Having been in the industry for almost ten years, Cekindo is the trusted counsellor, advisor and business partner to many business leaders and any-size organisations across all geographies and industries.
However, we all know that what makes Cekindo special is the people behind the scene. We are honoured to introduce you the ones who paved the way towards smoother market entry to Indonesia.
Rahardi Ramelan is a Research Professor at the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and Professor at the Institute of Technology, Surabaya (ITS), in Manufacturing Technology. He received an honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from Monash University, Australia (1997) and Northeastern University Boston, USA (1998).
Dr. Ramelan has served as Deputy Chairman for Industrial Analysis in the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) (1978 – 1993) with responsibilities related to the Indonesian Aviation Industry (PT. IPTN), the Weapons Industry (PT. PINDAD), and the Government, and as Vice Chairman of the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) (1993 – 1998).
On March 16, 1998, he was installed as Minister of State for Research and Technology, Chairman of the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) in the Seventh Development Cabinet of the Republic of Indonesia.
On May 23, 1998, he was installed as Minister of Industry and Trade in the Development Reforms Cabinet of the Republic of Indonesia and the Chairman of National Logistic Agency.
Leveraging his extensive experience in various functions and sectors, Rahardi Ramelan currently serves as Senior Advisor of Cekindo Business International (previously ‘Cekindo Bisnis Grup’).
Michal is a President Director of Cekindo Business International and the person who builds a shared vision of the company. He is responsible for strategic business planning, setting and communicating high-performance expectations, and overseeing wealth management.
Michal started his career at Cekindo as a Principal Consultant focusing on new market expansions, business development and financial management. His key activities involved ensuring operational efficiency, driving results and implementing strategies to support the growth of the business.
He received Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting after graduating from Mendel University in Brno, the Czech Republic and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague in the Czech Republic.
Prior to Cekindo, Michal established Czech.Ina Group Ltd, a business bridge for European companies expanding their business to Southeast Asia. Michal also cooperates with several global expert networks to provide his expertise in the corporate advisory sector. He is one of the originators of a foundation called YAYASAN BOHEMIA INDONESIA as well.
That has earned him exhaustive knowhow in Corporate Finance, Financial Performance Strategy, Business Consultancy, Business Development, and Corporate Expansions among others. Furthermore, Michal has worked in various sectors, namely Management Consulting, IT, Finance, Retail, Energy, Medical, Automation, or Heavy Industry.
From the position of a Director, Nurmia Dwi Agustina oversees activities related to Market Entry Strategies, Legal Incorporation, Licenses, and Compliance of Indonesian entities. Nurmia emphasizes on building long-term partnerships with Cekindo’s clients and providing them with tailor-made solutions.
Nurmia graduated with an Accounting degree from the University of Padjadjaran in Indonesia and earned her Master of Business Administration in Business Strategy from the International MBA Institute in Switzerland. She holds Tax Brevet Certificate issued by the Tax Center of Padjadjaran University as well as Halal Professional Certificate from The Assessment Institute for Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics of Indonesian Council of Ulama (LPPOM MUI).
Nurmia started her career as a Business Consultant at Accenture, a global management consulting company, where she gained knowledge from various positions and industries. At the same time, she became a partner of Czech.Ina Group Ltd. based in Prague, the Czech Republic where she assisted European companies in expanding to Indonesia. She currently holds a position of Honorary Vice President for the Asian market at a Portuguese organization, Expandia as well as Supervisor at Green-Books.org, a foundation for education of sustainability.
Thanks to her rich experience with assisting companies when expanding, Nurmia is an expert in areas such as Legality, Business Incorporation & Licenses, Market Research and Entry Strategy, Product Registration, Sales and Distribution, Talent Management Strategy, and Recruitment. She has been involved in various industries dealing with Healthcare and Medical Devices, Retail, E-commerce, Financial Services, Financial Technology, Telecommunications, Energy and Resources, Heavy Industries, and Non-profits mainly.
Furthermore, Nurmia is also recognised as one of the experts on the regulatory field where she is regularly invited as a speaker at seminars, workshops, exhibitions, webinars, and podcasts about incorporation, licenses, product registration and halal certification. Recent events such as Vitafoods Asia and Health ingredients (Hi) Asia as well as events organised by Enterprise SG, Singapore Chamber of Commerce, and Chemlinked were some of the events in which Nurmia participated in as a speaker.
Vojtech Zehnalek is designated the Business Expansion Manager and specialises in providing complex advisory to foreign companies expanding to Indonesia. He graduated from Economics and International Trade from the University of Economics in Prague, the Czech Republic, and he also earned a Business Degree at the Vlerick Business School in Belgium.
Prior to Cekindo, he worked in the field of Strategic and Operations Consulting in global top-tier consulting companies such as Bain & Company and Accenture. Later, he focused on Business Development of emerging technologies (especially in the area of the Internet of Things – IoT).
He has experience in Business Performance and Strategy, Corporate Finance and Valuation and Customer Acquisition in High-Tech, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Finance sector and Startups.
Nur Zainuddin, SE. Ak. is a commissioner at Cekindo Business International that oversees the company’s policies and their implementation as well as supervising the management of the company.
Zainuddin has more than 15 years of extensive experience in the Banking Industry, more than five years of experience in Public Accounting and Auditing as well as Financial Consulting.
He has been involved in various projects in Banking, Auditing, Asset Valuation, Due Diligence, Project Monitoring, and Auctions. He has rich experience in industries such as Agriculture, Construction, Property Management, Accommodation Services, Textiles and Garments.
Ridwan is the Accounting and Finance Manager leading a department that is responsible for supporting Bookkeeping and Tax Compliance of Cekindo as well as providing comprehensive services that include Accounting, Tax and Payroll to our clients.
Ridwan earned his Bachelor of Economics degree from Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya Indonesia, followed by Accountant professional degree (Akt.) from the same university.
He has more than 8 years of experience in the outsourced accountant industry. Prior to joining Cekindo, he worked as a public auditor providing accounting, tax compliance and audit services for international clients, some of which are Fortune 500 companies.
As the head of Legal and Delivery department at Cekindo Business International, Edy’s main focus lies on ensuring internal and external legal compliance with the laws of the Republic of Indonesia.
Edy attained a Master’s degree in International Business Law from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with the focus of Indonesian oil and gas law. He is also a sworn Advocate from the Indonesian Bar Association, licensed Mediator from the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Certified Legal Auditor from Indonesian Legal Auditor Association (Asosiasi Auditor Hukum Indonesia/ASAHI) and Certified Legal Translator from the University of Indonesia.
Prior to Cekindo, he worked at a prominent litigation law firm specializing in bankruptcy and insolvency, where he was responsible for assisting on trial cases and researching materials. During his time working for a leading social foundation in Indonesia, where he managed hospitals, universities and several land banks in Jakarta and Tangerang, he was responsible for legal compliance, permits application and renewal, litigation and legal system maintenance. He also led the legal department in the participation of ISO 9001:2008 manual preparation and certification for foundation level.
He has also had experience in working in the legal section for a national nickel mining company, where he was responsible for manpower law, industrial relations and legal contract enforcement on a national level. Edy has experience in Corporate Law, Business Law, Manpower Law and International Investment Law based on the applicable regulations in Indonesia.
David Susandi is the Branch Manager of Cekindo Bali, he has been living in Bali for more than six years. He holds a diploma in Russian Culture Study from University of Padjadjaran, Bandung.
David has over 11 years of experience and previously worked in various roles including project manager, operational manager, and corporate strategist. He mainly leads by example, always tries to do his best and encourages others to do the same.
David had been on the board of many entrepreneurs’ organisation and a thought leader as well. He is a member of HIPMI (Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia) BPD Bali and the President of JCI (Junior Chamber International) Badung, Bali for 2019 . He passionately promotes the power of entrepreneurship and brands to create commercial value and social impact.
Roy is the Branch Manager of Cekindo Semarang. He holds Bachelor of Communication degree from Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Surakarta State University. Roy has more than 15 years of work experience in national and global companies. He started his career in customer acquisition and development at Lotte Group Indonesia, then worked for a national retail company as an assistant store manager where he was responsible for the store’s operational activities. Roy continued his career in the export furniture manufacturing industry where he was responsible for all the marketing-related activities. He also had experience working in a global company (Brother Machinery Asia) as branch manager where he was responsible for handling all operational activities of the branch, particularly in sales and marketing activities.
Furthermore, he actively participated in training programs as well, such as: member of Indonesia Sales Community by Dedy Budiman, member of Digital Business Academy by ABDi Solo, member of Digital Marketing Management by Masrizal Academy and Personality Development Program by John Robert Power.
Tomas is an expansion manager responsible for Vietnam. His role is to define the key potential of the Vietnamese market and to ensure that Cekindo branch in Vietnam provides its clients with smooth and hassle-free market entry solutions.
Tomas graduated in Business and Management from Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. Soon after contributing to the highest profit in the history of JRK Waste Management, he moved to Vietnam to become the Head of Sales in Fingo and faced challenges of one of the fastest global markets.
Tomas has rich experience in Business Development, Sales, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. During his career Tomas has managed over 50 sales leaders and hundreds of sales executives. He also works as a Consultant and advises companies on their sales strategies and delivers training to their sales teams. Moreover, he is a frequent speaker at various conferences, spreading knowledge about how to become a successful entrepreneur and achieve win-win situations.