corporates, and financial investors on cross-border M&A transactions as well as on pre-IPO, growth capital, and joint venture transactions.
Sharon is recognized as a leading lawyer for capital markets in Singapore and Indonesia by Chambers Asia-Pacific. She is also noted by Legal 500 for Singapore capital markets and Singapore corporate and M&A.
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