In a bid to deepen trade and investment relations between India and Indonesia and in step with India’s ‘Look-East’ policy,  FICCI is organising a high-powered business mission on a two-day visit to Jakarta beginning August 25, 2013.
The 24-member FICCI’s CEOs’ Mission is being led by Naina Lal Kidwai, FICCI President and Executive Director and Country Head, HSBC India.
The delegation is drawn from diverse sectors such as banking & financial services, hospitality, synthetic rayon, management consulting, technology services and outsourcing, automobile, agro chemicals, specialty chemicals, FMCG, education & color cosmetics, healthcare, agricultural produce, industrial raw materials and energy and energy products, chemicals, agri-services, waste water management, pharmaceuticals, urban development and mobility.
Indonesia is the 20th largest investor in India with cumulative FDI from April 2000 to August 2012, at US$ 608 million. Several Indian companies are also operating in Indonesia and many are looking for partnership in various sectors. Indonesia is India’s 2nd largest trading partner in ASEAN after Singapore, with over US$ 20 billion trade in 2012-13.
During the visit, a MoU between the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) and FICCI will be signed by the Director of ISAS, Professor Tan Tai Young and Secretary General of FICCI, Dr. A Didar Singh.
Meetings are also slated to be held with the Indonesian Vice President and the Ministers of Trade and Industry.
A roundtable meeting with KADIN Indonesia Vice Chairman, led by Mr. Chris Kanter, KADIN Trade and International Economic Cooperation Committee will be held on August 26. Later, a meeting is scheduled with Mr. Achmad Kurniadi, Deputy Chairman for Investment Cooperation, Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).
Some of the issues that will be deliberated upon during the delegation’s visit are ASEAN-India: Connectivity and Cooperation and ASEAN-India Maritime Security Cooperation.
The following are the members of the FICCI delegation to Indonesia:
Mr. K K Modi, Chairman, Modi Enterprises & Past President, FICCI; Mr. O P Lohia, Managing Director, Indo Rama Synthetics (I) Limited; Mr. Rajeev Dubey, President (Group HR, Corporate Services & After-Market) & Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd; Dr. Umapathy Panayala, CEO – Karnataka Region, Apollo Hospitals; Mr. Biswadev Sengupta, President Director, PT. TATA Motors Indonesia; Mr. S N Agarwal, Chairman, Bhoruka Power Corporation Limited; Mr. Ranbir Saran Das, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Ultra Fairwood Pte Ltd; Mr. Avinash Vashistha, Chairman & GU Managing Director, Accenture – India; Mr. Gajanan Nabar, CEO & Managing Director, Praj Industries Limited; Mr. Sanjeev Dani, Executive Vice President and Head – Global Strategy, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited; Sir Ganesan Natarajan, WT Director &  President, Ennore Coke Ltd; Mr. Dilip Oommen, CEO & Managing Director, Essar Steel India Limited; Mr. Anil Monga, Managing Director, Emmsons International Limited; Mr. Kishore S Satlur, Vice President – International Business, Pennar Industries Limited; Mr. R K Malhotra, Chief Executive and President, Indofil Industries Limited; Mr. B Karthikeyan, Executive Director, Thriveni Earthmovers Pvt Ltd.; Mr. Virender Jeet, Senior VP – Technology, Newgen Software Technologies Ltd; Mr. C. Kumaresan, Country Head, PT. Thriveni; Mr. Anil Snehi, Head- TCS Operations – ASEAN, Tata Consultancy Services; Mr. Avnish Sabharwal, Lead for Growth & Strategy, Accenture – India; Mr. Atul Krishna Shunglu, Assistant Secretary General, FICCI and Mr. George Abraham, Representative, FICCI Singapore.

India Infoline News Service, Mumbai
August 21, 2013 
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