Grow Your Business and Join Us in Jakarta

Grow your business and join us in Jakarta
Opening in Jakarta
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Bali’s tourism industry was booming before Covid. Numbers were up across the board and records were being broken year after year. This jewel of an island was recognised as one of the world’s best tourism destinations; regularly appearing in the top ten preferred holiday spots for luxury travellers, wedding planners, honeymooners and event organisers.

But lockdowns and travel restrictions have had a devastating effect on the island’s economy, which, for so long, has been overly reliant on tourism Dollars, Yen, Yuan, Pounds and Rupees. Most industry observers are cautious in predicting when, if ever, things will return to the way they were and for many, this has been overwhelming in destroying once vibrant small and medium businesses.

It can be difficult to remain positive in the face of such a relentless attack on the very fabric of Bali’s economy, but unless we do so we will be doomed to suffer the consequences. One way we can be positive is to use this experience to readjust our business models, markets and mindsets and that’s why we’re opening in Jakarta in August – because that’s where we see enormous business potential for us … and for you!

Here’s why …

In 2020 we decided to adapt our real estate business when we realised our clients needed more than just a villa or a plot of land to build a dream home; they also needed honest, relevant and practical advice on how to make their investments work for them.

We diversified and developed systems and structures around Investment Roadmaps. In early 2020 these were focused on providing basic legal advice but word quickly spread and we grew to offer Market Entry packages including company establishment as well as visa assistance. We didn’t stop there and by the end of the year added a range of affordable marketing/ branding services. And in Q2 of 2021 we introduced accounting and tax assistance to deliver a more complete suite of relevant business support.

We spend quite a lot of time looking at, and trying to improve, our customer experience and its ‘moments of truth.’ It’s an important part of our company ethos of ‘doing good, then doing well’ and its foundations are built on authenticity.

That’s why Seven Stones Indonesia will be teaming up with Nordic House to create a Seven Stones Nordic House brand in Jakarta. We’ll be following the principles of The Nordic Way to offer value driven support and affordable market entry business services – including business representation – for both start-ups and corporations as well as legal, property, marketing and investment services, networking events and PR activities designed to assist Nordic/ European business entities interested in the Indonesian market.

We recently published an article in Indonesia Expat, one of the most popular publications (both print and digital) for businesses in Indonesia, about why we think having representation in Jakarta makes solid business sense.

We explained that “as Indonesia’s centre of commerce, entertainment and culture, we all agree Jakarta is where we need to be. According to The World Bank almost 30 million people live in the greater Jakarta Metropolitan area (Jabodetabek) and the World Economic Forum suggests that by 2035, Jakarta will push Tokyo into second place to become the world’s most populous city. Many observers, like Wellington Capital Advisory, are predicting Indonesia is on track to become the world’s 4th largest economy by 2035 with a GDP eclipsing that of established global powerhouses such as Japan, Germany and the UK.”

And now we’d also like to offer an opportunity to any of our Bali based clients, who share our vision and who need access to Jakarta and a larger international market.

We’re offering a professionally managed workplace in the heart of the city’s Central Business District to support your business with:

  • Logistics
  • Secretarial Services
  • Concierge Services
  • Market Entry
  • Investors/ Investment Opportunities (property/ packages/ tours/ products etc.)

If you’d like us to help your business grow and take advantage of what we’re developing with Nordic House in Jakarta, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to hello@sevenstonesindonesia.com and let’s chat about being your partners in growth.

 

 

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Andrzej Barski

Director of Seven Stones Indonesia

Andrzej is Co-owner/ Founder and Director of Seven Stones Indonesia. He was born in the UK to Polish parents and has been living in Indonesia for more than 33-years. He is a skilled writer, trainer and marketer with a deep understanding of Indonesia and its many cultures after spending many years travelling across the archipelago from North Sumatra to Irian Jaya.

His experience covers Marketing, Branding, Advertising, Publishing, Real Estate and Training for 5-Star Hotels and Resorts in Bali and Jakarta, which has given him a passion for the customer experience. He’s a published author and a regular contributor to local and regional publications. His interests include conservation, eco-conscious initiatives, spirituality and motorcycles. Andrzej speaks English and Indonesian.

Terje H. Nilsen

Director of Seven Stones Indonesia

Terje is from Norway and has been living in Indonesia for over 20-years. He first came to Indonesia as a child and after earning his degree in Business Administration from the University of Agder in Norway, he moved to Indonesia in 1993, where he has worked in leading positions in education and the fitness/ wellness industries all over Indonesia including Jakarta, Banjarmasin, Medan and Bali.

He was Co-owner and CEO of the Paradise Property Group for 10-years and led the company to great success. He is now Co-owner/ Founder and Director of Seven Stones Indonesia offering market entry services for foreign investors, legal advice, sourcing of investments and in particular real estate investments. He has a soft spot for eco-friendly and socially sustainable projects and investments, while his personal business strengths are in property law, tourism trends, macroeconomics, Indonesian government and regulations. His personal interests are in sport, adventure, history and spiritual experiences.

Terje’s leadership, drive and knowledge are recognised across many industries and his unrivalled network of high level contacts in government and business spans the globe. He believes you do good and do well but always in that order. Terje speaks English, Indonesian and Norwegian.

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Ridwan Jasin Zachrie

CFO of Seven Stones Indonesia, Jakarta

Ridwan is one of Indonesia’s top executives with a long and illustrious career in the financial world. He holds several professional certifications including being a Certified Business Valuer (CBV) issued by the Australian Academy of Finance and Management; Broker-Dealer Representative (WPPE); and The Directorship Certification for Directors and Commissioners, issued by the Indonesian Institute of Commissioners and Directors.

His experience includes being the Managing Director at one of the top investment banking groups in the region, the Recapital Group, the CFO at State-owned enterprises in fishery industry and the CEO at Tanri Abeng & Son Holding. He’s also been an Independent Commissioner in several Financial Service companies and on the Audit and Risk Committee at Bank BTPN Tbk, Berau Coal Energy Tbk, Aetra Air Jakarta as well as working for Citibank, Bank Mandiri and HSBC. His last position was as CFO at PT Citra Putra Mandiri – OSO Group.

Ridwan has won a number of prestigious awards including the Best CFO Awards 2019 (Institute of Certified Management Accountant Australia-Indonesia); Asia Pacific Young Business Leader awarded by Asia 21 Network New York USA (Tokyo 2008); UK Alumni Business Awards 2008 awarded by the British Council; and The Most Inspiring Human Resources Practitioners’ version of Human Capital Magazine 2010.

He’s a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law, Trisakti University, Co-Founder of the Paramadina Public Policy Institute and actively writes books, publications and articles in the mass media. He co-authored “Korupsi Mengorupsi Indonesia” in 2009, which helps those with an interest in understanding governance in Indonesia and the critical issue of corruption. Ridwan speaks Indonesian and English.

Per Fredrik Ecker

Managing Director of Seven Stones Indonesia, Jakarta

Per is the Managing Director of the Seven Stones Indonesia (SSI) Jakarta office and has more than 25-years’ experience in Indonesia, China, and Western Europe. He previously worked in senior management positions with Q-Free ASA, Siemens AG, and other companies in the telecom sector. Over the last six years, he has been the Chairman of the Indonesia-Norway Business Council (INBC) and recently become elected to be on the board of EuroCham Indonesia.

His most recent experience is within Intelligent Transport Solutions (ITS), Telecom, and other sectors within the Indonesian market. He is today through his position in SSI and by representing Norway Connect, promoting Nordic and European companies that would like to explore business opportunities in the Indonesian market. He’s also playing an active role to help create the Nordic House concept in Jakarta that will provide an excellent platform for Nordic companies entering Indonesia, where they’ll find a community that can offer support with trusted information and affordable services to enter this market.