CHICAGO—GolinHarris is opening an office in Indonesia as part of ongoing expansion of its market presence in Southeast Asia. Since GolinHarris began operations in Asia six years ago, the firm has done considerable work in Indonesia operating from its Singapore office, particularly in the areas of corporate communications, public affairs and issues management.
”The addition of an office in Jakarta will greatly expand our client offering in the Asia Pacific region,” says Fred Cook, president and chief executive officer. “The firm has established a solid brand presence in the Indonesian market and we now believe the time is right to establish a more active presence on the ground in Jakarta. Although a developing nation, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and its market offers significant business opportunities.”
Chitra Rajaram, managing director for the Singapore office, has taken on the new role of regional managing director for Southeast Asia. In addition to Singapore and Indonesia, Rajaram will also manage other markets in the region, including Malaysia. And Mohammad Djohansyah (Johnny) Saleh, currently associate director in the Singapore office, is being promoted as head, Indonesia operations.
David Hutagalung, currently account manager in the Singapore office, is being promoted to associate director. Hutagalung, who is also Indonesian, will continue to be based in Singapore and will play a key role traveling to Indonesia to work with the Jakarta-based team to grow the business.