Considers that Indonesia Potential, Some US Corporate Leadership Met President Jokowi
Date 6 Mei 2015
A number of corporate leaders from the United States (US) level of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who joined in the US-ASEAN Business Council meet President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (5/5).
The head of the company that include CEO of Cigna Asia Pacific Patrick Graham, president of Coca-Cola ASEAN Business Unit McLaughlin, Group Managing Director of ASEAN & Managing Director of DuPont Singapore Hsing Ho, CEO of GE ASEAN, GE Global Growth & Operations Stuart Dean, Managing Director, Intel Southeast Asia Prakash Mallya.
Furthermore Senior Vice President and president of Medtronic, Asia Pacific Region Bob White, Vice President Asia Pacific Monsanto Juan M. Farinati, president of Procter & Gamble Asia Hatsunori Kiriyama, and President and Managing Director Asia Pacific UL Jason Fischer.
When faced President Jokowi, US corporate leadersaccompanied by the US ambassador in Jakarta, Robert Blake, Vice President for Policy, US-ASEAN Business Council Marc Mealy, and Director of the US-ASEAN Business Council Mads Stockwell.
While President Jokowi accompanied by the Coordinating Minister for Economic Sofyan Djalil, Minister of Industry Saleh Husin, Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto and Head of BKPM Franky Sibarani.
Considers that Indonesia Potential
Vice President for Policy, US-ASEAN Business Councilto reporters Marc Mealy said that the visit of US companies leaders to President Jokowi which is a series of visits to Indonesia, which was conducted for 2 (two) days, for the purpose of conducting business meetings with the Indonesian government, because Indonesia as one of the countries that will enter the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
“The meeting was an opportunity to share perspectives and ideas of both countries,” said Mealy while mentioning, many positive perspective views of the leaders the US firm against Indonesia, particularly related to cooperation between private companies.
According to Mealy, there is the potential for the public-private partnership to invest in basic sectors, particularly in public services such as infrastructure, power, health, and technology, and includes supporting the entrepreneurs in Indonesia.
Mealy recognized that the pace of the economy in many countries tend to slow down. However, US business still sees the potential to invest in Indonesia.
“Indonesia is a country that has enough potential to invest,” Mealy said.
During the meeting, President Jokowi also deliver a range of government policies, including on licensing reform, by opening one stop service through the office of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), and also about diversion fuel price subsidies (BBM). (Humas Setkab/ES)