'Industrialization in Indonesia Will Not Happen Overnight'
February 4, 2021 — As Switzerland prepares to hold a referendum on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the EFTA States and Indonesia, Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, owner and chief executive officer of the Sintesa Group, and Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, former Indonesian deputy foreign minister and founder of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, take a closer look at the diverse archipelago nation. The conversation was moderated and co-hosted by Mark Dittli, editor of The Market NZZ.
Dr. Dino Patti Djalal is Founder of Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI). Previously, he was a career diplomat and ambassador, best selling author, accomplished academic, youth activist, and leader of the Indonesian diaspora community. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada); a Masters Degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada), and a Phd in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK). In 2004, when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono began his term, Dino was appointed Special Staff of the President for International Affairs. From 2010 to 2013, Dino served as Indonesia's ambassador to the United States. In June 2014, Dino was appointed Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, until October that year. He has founded the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, which now has become the largest foreign policy group in the country, with over 90,000 people in the FPCI network.
Mark Dittli is a journalist and author in Zurich, specializing in financial markets and global economics. He is Co-Founder and Editor of The Market NZZ (themarket.ch), a new financial media platform that was launched in April 2019 in a joint venture with Neue Zürcher Zeitung. The Market NZZ publishes in-depth analytical and background articles as well as interviews on companies, global industry trends and macroeconomic issues.