GDP (nominal) 2012
- Total US$878B
- Per capita US$3.6K
GDP: (PPP) 2012
- Total US$1,208B
- Per capita US$5.0K
Perceptions Index (2012): 32
Official Language: Indonesian
Government: Presidential republic
became dominated by the Dutch in the 17th Century and this
continued more or less intact for the next 2 centuries. The Japanese invaded during the Second World War.
Indonesia achieved independence shortly after liberation. The
country was then controlled by
various authoritative regimes until parliamentary elections were held in 1999.
Indonesia is considered to have a bright
economic future and is part of the so-called N-11 (Next Eleven) high growth
emerging countries. It is also the world’s largest Muslim country and the
third largest democracy.
of Management Talent
has an adequate supply of capable middle and country
management talent. Given
that Indonesia does not yet have a large number of regional
head-quarters of multinational companies, the country does not
have a significant number of international management people.
is difficult for non-Indonesians to live in the country
so there are a small number of localized expatriate managers
available. Given the small supply, the income level of such
people are generally higher than local managers.
has a small supply of managers with international schooling.
managers in Indonesia are thought to be able to perform at
international levels. Multinational experience (rather than
local company experience) is considered necessary for managers to
have been developed to perform at
are warm and social people capable of forming strong relationships with
international people and, therefore, they exhibit above average career stability. In most industries,
it is possible to hire senior people with a history of long-term
employment relationships. If managed effectively and
sensitively, they can be counted upon to be loyal to their
of the younger generation of educated elite in Indonesia speak
acceptable English. Outside of this small group, international
communication skills are difficult to
being well regarded, Indonesian
managers have not been considered widely for overseas postings
elsewhere in Asia. One possible reason is that
English communication skills are considered less advanced than
Filipinos, Malaysians and Singaporeans.
the good quality of Indonesian managers, Indonesia has income levels that are lower than those of so-called
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regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the
most important in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a
hub for the spreading of ideas that help executive managers
overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are both expatriate and Asian management personnel
overseeing multinational and regional organizations. Held in
Philippines, presenters are leaders in their industries and
engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the entire
CEO Forum is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social
Responsibility) activity of Chalre Associates, one of Southeast
Asia's most prominent senior management executive search firms, to
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CEO Awards presented by Aseana City represents the
grandest alliance of local and international business people ever
created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the
largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is
considered a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards give
away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams
and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region.
The awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated
outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions
As one of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's
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The annual gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia
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throughout the world call upon the Principals of Chalre Associates for thought leadership.
Below are some examples of published material written by our
consultants or international journalists who refer to them. For a complete list of published work,
Getting Ready For The
Deluge: Outsourcing in Philippines
Chalre Associates senior staff
Economist Intelligence Unit of the Economist magazine
asked Chalre Associates' Chairman, Richard Mills,
to write a chapter about the Philippine outsourcing sector
in its annual Business Guide Book. The material
provides a Executive Briefing on the progress and major
issues facing this industry that is certainly one of most
significant growth stories in the world.
Asia Pacific Mining
Conference 2007 - Report
Chalre Associates senior staff
The 7th Asia Pacific Mining Conference put on by the Asean
Federation of Mining Associations was perhaps the largest
such event in the region. Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates
gave this report on what was said by the prominent mining
people who presented.
State of BPO in Philippines: Dan Reyes Speaks
Chalre Associates senior staff
Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates,
interviewed Dan Reyes of Sitel for ComputerWorld (US) recently to get
his views on the state of the BPO industry in Philippines. Dan
presented US readers with compelling information to support his view
that Philippines is currently seen as the "Number 1" option by global
companies sending BPO work to offshore destinations.
Dan Reyes is easily one of most experienced Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO) managers in the Asia Pacific region and the world. He
is head of the extremely successful Philippine operations of Sitel, the
world's largest call center organization. Among other things, he is a
founder and former president of the Business Processing Association of
the Philippines. more