Erik is currently the President Director of Telkomtelstra, a joint venture between Australian telcom Telstra and local Indonesian telco PT Telkom. He is also the Indonesia Managing Director for Telstra.
Throughout his 25+ year career, Erik has worked in all aspects of the TMT (Telecoms, Media & Technology) space, as well as at an airline. He has held positions with KPN Royal Dutch Telecom, Bakrie Telecom, VIVA and Garuda. During this time he was a member of the Investment Board of Venture Capital companies Nusantara Ventures and Nusantara Incubation. Besides his formal job, Erik is also an Honorary Advisor to the Indonesian Minister of Tourism.
Erik was a Founding Board Member of the Indonesian Advertisers Association (APPINA – Asosiasi Perusahaan Pengiklan Indonesia) as well as an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Harvard Review Indonesia Intellectual Business Community, and continues to be active as a Mentor of Indonesian start-up companies through the Founders’ Institute, Indonesian Angel Investor Club Angel-eQ, and other initiatives. He is a regular guest lecturer at universities and speaker at seminars and conferences.
He is a Dutch national, currently residing in Indonesia for the past 23 years.
Erik will be a special guest speaker at CAUSINDY’s pre-depature event in Jakarta, where he will discuss “What Australia and Indonesia can do to collaborate more in the digital economy”.