Bukalapak-Data & TelkomTelstra participate in AIBC Webinar: "Opportunities and Challenges arising from COVID-19 for Australia and Indonesia", 9 Jun 2020

The Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will enter into force on 5 July 2020. Many new Australian investment openings (and job opportunities) will be created and have already been planned including in education (such one to establish Monash Indonesia University), training, medical, hospital, mining and many other trade & services arrangements.

Key outcomes for Australia:

Australia-Indonesia Business Council (New South Wales Chapter) Webinar:

AIBC NSW invites you to an engaging and dynamic Zoom discussion with exceptional Panellists from five market-leading companies and organisations with a presence in Indonesia, providing you with their firsthand market insights on the opportunities and challenges for cross-border trade and investment between Australia and Indonesia in the aftermath of COVID-19.

These charismatic speakers represent a broad range of sectors (eCommerce, Telecommunications, Global investment, Banking, and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce). AIBC NSW Chair Nick Alexander will facilitate the discussion, with time allocated for audience questions.


Bima Tjahja (VP Growth & Data - Bukalapak): founded in 2010, Bukalapak is a unicorn and one of the largest e-commerce companies in Indonesia. Bima started his career in a premier Australian tech start-up, Freelancer.com, and went on to lead a data team at CBA. After 11 years in Australia, he joined Bukalapak as the Associate Vice President of Data. He is focused on utilising Bukalapak’s productive data assets to create data-driven insights, visualisation, and machine learning products;

Erik Meijer (President Director - Telkomtelstra): Erik is a Dutch national who has resided in Indonesia for 27 years. Erik joined Telkomsel in 1993, where he worked in various functions in the field of sales and marketing. Erik then became Deputy President Director of Bakrie Telecom, where he helped grow Esia from less than 1 million to 14 million. In 2015, Erik moved to Australian telecom operator Telstra where he was assigned as the President Director of their joint venture with PT Telkom Indonesia: TelkomTelstra;

George Marantika (Chairman Australia Committee - KADIN Indonesia): George is President of the Indonesia Australia Business Council Yogyakarta. He is also the Chairman of the Australia and New Zealand Bilateral Committee in the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry or known as KADIN Indonesia. He has been involved as a member of the Business Partnership Group (BPG) of the Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA);

Ghirish Pokardas (Principal - KKR Capstone): Ghirish joined KKR Capstone in 2019 and is responsible for driving KKR Capstone’s value creation efforts in Australia and New Zealand. Since joining, he has been involved with several KKR portfolio companies, including Latitude Financial Services and MYOB. Prior to joining KKR Capstone, Mr. Pokardas worked as a principal with the Boston Consulting Group in their Jakarta office;

Mahjabeen Zaman (Senior Investment Specialist - Citibank Australia): Mahjabeen has over 15 years of experience managing sub-institutional clients based in Middle East, South East Asia and Australia. A subject matter expert across various asset classes including fixed income, fx and structured investments, gained from her work experiences in Singapore and Australia. She is regularly featured in Australian media such as the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald and Ausbiz tv.
Moderator: Nick Alexander - AIBC NSW Chair

Tuesday 9th June 2020

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm~AEST/UTC+10 hrs OR
09:00 am - 11:00 am~WIT / UTC+. 7 hrs (Jakarta Time)

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