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Jakarta Post

Executive column: GE upbeat about electrifying Indonesia to 2025

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, February 4 2019   /  02:54 am
Wouter Van Wersch (GE)

Wouter Van Wersch (GE)General Electric (GE), a Boston-based industrial giant that entered Indonesia in 1940, is set to focus on electrifying Indonesia for the next six years. It is a rather optimistic view despite the company’s headquarters acknowledging in its latest 2017 annual report that competition was “far more challenging than anticipated”, and that it expected the market to “deteriorate further into 2019”. With challenges ahead, how does the company view its current position in Indonesia and arrange its future strategy? GE Asia Pacific president and chief executive officer Wouter Van Wersch sat down for an interview with The Jakarta Post’s Norman Harsono in Jakarta recently to talk about its plans, including its focus on the country’s electricity sector.Question: What are some of GE’s biggest milestones in Indonesia?Answer: Indonesia is one of the countries where ...