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About Indonesian Business Centre

Indonesian Business Centre (IBC), now in its 13th year, synergises business network among Indonesian businessmen, their Singaporean counterparts and expats residing in both Singapore and Indonesia respectively. The membership of IBC, currently stands at 3000, comprises primarily eminent businessmen, entrepreneurs and professionals. 20% of the memberships are also those from diversed background and ationalities. Representatives of various business associations and counselors (economic & trade sections) of various high commissions who have business relationship with Indonesia are also represented.

Program organised by IBC include the IBC Business Forums, the IBC Business Lunches and business / cultural trips to Indonesia as well as the reigon. All these events enable our members to network. Furthermore, members also appreciate the IBC bi-weekly e-news containing updates on business opportunities, investment news and regular networking cocktails with other business associations. In April 2006, the Singapore Island Country Club collaborated with IBC to stage an Indonesian Evening of Cuisine & Dance. The IBC Nusantara (Anniversary) Ball draw over 200 guests from both Indonesia and Singapore annually. We have regular cultural shows, the notable one being a two evening North Sumatera Cultural Show at Raffles Hotel with dinner to celebrate the 88 birthday of the former President of Singapore, Mr Wee Kim Wee in November 2002. Since then, IBC has also organised the North Sulawesi Cultural Evening in October 2003 and the West Java Cultural Evening in March 2008. In collaboration with the local organisations, IBC had participated in the South Sumatera Cultural Show and the Malay Cultural Evening respectively. Cultural visits to Jogya and Solo were completed in 2001

Recent Business trip was a visit to Surabaya.

IBC organise walk rallies and contribute prizes to students at Sekolah Indonesia for the Essay, Poetry Reading and Drawing Competitions respectively. High teas to welcome new Indonesian businessmen who arrive in Singapore and new IBC members are held on a regular basis. Over the years IBC has been featured in various publications (Singapore and Indonesia), TV appearances and radio interviews, in addition to the 52 weekly radio program with Radio Singapore International respectively in 2006.

IBC Past & Current Sponsors

    • HSBC’s International Banking Centre
    • Lufthansa German Airlines
    • Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd (formerly known as Fraser Serviced Residences Pte Ltd)
    • Andana HelioAsia
    • CYC Shanghai Shirt Co Pte LtdAsia Pacific Breweries (S) Pte Ltd
    • Atelier East
    • Bengawan Solo Cake (S) Pte Ltd
    • Citibank
    • Expressions International (S) Pte Ltd
    • Far East Organisation
    • Fraser Serviced Residences
    • Garuda Indonesia
    • GK Goh Stockbrokers Pte Ltd
    • Inputronics Pte Ltd
    • ISS International School (S) Pte Ltd
    • Lee Foundation
    • House of Indocafe
    • Lion Air
    • Mauboussin Pte Ltd
    • Parkway Group Healthcare Pte Ltd
    • PT Indofood Sukses Makmur
    • Standard Chartered Bank
    • Treetops Executive Residences Singapore
    • United Overseas Bank Group Limited

IBC Past Speakers

Year 2006

    • Mr Nicholas Mak, Head, Consultancy & Research Department, Knight Frank Pte Ltd
    • Ms Jocelyn Chng, Managing Director, Sin Hwa Dee Foodstuff Industries Pte Ltd
    • Mr Purbaya PantjaDirector, Investment Banking, N M Rothschild & Sons (Singapore)
    • Mr Henry Jusuf, Managing director, P T Danatama Makmur;
      Ms Tetty Kadi, Chairperson, West Java Centre Board of Indonesian
      SME (KUKMI-Jabar)
    • Ms Jennifer Leng, General Manager, Andana@Orchard

Year 2007

    • Ms Uchu Riza, Founder, AL JABR Orphanage & Islamic School
    • Ms Triena Noeline Ong, Managing Editor and Head of Publishing, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
    • Ms Indranee T Rajah, Senior Counsel, Drew & Napier LLC

Year 2008

    • Dr Wu Yi-Che, BDS (Singapore)
    • Ms Loretta Shuk-Ching WAN, Regional Director, Southeast Asia and India Hong Kong Trade Development Council
    • Mr Nicholas Mak, Director of Consultancy & Research Department, Knight Frank Pte Ltd

Year 2009

    • Dr Ang Peng Tiam, Medical Director, Medical Oncologist and Physician, Parkway Cancer Centre
    • Dr Teoh Tiong Ann, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and General Surgeon, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    • Mr Nicholas Mak, Director of Consultancy & Research Department, Knight Frank Pte Ltd
    • Mr Thomas Mathew, Chief Trainer, Maximas Group
    • Ms Amy Yip, Nuskin Enterprises
    • Dr Aris Ananta, a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
    • Dr Evi Nurvidya Arifin, a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Honorary Members

H E Andri Hadi (Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore) & Mrs Ferial Hadi

Board Members 2012-2014

Chairman : Mr Setyadi Ongkowidjaja, Managing Partner, Atelier East

Ms Tetty Kadi Bawono, Member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia

Mr J W Junardy, President Commissioner, PT Rajawali Corporation

Mr Rusmin Widjaja, Chairman, Phoenix Renewable Holdings Pte Ltd

Board Members 2010-2012

Mr Setyadi Ongkowidjaja (Partner, Atelier East)

Ms Jocelyn Chng, Managing Director of Sin Hwa Dee Foodstuff Industries Pte Ltd

Mr Simon Ong, Group Managing Director of Kingsmen Exhibit Pte Ltd

Ms Annie Xia, CEO of Dynaforce Pte Ltd

Board Members 2007-2009

Mr Setyadi Ongkowidjaja (Partner, Atelier East)

Mr Lawrence Leow, President of the Association of the Small and Medium Enterprises

Ms Jennifer Leng, Technical Director, Helio Asia Pte Ltd

Past Board Members Pre 2007

Mr Setyadi Ongkowidjaja, (Chairman of Indonesian Business Centre) & Principal Partner, Atelier East

Mr Nelson Tampubolon, Singapore Chief Representative, Bank Indonesia

Mr Thomas Thumbelaka, Businessman

Dato’ Dr Jannie Tay, Vice Chairman, The Hour Glass Pte Ltd

Mr Andradjati, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Mr Pramukti Surjaudaja, President and CEO, Bank NISP, Jakarta

Dr Therasa Chew-Tan, President and CEO, Expressions International (S) Pte Ltd

Mr Eddi Hariyadhi, Former Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Mrs Zainab Rahim, Senior Manager, Mediacorp Radio

Mrs Triena Ong, Head of Publication Unit, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Mr Rohan Kamis, Managing Partner, Rohan Mah & Partners

Dr Johannes Widodo, Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore

Mr Chalief Akbar, Head of Information, Social & Culture, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Mr Wilson Goh, Singapore Representative, Otto Global Services

Mr Jahja Suriawinata, Regional Director, Federal Paint Factory Ltd

Mr Kemas Amir Sjarifuddin (Deceased), Former Chief Representative, Bank Indonesia, Singapore Representative Office

Dr Diana Young (Deceased), Director, Group General Manager, MIL-COM Aerospace Pte Ltd

Ms Boey Yut Mei, President, The Culture Society

Mr Ilham Ikhsan, Chief Representative, Bank Indonesia, Singapore Representative Office

Mr Kenneth Swee, International Client Group, Smith Barney Citigroup Singapore

Mr Dede Kurnia, Singaopre Chief Representative, Bank International Indonesia