On Friday, 31 July 2015, members of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. visited Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics (IIEE). The meeting was facilitated by CROSS FIELDS Japan. They also accompanied Honda team during the meeting. Honda and CROSS FIELDS Japan team were welcomed by Dr. Hakimul Batih (Executive Director Ad Interim), Ade Djunainah (Public Outreach Manager), Azis Pusakantara (Program Development Manager), Nataliawati Siahaan (Research Manager), and Pudji Astuti (Human Resources and Administration Manager).
The main objective of HONDA team visit to IIEE was to learn more about Indonesia’s energy situation in upstream and downstream side. The team wants to align Honda’s business to be more contributing to the society and solving social problems given Indonesia is one of world’s largest motorcycle’s markets for Honda.
During the meeting, both sides delivered presentation. At the meeting, Representative of Honda presented the Honda’s profile and the objective of the visit. He explained that currently Honda has six regional Headquarters outside of Japan, including: Asia & Oceania; China; Europe, Middle East & Africa; North America and South America. Beside Motorcycles, Power products and Automobiles, Honda also has other Business and activity such as, Aircraft Technology, Robotics Technology, and Racing Activity. In 2014, Honda successfully sold approximately 28 million unit products which was mean one of every 250 people on the planet bought the Honda’s new product.
Meanwhile, Dr. Hakimul Batih, Executive Director Ad Interim of IIEE gave presentation about IIEE’s activities and Indonesia’s energy situation and its challenges to Honda team. Dr. Hakimul Batih explained the material which covers IIEE’s activities and experiences, Indonesian energy situation, Energy policy direction and target, Indonesian energy challenges (reserve to production ratio, oil import dependency, fossil production and export, uneven electricity access and energy subsidy). In the last presentation, Dr. Batih showed the IIEE approach in facing Indonesian energy challenges.The presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session.