MoU Signing Ceremony Between MAI, Norway Connect & Seven Stones Indonesia

mou sign with pt multidaya akuakultur indonesia

On Wednesday, 12 January 2022, at Indonesia’s Marine and Fisheries Ministry in Jakarta, Masyarakat Akuakultur Indonesia (MAI), PT Multidaya Akuakultur Indonesia (PT MAI), Norway Connect and Seven Stones Indonesia held an “MoU Signing Ceremony” to formally endorse their agreement, reaffirming their commitment to collaborate on several projects of mutual and national interest.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono; the Ambassador of Norway for Indonesia, Mrs. Rut Kruger Giverin; the Ambassador of Finland for Indonesia, Mr. Jari Sinkari; CEO and Co-Founder of Seven Stones Indonesia and Representative of Norway Connect, Terje H. Nilsen; CFO of Seven Stones Indonesia, Ridwan Zachrie; Chairman of MAI, Rokhmin Dahuri and President Director of PT MAI, Budi Koto.

All parties agreed in principle to establish their partnership and cooperate in their efforts to build and develop Indonesia’s aquaculture business.

The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries continues to boost the productivity and development of domestic aquaculture, which is best done by the cultivating community and relevant organizations as well as the private sector.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Trenggono said that he appreciated “the cooperation and initiatives that contribute to the policies of sustainable aquaculture focusing on marine health and involving local communities or cultivators in the development of aquaculture and encouraging technological innovation and industrialization, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and business innovation, as well as involving young people in start-up development.”

The Minister continued by saying that cooperation in the context of developing aquaculture in Indonesia is also an effort to strengthen the relationship between Indonesia and Norway in the marine and fisheries sector. He acknowledged Norway has expert cultivation technology that can be adopted by cultivators in Indonesia, which would result in increasing both the volume and quality of products.

The Minister has two breakthrough programmes to support Indonesia’s development of aquaculture including the growth of export-oriented aquaculture, with commodities such as shrimp, lobster, crab, and seaweed, as well as the development of aquaculture villages in harmony with local wisdom for poverty alleviation while maintaining high economic value commodities.

“I believe the government’s breakthrough programme based on the concept of the Blue Economy can be successful if it is supported by all stakeholders, including MAI and Norway Connect,” said Minister Trenggono. “Hopefully this collaboration can become well established in supporting the development of the Indonesian aquaculture industry,” he added.

Chairman of MAI, Rokhmin Dahuri explained that with this MoU there was a potential investment of USD 35-million, especially for superior aquaculture commodities, such as Vaname Shrimp, Grouper and Barramundi.

The Ambassador of Norway for Indonesia, Mrs. Rut Kruger Giverin also appreciated the collaboration and she believes that the joint agreement will help increase the development of aquaculture in Indonesia. She also said Norway is ready to share experiences with Indonesia, both in the fields of technology, cultivation practices, and markets.


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.