JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Erick Thohir said PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk or BNI has a duty to bring Indonesian business actors into a higher level of competition in the global arena.
Not only in financing, Erick said, but BNI's task is to provide sustainable assistance to ensure the potential for international expansion is optimally exploited.
"Today we see the BNI Amsterdam representative office. This is a tangible manifestation of BUMN and BNI to make Indonesian business players not only good at home," Erick said while visiting the BNI Representative Office in Amsterdam on Friday, September 2, 2022.
Furthermore, Erick said that BNI could optimize the business potential of the Indonesian diaspora in the Netherlands. According to Erick, the Indonesian diaspora has great potential in the culinary field in the Netherlands.
Erick said that currently there are 420 Indonesian diasporas who have restaurant businesses in the Netherlands and need a lot of support, especially in terms of raw materials.
BNI can assist them in meeting their raw material needs by connecting with suppliers of raw materials in Indonesia at affordable prices.
"BNI's goal with the Amsterdam representative office is to re-knit relations with the diaspora, which is the potential for our future economic growth, it should not be abandoned," he said.
Separately, BNI Corporate & International Banking Director Silvano Rumantir said, BNI strives to provide better solutions and services targeting domestic and foreign customers.
BNI, which is listed on the Jakarta stock exchange with the BBNI stock ticker, also improves the operating model to increase productivity and results for BNI partners.
"The Amsterdam BNI Representative Office is still new, but we have received a lot of appreciation and invitations for cooperation. We believe this office will become one of the engines to drive BNI's international banking performance," he said.
Silvano said that at this initial stage BNI Amsterdam would focus on conducting market research, business mapping, and providing support services to BNI customers. The Company also maintains relationships with other financial institutions and exchanges information with these institutions.