Friday, February 3, 2017
Governor, AmCham Indonesia
Shanti Shamdasani is known for her in-depth expertise on ASEAN matters with focus on international trade and political analysis. Her vision on ASEAN started in 2005 where she tirelessly brings the ASEAN debate at various local and international stages Ms. Shamdasani served with the office of the President of Indonesia, H. E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on ASEAN matters as Advisor reporting directly to the President’s immediate team; working closely with various Ministers to drive a strategic debate on trade negotiations with India, China, Australia and New Zealand.
Her current role at DHL continue to reflect her passion and long term vision on policy, legal, trade and political framework in the region; she is the President of ASEAN International Advocacy (She founded ASEAN International Advocacy in 2005) and sits at the Boards of several Associations as Governors, Advisors, Chairwoman and Commissioners.
During her recent 4 years; Ms. Shamdasani fed her insatiable interest in international diplomacy in emerging markets and furthered it into the ASEAN directives. She continues to engage with thought leaders and high ranking decision makers on policy front. Her strength includes shaping policies and few of her wins are the country level and ASEAN banking & tax regulations, the halal law, inceptions of the Presidential Decree on foreign movement of skilled labors, and various others.
Ms. Shamdasani spent close to 18 years of her professional life in executive management roles (in Corporate/ Government/ Policy/ Industry/ Public Affairs) with Fortune 500 multinational companies mostly in healthcare sector, including 10 years with Pfizer Indonesia & India, and 3 years with Monsanto holding ASEAN regional responsibilities. She also worked for the US-ASEAN Business Council as Country Manager for Indonesia & catered to companies such as GE, ExxonMobil, Freeport, Caterpillar, Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Syngenta, Fedex, and HP on policy & business development matters. Ms. Shamdasani is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Law degree at the University of UPH in Indonesia; she is a regular speaker at local and international forums and is an expert consultant at Forbes magazine on healthcare issues.
Shanti has worked in India, US, China, Singapore and Indonesia.