Managing Director; Head, Principal Finance, Indonesia
Standard Chartered Bank
Benjamin Soemartopo is Managing Director of Standard Chartered's Principal Finance and Private Equity practice in Indonesia, which invests in companies, infrastructure and real estate, and provides development capital for growth, acquisitions and joint ventures, and helps to professionalize family businesses and prepare them to become public companies. Soemartopo serves on the Board of Trikomsel Tbk, Indonesia's leading mobile phone retailer, and is an adviser to Navigat, an Indonesian IPP power company. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Soemartopo spent 12 years with McKinsey & Company and was the Managing Partner for Indonesia. There he led programmes transforming Indonesian state-owned enterprises into world-class organizations, helping family-owned businesses to professionalize, developing Indonesia's national climate change strategy, implementing educational reform and improving the impact of companies' CSR programmes. He was a leader of McKinsey's support to the Aceh Reconstruction Agency to help rebuild Aceh. Soemartopo is a Founder of the Young Leaders for Indonesia foundation.