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WMG welcomes guests from the Indonesian government

Picture shows Professor Robin Clark and Dr Kogi Balakrishnan with guests from the Indonesian government

It was a pleasure to welcome Rachmat Kaimuddin, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transportation of the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment Republic of Indonesia; and HE Dr Desra Percaya, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the UK; to WMG at the University of Warwick on Monday (24th June).

Rachmat Kaimuddin and HE Dr Desra Percaya, were invited by Professor Robin Clark, Dean of WMG; and Dr Kogila Balakrishnan, Director of Client and Business Development (Southeast Asia).

 The adoption and transition to transport electrification has become high on the agenda in Indonesia, and the guests were particularly interested to hear more about WMG’s work in entrepreneurship and innovation as well as it’s Clean Transport Accelerator programme and electrification research projects.

 The visitors also had the opportunity to meet with Dita Amry, MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship Deputy Course Director; James Black, Principal Engineer on the Clean Transport Accelerator programme; and Simon Webb, Chief Technology Officer. 

After the meeting, the guests were given a guided tour of the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) and the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) where they chatted to researchers and engineers tackling real-life industry problems. 

Dr Kogila Balakrishnan, WMG’s Director of Client and Business Development (Southeast Asia) said: "We were honoured to host Deputy Coordinating Minister Rachmat Kaimuddin and Ambassador Dr. Desra Percaya. Their visit underscores the growing importance of transport electrification in Indonesia and highlights the potential for collaborative innovation between our institutions. We are excited about the possibilities this partnership holds for advancing clean transport technologies and entrepreneurship."  

Deputy Coordinating Minister, Rachmat Kaimuddin felt that the session was informative and helpful in providing a comprehensive understanding of WMG.

He said: “We’re looking forward to fostering friendship going forward and seeing how we can best collaborate.” In closing, Ambassador Desra also shared a similar expectation for concrete cooperation with WMG and relevant stakeholders to support energy transition efforts in Indonesia.

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Thu 27 Jun 2024, 12:40 | Tags: Transport Electrification VIP Visits