CHRO Series Indonesia: Manpower Minister unveils national skills plan

Outgoing Minister for Manpower. M Hanif Dhakiri delivered the keynote address at HRM Asia's CHRO Series Indonesia on October 25
By: | October 28, 2019

HRM Asia’s CHRO Series 2019 is taking place across three cities in the fourth quarter of 2019. Other post-event wrap-ups can be found right here:

October 28, 2019: CHRO Series Indonesia: Manpower Minister unveils national skills plan

October 29, 2019: CHRO Series Indonesia: Photo Gallery

November 14, 2019: Culture and digital transformation on show at CHRO Series Singapore

November 20, 2019: CHRO Series Singapore: Photo Gallery

December 4, 2019: CHRO Series Malaysia: Make innovation a way of life

Some 85 HR leaders took part in the Indonesia leg of the CHRO Series tour. It was the second time the Series had looked specifically at the fast-changing Indonesia market, and delegates returned in large numbers for the follow-up event, held at the Shangri-La Hotel on October 25.

They heard from a wide array of locally-based speakers and presenters, including from businesses such as the Blue Bird Group, PT Garuda Daya Pratama Sejahtera, and the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism.

The biggest name, and the one who had just handed over the biggest job in Indonesian HR right now, was the country’s former Minister for Manpower. M Hanif Dhakiri (pictured) shared an exclusive insight into Indonesia’s 2020 Plan on the Future of HR Development. With a workforce of close to 70 million people, spread across a rapidly emerging nation of 12,000 islands, that is set to be a gargantuan task.

But the outgoing Minister, who handed the reins over to new Manpower Minister only a few days earlier, said he was confident the new focus on skills development would bear fruit.

The event also involved high-level panel discussion featuring Heriyanto Agung Putra, Chairman of national HR body PMSM, Putri Pamela, Regional Country Manager of Talent Plus, and Swasono Satyo, Group Chief HR Officer of the Sinarmas Group. Moderated by Juliana Laura Tompodung, from Core Laboratories Indonesia, the panel looked at the global and regional trends now redefining the CHRO role in Indonesia.

And delegates were particularly keen to hear from Pambudi Sunarsihanto, HR Director for the Blue Bird Group. The charismatic HR leader delivered a presentation on building high-performing teams in an environment and culture of hyper-growth.

Among the other speakers presenting their insights, case studies, and research – exclusively for the Indonesian HR community – were:

  • Koeshartanto, Human Capital Director, PT Pertamina (Persero)
  • Aloysius Budi Santoso, Chief Corporate Human Capital Development, PT Astra International Tbk; and
  • Rudy Manik, Chief HR Officer, FWD Life Indonesia

CHRO Series, with events in Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia in 2019, is an invitation-only concept, providing high-level networking, best-practice advice, and local case studies on strategic workforce management in the era of Industry 4.0.

Each event has had a broad focus on culture and digital transformation, while focusing on local and regional experiences and case studies.