Seven Stones Indonesia Establishes Strategic Cooperation with Masyarakat Akuakultur Indonesia (MAI)

Seven Stones Indonesia establishes strategic cooperation with Masyarakat Akuakultur Indonesia (MAI)
From L-R: Ridwan Zachrie, Per Ecker and Terje H. Nilsen from SSI and Denny D. Indradjaja, Muhibbuddin Koto and Rully Setya Purnama from MAI.

On Wednesday, 15 December 2021, the Board of Directors of PT Seven Stones Indonesia (SSI) conducted a courtesy call to Professor Rokhmin Dahuri, the Chairman of Masyarakat Akuakultur Indonesia (MAI) at their offices in the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries of Indonesia.

The meeting was also attended by the Board of Management of MAI, including, among others Prof. Rokhmin Dahuri (Chairman), Muhibbuddin Koto (Vice Chairman of Investment and Business Development), Denny D Indradjaja (Secretary General), Rully Setya Purnama (Vice Secretary General) and Sonni Kurniawan (Secretariat MAI).

Both parties agreed in principle to set up a partnership and cooperate in their efforts to build and develop Indonesia’s aquaculture business.

In his statement, the Chairman of MAI, Prof. Rokhmin welcomed SSI and expressed his desire that SSI cooperates with MAI to support the development and progress of Indonesia’s aquaculture industry through Norway’s role of excellence in terms of innovation and technology as well as investment in the Indonesia’s aquaculture sector.

MAI hopes that constructive synergy can be built both in terms of associations as well as “business to business.” MAI Secretary General Denny Indradjaja, who has extensive experience in this industry and is very familiar with Norway’s speciality in the aquaculture industry, hopes that a framework for concreate cooperation between SSI and MAI can be drawn up soon.

Per Fredrik Ecker, Managing Director of SSI expressed the enthusiasm of investors and aquaculture market players from Nordic countries and Europe to enter the Indonesian market and hoped for MAI’s support for the success of this goal.

Meanwhile, Terje H. Nielsen, Co-Founder of SSI voiced optimism about the rapid progress of the economic and business sectors in Indonesia and believes that this is the right time for aquaculture industry players from Nordic Countries entering Indonesia.

Ridwan Zachrie, CFO of SSI, added that various investment schemes in the aquaculture sector can be applied in Indonesia and SSI can bridge the interests of the Nordic and Indonesian parties.

Masyarakat Akuakultur Indonesia (MAI) was created in 2001 and its membership consists of a professional aquaculture organization, which currently has more than 1,400 members spread all over Indonesia. MAI has appeal for aquaculture people as a platform for communication and unity from various aquaculture professions, such as academics, researchers, practitioners, bureaucrats and aquaculture lovers and provides a platform for its members to share knowledge and information with those who have the same interests and concerns as MAI.

PT Seven Stones Indonesia is a partner of Norway Connect, supporting Norwegian business in Indonesia and Southeast Asia through its representatives and facilitates the provision of financing and investment through its networks including in the aquaculture and fisheries industry.


For further information regarding Masyarakat Akuakultur Indonesia (MAI), you can contact

Denny D Indradjaja (Secretary General of MAI) through


For further information regarding PT Seven Stones Indonesia, you can contact

Ridwan Zachrie (CFO of PT Seven Stones Indonesia) through

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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.