Event Details

SwissCham Indonesia's Sustainability and Innovation sectoral group is delighted to present the Webinar 'Shaping the Future of Indonesia's Sustainable Agriculture through Collaborations and Technology Innovations.'

Together with subject matter experts and key stakeholders in the agriculture ecosystem we will discuss the future of sustainable agriculture in Indonesia, explore and engage in dialogue about the role of technology and innovation in developing the agriculture industry in Indonesia.

Register now and we look forward to your part in shaping the future sustainable industry in Indonesia!


10:00 - 10:05
10:05 - 10:10
Introduction to Topic of Discussion
10:10 - 10:35
Panel Discussion
10:35 - 11:10
Q&A Session
11:10 - 11:15


  • Dr. Ir. Musdhalifah Machmud, M.T. (Deputy for Food & Agribusiness at Coordination of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs)

    Dr. Ir. Musdhalifah Machmud, M.T.

    Deputy for Food & Agribusiness at Coordination of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs


    Musdhalifah Machmud was born in Ujung Pandang on September 13, 1964. She received her Bachelor's degree in Forest Management at the Bogor Agricultural Institute (1987). Then she completed her Masters degree at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) majoring in Development Studies (2003) and attended a postgraduate course at the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands in 1992, and earned a Doctor of Business Management degree, at the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) in 2020.

    In addition, she actively participates in several trainings, short courses and seminars, including: Leadership (Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance/AIPEG, 2014); EAS Workshop on bio-fuels (Ministry of Energy Bangkok, 2008); Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Meeting Management (AIPEG-IPDC-Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, 2012); and Training on Decision-Making in Natural Resources Management: Economic for The Environment (The International Agricultural Center-Wagenigen, 2004). She was awarded the Satyalancana Karya Satya XXX Year Service award in 2014 for her hard work, dedication and achievement.

    Prior to serving as Deputy for Food and Agribusiness Coordination at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs since 2020, she has held positions as Deputy for Food and Agriculture Coordination at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (2015-2020); Assistant Deputy for Plantation and Horticulture at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (2013-2015); Assistant Deputy for Plantation and Horticulture Affairs at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (2009-2013); Head of Production and Distribution of Plantations/ Acting Assistant Deputy for Plantation and Horticulture Affairs of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (2007-2009); Head of Agricultural Production at Deputy Assistant I/II/ Acting Assistant Deputy for Agriculture and Maritime Affairs at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (2006-2007); Head of Utilization of Natural Resources Forestry at Deputy Assistant 2-III of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (2003-2006); Head of Wetland Ecosystem Conservation Section at the Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry (2002-2003).

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  • Philipp Orga (Head of Swiss Economic Cooperation & Development at Embassy of Switzerland in Indonesia)

    Philipp Orga

    Head of Swiss Economic Cooperation & Development at Embassy of Switzerland in Indonesia


    Philipp Orga is the Head of Economic Cooperation and Development at the Swiss Embassy in Indonesia Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Orga served as Program Manager at the Multilateral Cooperation Division at the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Bern. Switzerland.

    Before joining the Swiss Government, Mr. Orga worked as a consultant at the Inter-American Develooment Bank IDB, as well as at the United Nations Development Program UNDP.

    He holds Master of Arts in International Affairs from the American University in Washington DO and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Geneva and SciencesPo in Paris

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  • Syahrudi (Head of Corporate Sustainable Agriculture at PT Nestlé Indonesia)


    Head of Corporate Sustainable Agriculture at PT Nestlé Indonesia


    Syahrudi's journey in the field of agriculture began in 1998 when he joined Nestle Coffee Development Programs as a Coffee Agronomist. Syahrudi journey in the field of agriculture with Nestlé began in 1998, when he joined as Coffee Agronomist in Coffee Development Programs. Armed with a passion for sustainable farming and a deep understanding of coffee cultivation, Syahrudi immersed himself in the world of coffee production, working closely with local farmers to improve their farming practices and increase coffee yields.

    After gaining valuable experience in the coffee farming area, in 2006 Syahrudi's was promoted as an expatriate to Nestlé Sri Lanka to the position of Dairy Area Manager. In this role, Syahrudi was responsible for overseeing the dairy operations, ensuring the smooth functioning of milk collection centers, and coordinating with farmers to maintain a steady supply of high-quality milk. Continued with the expatriation to Nestlé India to lead the development of a new dairy area in Nestlé India. With his knowledge of dairy management and his ability to establish strong relationships with farmers.

    In 2008, Syahrudi's career took him back to Nestlé Indonesia, where he assumed the position of Dairy Development Manager. In this role, he worked passionately to improve dairy farming practices, enhance milk quality, and improve the farmers livelihood. Through implementing innovative techniques and providing training to farmers, Syahrudi supported the creation of sustainable dairy operations in Indonesia for Nestlé as well as for farmers and cooperatives, including initiating the biogas program to help mitigate the environmental impact, improve farmer’s family health and provide a renewable energy source for domestic usage.

    Recognizing Syahrudi's exceptional skills and leadership, Nestlé promoted him to the position of Head of Milk Procurement and Dairy Development in 2013. In this influential role, he spearheaded initiatives to continuously improve dairy farming practices, promote animal welfare, and enhance the overall sustainability impact of Nestlé’s dairy supply chain.

    In 2020, Syahrudi's dedication to sustainable agriculture and his proven track record of success led to his appointment as the Head of Corporate Sustainable Agriculture, overseeing dairy, coffee, and grain sourcing. In this executive position, he played a key role in implementing and driving Nestlé’s corporate sustainability agenda, working closely with farmers, suppliers, and stakeholders to promote sustainable farming practices, reduce environmental impact, and improve the livelihoods of farmers worldwide.

    Throughout his career, Syahrudi has been a driving force in the agricultural industry, leveraging his expertise and passion to make a positive impact on the coffee and dairy sectors. His commitment to sustainable farming and his ability to forge strong partnerships have not only contributed to Nestlé’s growth and success but also to the overall advancement of the agricultural community.

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  • Kazim Hasnain Hasnain (President Director of Syngenta)

    Kazim Hasnain Hasnain

    President Director of Syngenta


    Kazim is the President Director of Syngenta Indonesia from 1 January 2022, based in Jakarta. His passion is to drive digital transformation and sustainable agriculture for small holder farmers.

    Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Syngenta Pakistan where he was responsible for bringing the best of agriculture solutions to farmers.

    His experiences include leadership roles across sales, marketing, business development and finance.

    A chartered accountant by profession, he completed his MBA from INSEAD

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  • Manfred Borer (CEO of Koltiva)

    Manfred Borer

    CEO of Koltiva


    Industry leader, Manfred Borer Co-founded PT Koltiva Indonesia in 2013 and successfully established Koltiva AG in Switzerland together with the founders. Under his direction, he spearheads the company’s growth in supporting some of the largest multinational companies in 47 countries by digitizing and verifying global supply chains to be more traceable, reliable, and sustainable. From Seed to Table. He brings forward the human-centered technology with its professional services ‘Boots on the Ground’ and empowerment method that helps more than 862,000 smallholder producers and business users to improve their livelihoods in rural areas.

    Prior to founding Koltiva, Manfred spent more than 12 years+ in his extensive career journey from software developer, project manager, until leading as Indonesia Country Director in Swisscontact (Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation).

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  • Christophe Piganiol (President Director of Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari)

    Christophe Piganiol

    President Director of Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari

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