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

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 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 Ingrid Van Der Mark, A Mother to Abandoned Children in Jakarta

Orphanage

When she could just choose to pursue her teaching career and live happily with her husband, Ingrid van der Mark, a Dutch expat in Indonesia,  chose the road less traveled. Seeing the misery of abandoned children as she lived in a poor neighborhood in Jakarta, opened her eyes to build an orphanage, Lestari Sayang Anak … Continue reading Meet Ingrid Van Der Mark, A Mother to Abandoned Children in Jakarta

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 Daniel Surya, Building Indonesia’s Future Generation with Augmented Reality

AR&Co, Augmented Reality, Daniel Surya, WIR Group, Indonesia, ASEAN SMEs, Indonesia's SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs

Six years ago, Daniel Surya built AR&Co that belongs to WIR Group alongside his other exciting projects and brainchild, and looking back now, the company has grown to be Asia's largest Augmented Reality technology company with projects all over the world including those with the best brands from the entertainment industry. It has been listed as … Continue reading Meet Daniel Surya, Building Indonesia’s Future Generation with Augmented Reality

Meet Fauzan Gani, Revolutionizing Sports in Indonesia with a Single App

We spoke on a Skype call on one hot afternoon in the middle of a busy week. As young and energetic as he sounds, Fauzan Gani is the force behind a breakthrough health and sports app DOOgether, aiming to overcome the hassle sports enthusiasts must face just to enroll in a class or to book … Continue reading Meet Fauzan Gani, Revolutionizing Sports in Indonesia with a Single App