Event Details

Traditionally, our Patron (HSBC) makes an informal 'state-of-the-nation' address to BritCham members and guests at our AGM.

This year the June AGM has been postponed and this month will mark the moving on of PT Bank HSBC Indonesia President Director, Sumit Dutta.

Just days before he departs, Sumit has kindly agreed to maintain our tradition, virtually. He will share observations and experience built up over four years, take a look at a few of the COVID impacts and look forward to shifting priorities and opportunities.

Joining the panel is David Cheadle, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield Indonesia, himself in his third decade of engagement in Indonesia and with an eye on one of business forecasters' barometers of what is to come, the challenged property sector.

And completing the panel, we welcome Amit Keswani, Chief Digital Officer of PT MAP Aktif Adiperkasa Tbk., probably Indonesia's best known retailer representing a mega portfolio of international brands and with prominence in all Malls. But now additionally embracing the consumers' new passion for e-Commerce.

This lead address and panel discussion will be insightful for businesses engaged in Indonesia and others around the greater region, also in the UK drawn to Indonesia's resilience and the opportunities it may offer for re-positioning and new trade relationships.


  • Sumit Dutta (President Director of HSBC Indonesia)

    Sumit Dutta

    President Director of HSBC Indonesia

    Appointed in 2016, Sumit Dutta is the current HSBC Indonesia President Director and was previously HSBC Jakarta Branch Country Manager and Chief Executive.

    Sumit Dutta has extensive experience of over 20 years in a number of key roles in the Group’s operations worldwide.

    Prior to Indonesia, his former appointments include: Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Vietnam; Executive Director, Techcombank Vietnam; Senior Vice President, Head of Consumer and Sales Management, HSBC Bank USA; Head of Product Management, HSBC Bank USA; Head of Global e-Business and Direct Sales, HSBC Group; and Senior Distribution Manager, HSBC Asia Pacific, Hong Kong.

    He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Jadavpur University India and Master of Marketing and Finance from Indian Institute of Management.

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  • David Cheadle (Managing Director of PT Cushman & Wakefield Indonesia)

    David Cheadle

    Managing Director of PT Cushman & Wakefield Indonesia

    David is the Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield in Indonesia, a full-service real estate consultancy and property management provider, working with landlords, developers, investors and corporate occupiers throughout the country.

    David has been in the property industry for over 32 years, based originally in London, and then Hong Kong, Singapore and Jakarta. His areas of real estate expertise are in commercial property investment, asset & funds management, and advisory & transaction management services to major corporate occupiers. He also qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and has been an active member of CoreNet Global, the corporate real estate executives' network. David graduated from St. John Moore's University Liverpool, UK in 1987, with a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Urban Estate Management.

    He began his career in London with Jones Lang Wootton where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. His experience has been focused in the Asia Pacific region since his relocation to Hong Kong in 1992 and he has undertaken real estate assignments in many of Asia's major cities. From 1998 David spent 2 years in Singapore with ABN AMRO Bank, as Head of Corporate Real Estate for Asia Pacific, but for some 25 of his 28 years in the region, he has been living in Indonesia, previously working with Jones Lang LaSalle/Procon Indah and since 2007 with Cushman & Wakefield

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  • Amit Keswani (Chief Digital Officer at PT MAP Aktif Adiperkasa, Tbk)

    Amit Keswani

    Chief Digital Officer at PT MAP Aktif Adiperkasa, Tbk

    Amit Keswani is a proficient digital marketing and e-commerce executive with subject matter expertise in O2O commerce, CRM and Loyalty. He has a rich background in developing and executing strategies around omnichannel platforms with a focus on connected commerce promotion, and customer acquisition, growth and retention. Passionate about digital marketing, CRM and e-commerce, he has been spearheading comprehensive, innovative and cutting-edge digital initiatives for PT Mitra Adiperkasa, Tbk (MAP) for the last 5 years across different Business Units. MAP is Indonesia’s largest lifestyle retailer, with over 2,000 brick-and-mortar stores, and for its 150 global brands including Converse, Skechers, Kidz Station, Sports Station, Sephora, Zara, Marks & Spencer, and Mango.

    At MAP, he launched MAP EMALL.com – a unique multi-brand webstore which taps into the existing store inventory and fulfills demand for over 70 brands, together with other e-commerce channels such as Sephora.id, Zara.id, PlanetSports.Asia amongst
    other. He also initiated the award-winning coalition loyalty program, MAP CLUB, currently accepted at over 1,500 stores in Indonesia, with an outreach of over 3 million customers. Additionally, he has been at the helm of the launch of the Sephora Beauty Pass Loyalty Program for Indonesia, as well as the re-launch of the Starbucks Rewards Program for Indonesia migrating the program to a new technology stack and changing the earn mechanism to make it a purley spend based program to elevate the customer experience.

    Currently Amit is the Chief Digital Officer for PT MAP Aktif Adiperkasa, Tbk which is the largest Business Unit under MAP and focused on Sports, Chidlren and Fashion Footwear categores leading all Digital and Marketing initaitives.

    Prior to MAP, Amit was the head of the Digital Enterprise Division for the Valiram Group in Malaysia, where he led the digital strategy for brands such as Kate Spade New York, Tumi, Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret, and Bath and Body Works across multiple regions in APAC.

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