Resurgent Indonesia – From Crisis to Confidence
The CSIS Southeast Asia Program is pleased to host a roundtable discussion with Vasuki Shastry, the Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability at Standard Chartered Bank, on his new book, Resurgent Indonesia – From Crisis to Confidence. Giving readers a unique insight into Indonesia’s journey over the past two decades, Mr. Shastry will discuss key themes from the book, with a focus on Indonesia’s recovery from the hardships of the Asian financial crisis and its transformation into a confident young democracy with a fast-growing economy.
In his work at Standard Chartered, Mr. Shastry is responsible for coordinating policies and positioning on political matters, reputational risk, and regulatory issues and oversees the Bank’s global engagement on sustainability and community investment. Previously, he worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. for 16 years, latterly as Global Head, Public Affairs. Before this, he headed the communications department of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and worked as a financial journalist for a number of publications in India, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia. Mr. Shastry serves on the board of the UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) and Asia House, a London-based think tank.
This event was made possible by general support to CSIS.