Entrepreneur of the Month: Mr. Benson Chang 
月度最佳企業家:張新彬先生

Starting this year, INACHAM HK introduces a new section of “Entrepreneur of the Month” which features a business player and her/his story particularly to the Indonesia market. This month, we proudly present Mr. Benson Chang.

從今年開始,香港印尼商會推出了一個新的“企業家月”欄目,專門介紹印尼市場的企業家及其故事。這個月,我們榮幸地介紹張新彬先生。

What kind of business do you do (or plan to do) in Indonesia? 
你們在印尼從事什麼商業?

I am, a Fellow Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Tax Advisor, the Founder and Group Managing Director of Lion CPA and Lion Consulting Group, based in Hong Kong with offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Singapore and Indonesia. 

We are helping clients to transfer / setup their plants / businesses in Indonesia from Hong Kong and China, and vice versa for Indonesian clients. We offer full range of corporate support services to clients’ operations and management with our cross-border experience and local expertise.  

我是資深會計師、特許稅務師,名策會計師事務所及名策專業集團的創辦人及集團董事總經理。名策紮根在香港,並在深圳、上海、新加坡及印尼設有辦事處。

我們憑藉多年的跨境經驗及當地的專業知識,協助香港及國內客戶往印尼設廠或業務,我們同樣的也協助印尼客戶進入香港及中國市場,並提供一站式全面的企業支援服務,讓客戶專心拓展業務。

 

Why Indonesia? 
為什麼選擇印尼?

I am, from the second-generation Indonesian Chinese family, living in Hong Kong and doing business in China. I am familiar with the cultures and behaviour difference among these three jurisdictions. Because of my family background, it encourages me to invest in Indonesia; because of my experience, I help clients to invest in Indonesia and assist them to solve corporate multicultural issues.

Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world. It maintains a very good relationship with both China and the US, and it is one of the members of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (“RCEP”). Businessmen not only can export their “Made in Indonesia” products to the US, but also can expand local sales by redomicile their plants to, or set up their businesses in, Indonesia.

我出生於第二代印尼華人家庭,住在香港並在國內有生意往來。 因此我對三地的文化和行為差異都十分瞭解。由於我的家庭背景,所以令我想回到印尼投資;由於我的過往工作經驗,不但可以協助客戶往印尼投資之餘,更能為他們處理解決多文化產生出來的問題。

印尼是全球第四大人口的國家。它跟中國和美國都一直保持很好的關係,它也是區域全面經濟夥伴協定(RECP) 簽署成員國之一。企業家可在印尼設立業務或廠房,除了可把「印尼製造」的貨物輸往美國之外,更可以拓展印尼當地內銷生意。

What are the challenges? 
遇到過哪些挑戰嗎?

The challenges are mainly come from the following issues:

  1. The uncertainty and often changing laws and regulations;
  2. Low educational level and working attitude of labour; 
  3. Indonesian product quality is not up to international standards; and 
  4. Unstable power supply.

We will always be staying alert to the latest regulation updates and development. We have to setup the internal policies and procedures, as well as provide on-the-job training to ensure all operational activities and product quality are meeting the standards and requirements.

我認為主要有以下挑戰影響營商環境及業績: 

  1. 法規經常改變而產生不確定的營商風險;
  2. 勞動人員的教育程度偏低和做事態度也比較慢;
  3. 一般人都認為印尼產品的品質都比較差;及
  4. 電力供應不穩定。

我們需要時刻留意法規的更新和發展。我們同時也需要為企業設立內部管理制度,以確保所有員工按照公司的規定去操作,以讓所有產品都達到品質標準及要求。    

How do you see Indonesia in 5 years? 
你覺得5年內印尼會怎麼樣?

Faced with escalating global trade tension, Indonesia adopted a strategy to minimize the risks and optimize the benefits. There is recognition that the Sino-US trade war could potentially benefit the Indonesia economy, through relocation investments or expansion of factories in Indonesia away from China. 

Furthermore, Indonesia is one of the members of RCEP. It is expected to eliminate a range of tariffs on imports among member countries within 20 years. RCEP, the new free bloc, will be bigger than both the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the European Union. So, plan well now to enjoy the benefits both from China and Indonesia!

面對不斷加劇的全球貿易緊張局勢,印尼採取了使風險最小化和收益最大化的策略。唯有透過轉移投資或遷廠到印尼來避開中美貿易戰出現的貿易難題。

此外,印尼是RCEP的成員國之一。預計將在20年內取消成員國之間的一系列進口關稅。 RCEP是個新的自由貿易體系,其覆蓋範圍將大於美國-墨西哥-加拿大協定和歐盟。因此,現在就策劃好發展路線,同時享受中國和印尼為企業帶來的經濟好處!

Reference: 
Mr. Benson Chang 張新彬先生 
Lion Consulting Limited 名策專業商務有限公司 
Tel: +852 3749 3948 /
WhatsApp: +852 9144 8336 / WeChat: LionCGlobal / Dr_BChang 
Email: bc@lionhk.com  
Website: www.lioncglobal.com / www.lioncpa.hk / www.lioncpa.cn