Soy Martua Pardede
Former Commissioner and Vice Chairman of KPPU (Commission of the Supervision of Business Competition), graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Kagawa University in Japan, is now the Vice Chairman of Advisory Council of Kadin Indonesia (the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and is still a Tri-partite (Government, Business Community and Civil Society) for Corruption Eradication. He was the Chairman of the Commission on Business Ethics, Good Corporate Governance, Clean, Transparent & Professional and Anti Bribery Movement of the Governors Council; Vice President of Kadin Indonesia in charge of trade and member of the National Team for trade negotiation under WTO and bilateral & regional trade negotiations. During his term with KPPU, he initiated the 1st ASEAN Conference on Competition Policy & Law in 2003 and was in charge of the 2nd Conference in 2006, both held in Bali, and was instrumental in the establishment of the ASEAN Consultative Forum on Competition (ACFC) in 2004 which gives birth to the ASEAN Expert Group on Competition (AEGC).
Rachmat Gobel, born in Jakarta on September 3, 1962, the fifth child and first son of H. Thayeb Mohammad Gobel, the founder of the Gobel Group and a pioneer of the electronics industry in Indonesia, who founded PT National Gobel (now PT Panasonic Gobel Manufacturing/PMI) together with Matsushita Electric of Japan. Rachmat Gobel is now Chairman of PT. Panasonic Gobel Indonesia. During the period of economic growth in Indonesia, Rachmat Gobel oversaw the expansion of the Gobel Group, driven by the Matsushita Gobel Group of companies. Rachmat Gobel played an active role as the industry spokesperson and was elected as the Chairman of the Indonesian Electronics Association for the period of 1999-2004 and 2004-2009 and the Vice President of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry coordinating Industry for the period of 2004 – 2008 and 2008 – 2013. He initiated the formulation of Road Map of Kadin Indonesia 2010-2030. Rachmat Gobel is also the Chairman of the Indonesia Japan Friendship Association. Rachmat Gobel, through the Matsushita Gobel Education Foundation, is playing a leading role in the technical and entrepreneurial education of the Indonesian industrial workforce. The Foundation is acting as a think tank for the industry and involved at a regional level in encouraging the sharing of knowledge and experiences to upgrade the capabilities of centers of excellence in ASEAN.
Dr. Syamsul Maarif
Dr. Syamsul Maarif is Chairman, Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) for several periods, lastly 2007-2008. In 2005-2006 Dr. Maarif was Chairman of ASEAN Consultative Forum on Competition (ACFC).
Born in Mojokerto, Indonesia on 26 September 1957, Dr. Maarif accomplished his Bachelor of Laws at Brawijaya University in 1984, Master of Laws (LL.M) in 1990 and Doctor of Civil Laws (DCL) in 1998 at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
As a lawyer, he joined Law Firm, Artono & Partners (Malang) and Bahar & Partner (Jakarta), founded Law Firm, Syam & Associates (1999) and consultant for the World Bank, Jakarta office. In the academic field, he is a lecturer on Economic Law, International Economic and Trade Law, Competition Law at Graduates Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Brawijaya, and the University of Indonesia. In addition, Dr. Maarif is an instructor at the Indonesian Institute for Corporate Directory (IICD), and at the Continuing Legal Education, Indonesian Bar Association (Peradi). Dr. Maarif had been the adviser to the National Committee for International Trade Negotiation. Currently, Dr. Maarif is Justice, the Supreme Court, Republic of Indonesia.
Corporate Editor-in-Chief of the news magazine Tempo Weekly and the newspaper Tempo Daily. He is also CEO PT Tempo Inti Media and member of the Press Council in Indonesia. He worked as a Deputy Chief Editor of Tempo Weekly, Executive Editor of Media Indonesia Daily, Editor of the Sunday Edition of Media Indonesia and many others.
He graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, majoring Electrical Engineering (1984) and from JF Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA (1991).
In addition to receiving the Knight International Press Fellowship Award, he is a winner of the Vernon Award of the Mason Program and the Excellence in Journalism Award given by the daily Indonesian Observer.
Chairman of the Board of Commissioner Medco Agro Group and PT. Bank Saudara,Tbk.
He is also a member of National Committee on Good Corporate Governance (KNKG) , Member of Expert Board of The Centre Policy Review Institute (CPR-Institute), and former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Indonesia (BI) , former Deputy Chairman of IBRA (BPPN). He graduated from Padjajaran University (Faculty of Economics) and from Central Missouri State University, USA (MA – Economics).
In 2003, he was named by the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Marketing on the list of “50 Gurus Who Have Shaped the Future of Marketing that includes the likes of Philip Kotler, David Aaker, Grady Hamel, Tom Peters, and Seth Godin. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Global Leadership Award from the Pan-Pacific Business Association at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
He is a unique combination of a thinker of strategic business concepts, particularly in marketing, and a practitioner. He has a written five international books with Philip Kotler – the father of modern marketing. His book, Marketing 3.0 is widely acknowledge globally and is translated into 23 non-English languages around the world. His marketing concepts can also be found in Global Marketing Management and Principles of Global Marketing textbooks by Warren Keegan-the world’s renown expert of global marketing.
To help companies in Southeast Asia grow, he founded MarkPlus, Inc. – South East Asia leading professional services firm in the area of marketing consulting, research and training – in 1990. Prior to leading his own firm, he was the sales and distribution Director of major consumer goods company.
Hermawan Kartajaya is also an internationally acknowledged speaker and lecturer. He attended Harvard Business School’s Program on Case Method and Participant-Centered Learning in Boston and Beijing, exclusively designed for senior professors and deans of universities in Greater China and Singapore. Since 2006, he guest lectured for Nanyang MBA and Nanyang Fellows Programme in Singapore.
He has been invited as speaker by seminars and conferences around the world.