Harsono Strategic Consulting (HSC) is an independent firm providing business and related tax and customs advisory services to multinational corporations, joint ventures and domestic companies in a wide range of business sectors.
Our key professionals have long-term experience working at Big Four advisory and accounting firms and at various tax and customs offices. They also have excellent relationships with high-level government officials and are well placed in the Japanese business community.
Our technical competence, understanding of business operations, and expertise in a variety of industries allow us to provide clear and comprehensive advice on the complex taxation and related issues associated with major projects and transactions.
HSC is proud to be the advisor of choice and is committed to helping our clients meet their business objectives.
Sony has been a professional business advisor for over 30 years and is one of the leading advisors on structuring and tax issues in Indonesia. He spent most of his career working for major international accounting firms, including three years in Melbourne, Australia, before setting up his own business advisory practice. He was Chairman of a major accounting firm in Indonesia and is now Managing Partner of Harsono Strategic Consulting.
During his career Sony has gained in-depth knowledge of the commercial aspects of doing business in Indonesia including financial, accounting, regulatory and tax issues. His expertise includes corporate restructuring, transfer pricing issues, taxation on cross-border transactions, and project formation and planning. He specializes in servicing major Japanese, US and European corporations.
Sony has extensive knowledge of business structuring and taxation issues in a number of industries, in particular upstream oil and gas, as well as mining and energy.
His positions include:
Chair of Financing, Infrastructure and Logistics Working Group, National Committee for the Economy and Industry (KEIN) of the Republic of Indonesia
Member of the Board of Advisors to the United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO)
Independent Commissioner PT Harum Energy Tbk (an energy company listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange)
Former Independent Commissioner PT Tokio Marine Indonesia, a subsidiary of Tokio Marine, Japan
Advisor to significant infrastructure projects including Jakarta MRT, various power projects (IPP companies), Jakarta Port Expansion Project and the world's largest geothermal power plant (in Sumatra)
Dwi Ary is the partner in charge of the firm's transfer pricing practice and the Japan practice. She has over 25 years' experience working in the tax practice of major accounting and advisory firms. Her expertise covers a broad range of issues including transfer pricing, compliance, cross border and merger taxation, and tax planning. She has extensive experience providing a full range of tax and related services to domestic and multinational clients. Dwi Ary's special expertise is managing challenging tax disputes.
Dwi Ary graduated with a degree in Fiscal Administration from the University of Indonesia. She has been a presenter at a number of domestic and international tax seminars, as well as a contributor to IBFD publications. She is also licensed as a legal representative at the Tax Court.
Julius has over 20 years' experience working in tax. He provides tax consulting and compliance services to multinational and domestic companies in a variety of industry sectors including finance, construction, plantations, power and mining. He has in-depth knowledge of the full range of Indonesian tax issues including transfer pricing and mergers and acquisitions. He also has extensive experience in tax planning and restructuring, project structuring and due diligence.
Julius has advised on a number of important infrastructure development projects in Indonesia, including several major power projects, the world's largest geothermal project (in Sumatra) and the Jakarta Port Expansion Project.
Julius has a degree in Accounting from Tarumanagara University and practiced as an auditor for five years before joining the tax practice of a major accounting firm.
Suhartono has over 25 years' experience working in the tax practice of major accounting and advisory firms. He provides tax consulting and compliance services to multinational and domestic companies in a variety of industry sectors including construction, independent power producers (IPP), manufacturing and trading. His expertise covers a broad range of issues including transfer pricing, tax compliance, cross border taxation, and mergers and acquisitions. He specializes in dispute resolution and has extensive experience at the Tax Court. He is also the lead coordinator for the firm's customs and excise practice.
Suhartono has a degree in Economics. He has presented at a number of tax seminars and is licensed as a legal representative at the Tax Court.
Edward Lee was the longest serving Singapore Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, representing his country from 1994 to 2006, spanning five Presidents, from President Soeharto to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, he had two previous diplomatic postings in Jakarta: 1974-77 and 1980-82. As a diplomat, he has served a total of 18 years in Jakarta and has witnessed, at first hand, the development of Indonesia since the 1970s. For his exemplary work in fostering strong and close relations between Singapore and Indonesia, the Indonesian Government, in 2007, conferred on him its highest civilian award, the Bintang Jasa Utama. Since his retirement from the diplomatic service in 2006, he has continued to live and work in Jakarta.
Ambassador Lee also served with distinction as Ambassador to the Philippines from 1990 to 1993, and as High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalem from 1984 to 1990. In 1993, the Philippines Government decorated him with the rank of Datu (Grand Cross) of the Order of Sikatuna. The Singapore Government has honored him with several accolades, including the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1998, the Long Service Medal in 1997, and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2006. Ambassador Lee has vast experience in the corporate world as well. He is a Director of several public-listed companies in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, including Keppel Land Limited, Indofood Agri Resources Ltd, and Exalt Resources Ltd.
Ambassador Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Singapore and a Master of Arts Degree from Cornell University, and is a member of the President's Advancement Advisory Council at the National University of Singapore.
Harry has 20 year's banking experience and has held the position of CEO of a major multinational and one of the largest telecommunications operators in Indonesia.
Harry has extensive knowledge of the telecommunications business, IT/technology infrastructure, and banking and finance. His skills include risk management, project financing, restructuring, global and local capital market operations, good corporate governance, and business start-up and strategy.
Harry currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of US-based Powerstorm Energy Storage Solutions Corporation and is an Independent Commissioner of PT Zurich Topas Life Indonesia. In 2012, Harry served as the Chairman of ATSI (Cellular Telecommunications Services Association of Indonesia) and was a finalist for the CNBC 11th Asian Business Leaders Award.
Harry has an engineering degree from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and a Master of Science degree from Ohio State University, USA. He also has a ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) certificate from the Singapore College of Insurance and an Investment Manager Certificate from the Indonesian Capital Market Institute.
Richard has been a tax consultant for more than 15 years with experience at major accounting and advisory firms. He provides tax consulting and compliance services to multinational and domestic companies in a variety of industry sectors including telecommunications, finance, construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, power and mining. He has in-depth knowledge of the full range of Indonesian tax issues including special tax regimes. In addition to providing general tax advice, Richard assists with mergers, tax disputes and due diligence reviews.
Richard holds a degree in Accounting from Atma Jaya Catholic University. He also has Tax Consultant Certification and is licensed as a legal representative at the Tax Court.
Budi has worked for major accounting and advisory firms for more than 15 years providing financial advisory services, focusing on corporate finance, market/commercial due diligence, industry analysis and feasibility studies. He also provides advice on project structuring and restructuring.
During his career, Budi has been directly involved in various transaction services, corporate recovery and corporate finance projects (valuations and M&A). He also has extensive experience in performing research and studies in relation to market entry strategy and market due diligence for a variety of industry sectors.
Budi holds two Masters degrees, one in Commerce (specializing in Information Technology) from Curtin University of Technology, Australia, and another in Business Administration from Bina Nusantara University. He also studied Library and Information Science at the University of Indonesia.
Roedy has more than 25 years' experience as a tax professional. He advises domestic and multinational companies as well as state-owned enterprises in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing and plantations. His expertise is in handling tax audit and dispute cases, tax planning and due diligence reviews.
Roedy holds a degree in Accounting from Airlangga University, a Diploma of Taxation from the Ministry of Finance, and a Master of Science in Policy Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also has Tax Consultant Certification and is licensed as a legal representative at the Tax Court.
Asai has a degree in Economics from Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and qualified as a CPA in 2012. He ran his family business in Japan for over 20 years before moving to Jakarta in 2013.
Asai is familiar with the Indonesian business environment and has accumulated extensive knowledge of its laws and regulations. He advises many of the leading Japanese companies in Indonesia on a variety of issues. He provides advice on general taxation issues, tax audits and disputes, structuring of companies and transactions, transfer pricing and also provides general advice on doing business in Indonesia.
Terri has been a consultant providing tax and business advisory services to a wide range of multinational and domestic companies in a variety of industry sectors for more than 15 years. Her experience includes advising companies concerning the Indonesian regulatory environment, structuring options for companies seeking to establish a presence in Indonesia and licensing requirements for companies in a variety of industries. She is also in charge of the firm's publications.
Terri is originally from the United States and has lived in Indonesia since 1991. She graduated from Northwestern University School of Law, is a licensed member of the California State Bar, and has a B.A. from Barnard College. In Indonesia, she has worked for major accounting and advisory firms. She has also practiced law with several prominent law firms in California and Indonesia.
Ananda Pulungan has over 30 years of banking experience at Bank Indonesia where he was a Director and head of various offices. He also served as an economist in the bank's London office covering Europe and Africa. He has extensive experience in international trade and foreign loan policy and regulations.
During his career Ananda has gained in-depth knowledge of the banking and finance industry, including policy making, good governance, banking and financial regulations and economic issues. His expertise includes managing foreign loans, creating policies, structuring Indonesia's international trade finance, compliance reporting for financial institutions and corporations, financing policy for small and medium enterprises, supervision of financial institutions, and monetary policy. He has also conducted research on export-financing schemes and the possibility of establishing the Indonesia Export Credit Agency.
Ananda has a Law degree from North Sumatra University and a Master of Business Administration from Brunel University, London.