Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud AI Thani
Chairman Qatar Telecom and Indosat:
"In 2008 when Qtel decided to expand beyond the MENA region to achieve our vision of becoming a world class telecommunications company, we acquired a controlling stake in Indosat. Indonesia fulfills our investment criteria on every level: a young, growing and upwardly mobile population, an increasingly sophisticated customer base, strong GDP growth and an economy sufficiently diversified to withstand difficult economic conditions, as has been proved over the course of 2009. We would not have made this investment without the support of the Indonesian Government, which was receptive to our investment and assisted us in navigat¬ing through a business environment in which we had no previous experience."
President Director PT Tirta Investama (Danone Aqua):
"Danone Group made a strotegic alliance in 1998, with the Utomo family, founder of AQUA Golden Mississipi, the pioneering bottled water company in Indonesia. The histary af the Aqua brand has spanned over 30 years, with its first factory in Bekasi. Today, Danone Aqua has expanded into 14 factories throughout Indonesia, and we wish to build more to meet the growing demand for Aqua brand. The success of this alliance has been such that Indonesia is considered by Danone as a priority country. Our commitment to serving the people of Indonesia is reflected in our far-reaching services throughout the archipelago, available in more than 1,500,000 outlets."
Group CEO of MEC Holdings
"Indonesia's abundant natural resources is one of the main reasons we invest in Indonesia, but more than that, we plan to play a role in enhancing the standard of living of the local communities in Indonesia. MEC's USD 5 billion infrastructure and integrated industrial development in East Kalimantan will create 5,000 new jobs by 2015. This will provide a strong platform for Indonesia to attract future investments of on estimated US$ 20 billion and 100,000 jobs by 2030. The MEC development will help transform East Kalimantan into one of the model regions of Indonesia. It is a good example of a strong, public-private, Middle Eastern-Indonesian initiative. We are proud to be part of Indonesia's success story."
Maurits Daniel Rudolf Lalisang
President Director PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk:
"Hoving invested in Indonesia for over 75 years and being one of the first listed companies there, Unilever knows what it means to do business in Indonesia. Our deep roots in the locol culture has built strong relationships with consumers, customers, and the communities in which we operate. Throughout the years, our company has built up a family of more than 3,800 employees, and operates eight factories in West Java and East Java. We have prospered in Indonesia, and will remain committed in investing in this market and supporting the Indonesian economy for sustainable long-term growth"
President Director PT Coca Cola Bottling Indonesia:
"Coca-cola has been operating in Indonesia since 1927, and started to produce locally since 1932. Indonesia's large population includes a growing and affluent middle class; a demographic that has certainly provided us with a robust domestic market. Moreover, Indonesia's unparalleled diversity has allowed us to expand our market share by introducing products specificolly tailored to its numerous local markets. Over the decades, we have seen Indonesia transform into a strong and dynamic~ middle- income developing country, and with its reform trajectory, we believe Indonesia will be an even more exciting place to do business."
Joachim von Amsberg
Country Director for Indonesia The World Bank:
"Indonesia's economic and political transformation over the last 12 years has been remarkable. It has created the foundation and the ingredients for Indonesia as one of the strong and dynamic economic forces of Asia, alongside China and India. Indonesia's economy has proven resilient in midst of the global financial crisis and its Doing-Business rankings have improved steadily each year. Improved social policies hold promise for social stability and more inclusive development. Indonesia is already doing well--imagine how far it will go when the on-going institutional and regulatory reforms as well as social policy improvements are fully implemented. "