Jakarta (ANTARA) - Six Indonesian figures, who studied in France and had career achievements, received the Alumni Trophy from the French government.

The six figures are Roti Beau founder, International Pastry Competition Award Winner, Talita Setyadi; Indonesian Public Affairs Manager Airbus, Mexind Suko Utomo; Marine Geoscience Researcher of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Nugroho Dwi Hananto; Former Head of Surabaya House of Sampoerna Irmina Silas; Director of Development of the Indonesia Stock Exchange Hasan Fawzi, and Deputy Head of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs Safri Burhanuddin.

The awards were bestowed by France Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Jean-Charles Berthonnet at a reception in Jakarta on Sunday (June 30).

"The Alumni Trophy award is bestowed as a mark of appreciation on figures, who contribute in collaboration between Indonesia and France and bring together the France alumni from any major," Ambassador Berthonnet remarked in a statement on Monday.

Berthonnet noted that over a thousand Indonesian alumni had registered on the official website of the France alumni.

The students, either from Indonesia or other countries, who studied in France could meet again and get information on career opportunities in companies in France.

The Alumni trophy recipient in the economy category is Development Director of the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI), Hasan Fawzi, alumni of Master of Business Administration Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) de Grenoble, Université Pierre Mendes.

Hasan was earlier head of the system development department in PT Kliring Depositori Efek Indonesia for the 1993-1997 period, head of the information technology division in PT Kliring Penjaminan Efek Indonesia (KPEI) during the 1997-2008 period, as director in Penilai Harga Efek Indonesia (PHEI) for the 2008-2012 period, and KPEI president director for two terms: 2012-2015 and 2015-2018.

Hasan opined that getting increasingly more number of people to understand the benefits of stock exchange as the main capital for business and investment was a major challenge for him when he was the leader of the BEI.

Hasan remarked that his main task currently is ensuring the success of deepening the capital markets program in Indonesia.

"We can run the program effectively through two ways. From the offer side, we are striving to increase the number of companies that invest their stocks in the Indonesia Stock Exchange. From the demand side, we are also attempting to increase the number of active investors dealing in stock exchange activities," Hasan noted.

In the meantime, the alumni trophy recipient for the maritime cooperation category is Safri Burhanuddin, the deputy IV for coordination of human resources, science and technology, and maritime culture at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs.

Safri is an alumnus of Master and Doctor Université de Brest Occidentale (1989-1994) and he recently also became a commissioner at state-owned train manufacturer PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA).

Safri noted that the Alumni Trophy serves as a reminder of the responsibility to establish collaboration between Indonesia and France in the maritime sector.

"We are now attempting to boost Indonesian marine research infrastructure by providing new ship research facilitated by Agence Française de Développement (AFD). We also focus on aquaculture development," he remarked.

In addition, the French government awarded four others trophies to French alumni in the gastronomic, science and research, strategy and public relations, and cultural cooperation categories.


Translator: Yashinta / Azis Kurmala
Editor: Suharto
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