Building His Roots in East Indonesia, One Infrastructure at a Time

SUN Energy, Indonesia, Indonesia SME, ASEAN SMEs, Southeast Asia Business, AEC, ASEAN Economic Community

Being asked about what exactly is the inspiration behind his business SUN Energy, Ryan Putera's answer is fairly simple. "I want to go back to my hometown which is Nusa Tenggara Timur. I wanna be governor and build the region and develop people. But first I need to contribute something worthwhile, because even though this … Continue reading Building His Roots in East Indonesia, One Infrastructure at a Time

Meet Rizal Shah, Salvaging Abandoned Indonesian Subsidiary and Turning it Into a Gold

Java Offshore, Rizal Shah, Indonesia, Indonesia SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, Indonesian Business, ASEAN business, ASEAN Economic Community, Southeast Asia Business, Southeast Asia SMEs, SMEs, Small Medium Enterprises

Starting as an acting CEO for Indonesia's Subsidiary of Offshore Works Malaysia, Rizal Shah was in for no surprise when he run the Indonesia region. All of a sudden, the group based in Malaysia was faced with financial difficulties which resulted in the Indonesian Operations which he was in charge with being abandoned. Rizal then took matter into … Continue reading Meet Rizal Shah, Salvaging Abandoned Indonesian Subsidiary and Turning it Into a Gold

Living Life Full of Patterns and Preserving Vietnam’s Tradition through Cement Tile

When we got a chance to talk virtually with Ngoc Truc, we would never imagine a lady to be a driving force of such a big operation of cement tiles. We can only imagine how strong and fierce Ngoc Truc in person would be. It's then an honor when Ngoc Truc, who also is called … Continue reading Living Life Full of Patterns and Preserving Vietnam’s Tradition through Cement Tile

Meet Erwin Parengkuan, Creating Future Communicators in Indonesia

TalkInc, Indonesian company, Indonesian SMEs, Small Medium Enterprises, entertainment industry, ASEAN SMEs, ASEAN business, Southeast Asia Business

Erwin Parengkuan surely is not an unfamiliar name in the world of master of ceremony in Indonesia. He started his career in the entertainment industry since 1989 and he first met his MC partner Becky in early 90’s also in entertainment industry. He and Becky then started TalkInc (CBN-ID000000448) exactly 14 years ago, spending only … Continue reading Meet Erwin Parengkuan, Creating Future Communicators in Indonesia

Meet Rama Raditya, Combing Through Unresolved Problem in Jakarta with a Single App

Qlue, Smart City App, Indonesia Business, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, SME, Small Medium Enterprises, Southeast Asia Business, AEC, ASEAN Economic Community

As a Jakartan, it's only meant to be for Rama Raditya to care about the city he lives in. Just like any other developing countries of the world, Indonesia has its capital tagged with problems. The only thing Rama could think of to do his part was the product that's gonna help ease these capital … Continue reading Meet Rama Raditya, Combing Through Unresolved Problem in Jakarta with a Single App

Meet Nolan Ray & Egay, A Domestic Helper Turned Successful Entrepreneurs

ButtonUp Mushroom Farm, Philippines SMEs, Philippines Business, ASEAN SMEs, Southeast Asian Business, Small Medium Enterprises, ASEAN

How does it feel to be away from your family because it's the only way you and your family would survive? The Founder of ButtonsUp Mushroom Farm (CBN-PH000000189) is a former domestic helper and all of the owners are actually former and current Overseas Filipino Workers. Egay, the former Domestic Helper in Singapore is a single … Continue reading Meet Nolan Ray & Egay, A Domestic Helper Turned Successful Entrepreneurs

Meet Lazarus Toto, Fighting Unfair Prices of Meat in West Timor to Give a Better Life for Farmers

Ranch, West Timor, Toto Ranch, Indonesia SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Small Medium Enterprises

It was a meant-to-be realization for Lazarus Toto, owner of Toto Ranch (CBN-ID000000281). On one of his visits to the capital city Jakarta, Indonesia, he realized during a steak lunch at local steakhouse how outrageous the price of 180 gram of steak. 4 hours later, back at his hometown, same steak dinner with bigger portion costs … Continue reading Meet Lazarus Toto, Fighting Unfair Prices of Meat in West Timor to Give a Better Life for Farmers

Meet Nitesh Gianchandani, Helping Turning People’s Passion into Real Profession

Nitesh Gianchandani, PLATO Indonesia, Indonesian Business, Indonesian SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Indonesia

Admitting to being a driven person from a young age, Nitesh Gianchandani had always swum against the stream. Based on his own experience to have a profession that is led by his passion, he created PLATO Indonesia (CBN-ID000000189), a platform that helps its members to decide what field of work they felt most energized with, and … Continue reading Meet Nitesh Gianchandani, Helping Turning People’s Passion into Real Profession

Meet Jody Taylor, Connecting Aspiring Musicians to Their Future in Showbiz

WriteRhythm, music platform, online music platform, Bali Business, Indonesia, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Indonesia, Indonesia SMEs

It is certainly nothing new and within Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, we see time and time again people who have made difference by doing what they love to do. This time, we are lucky enough to have a talk with Jody Taylor, a Bali-based music producer who started WriteRhythm (CBN-ID000000178), an online platform that connects music … Continue reading Meet Jody Taylor, Connecting Aspiring Musicians to Their Future in Showbiz

Meet Lun Borey, Earning a Place in the Business of Developing Cambodian People’s Value

3G Agent Co., HR Management, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Cambodia, Cambodia Business, Small Medium Enterprises

The journey Lun Borey took to get to where his company, 3G Agent Co., stands now is nothing short of difficulties. Since childhood, Lun Borey had dreamed of having his own business, because he saw no other way to improve Cambodians living standard other than having his own business. This drive made him pursued his … Continue reading Meet Lun Borey, Earning a Place in the Business of Developing Cambodian People’s Value