Douglas Ramage to join CAUSINDY

IMG_3665CAUSINDY is excited to announce that Douglas Ramage, the Chief Representative of BowerGroupAsia, a business and investment advisory in Indonesia, will be joining our Election Debrief Panel Session. He is also Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Indonesia, as well as its Trade & Investment Committee Chair.

Douglas Ramage has more than 25 years experience in Indonesia. As a leading expert on Indonesian politics, economics and business affairs, Doug provides advice and guidance to Fortune 500 companies in Indonesia. Fluent in Indonesian, Doug is a well-known analyst, frequent public speaker and media commentator on Indonesian affairs. He is adept at presenting complex Indonesia country risk assessments to company boards in a compelling and understandable manner. Doug has written extensively about Indonesia as a Normal Country and the Implications for Australia for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

In addition to his AmCham leadership role, Doug serves on the Boards of the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF/Fulbright Commission), the Lontar Foundation, and the United States Cultural Center (@America) in Indonesia. Doug studied at the University of Maryland, the Australian National University, the Institute for Teacher Training in Malang, Indonesia, and received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

Samantha Yap,

Samantha is a broadcast journalist and producer who is passionate about covering issues in the Asia-Pacific region. She has gained journalism experience in Jakarta, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Her work has been featured on SBS News, Australia Network, ABC News 24 and Tempo TV. She's also had work experience with Al Jazeera Network.