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Deputy Managing Director

Ahmad Syarif

Ahmad Syarif

Syarif is a seasoned advisor to leading global companies operating in Indonesia’s most complex sectors. As deputy managing director, he leads teams in crafting and implementing winning strategies for businesses seeking to enter the Indonesian market and mitigate commercial and reputational risks. 

The comprehensive network of policymakers and sector specialists Syarif has cultivated provides him with unparalleled insights that he translates into effective solutions for executives facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This includes helping clients shape favorable policies, obtain crucial permits and licenses and secure lasting partnerships. Syarif’s ability to build consensus between government and private sector stakeholders with varying interests is one of his key strengths. 

Syarif is a recognized expert and public commentator on the policy and political dimensions of energy, infrastructure, natural resources and sustainability in Indonesia. His insights are highly sought-after and he contributes to major forums and international publications. 

Before joining BGA, Syarif honed his skills as a government affairs specialist at several Indonesian and international advisory firms. He helped businesses manage crises and grassroots campaigns during his five-year tenure at Jakarta-based MediaComm. 

Syarif holds a bachelor’s degree from Padjadjaran University and a master’s degree from the University of Birmingham. He has received further professional and academic training at the National University of Singapore, Northwestern University, SOAS University of London and Leiden University. His analysis is regularly featured in reputable academic blogs. 

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