Welcome Back, Bob
AmCham Indonesia hosts breakfast meeting with former Ambassador Robert Blake
By AmCham staff
Sunday, April 9, 2017
It seems like only yesterday that Robert Blake retired as US Ambassador to Indonesia, so it was a great pleasure for AmCham Indonesia to welcome him back for a breakfast meeting in his new role with McLarty Associates, an international strategic advisory firm based in Washington, DC.
In his first trip to back to Indonesia, Blake made time for AmCham, sharing a meal with both old friends and a healthy slice of the AmCham membership. The March 8 meeting was held for a full-house at the InterContinental Hotel, Jakarta, with a mix of businesses, from consulting and manufacturing to IT.
Blake spoke on the relationship between Indonesia and the US, and also the political and economic conditions in the US under President Donald Trump. During this meeting there was also much discussion on what the global political and economic situation will bring for businesses in 2017.
The off-the-record session gave participants a chance to hear candid insights from the former ambassador and also to get a sense of the current challenges in Washington.