Meet our team


James Castle

Founder of CastleAsia

In over 40 years of work in Southeast Asia, Mr. Castle has advised in the establishment of numerous foreign direct investment projects. He has acted as a consultant to many of the world’s largest corporations as well as many of Indonesia’s and Southeast Asia’s largest business groups. In addition to his experience with…


Calvin Ray

Technical Advisor

Passionate in business, politics and Indonesia, Calvin joined CastleAsia in 2017 after having worked in Indonesia for several years. Prior to moving to Indonesia, Calvin worked for the Indiana State Senate’s communications team during its 119th legislative session. Fluent in English and Indonesian, Calvin currently chairs the Young Professional Committee at the…

Sugianto Tandraa

Sugianto Tandra

Senior Analyst

Sugianto has a keen interest in public affairs in Indonesia. As Senior Analyst, he follows and writes analyses of current public policy issues for CastleAsia’s reports. He has over a decade of experience in journalism, working as an English-language correspondent for various Jakarta-based foreign media outlets and over a decade more in civic activism, working on training university-level youths in individual…

Advisory Board

The members of the Indonesia Country Program Advisory Board are all experts in their field, with many years of experience in Indonesia as Directors of multinational companies. Their expertise is in Oil & Gas, Mining, Telecommunication, FMCG and Finance.


Umar Juoro

Independent Commisioner, HSBC

Umar Juoro is currently an Independent Commissioner at HSBC Indonesia. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Habibie Center and Asia Competitiveness Institute, LKY School of…


Noke Kiroyan

Chairman & Chief Consultant, Kiroyan Partners

Noke Kiroyan is the founder of Kiroyan Partners, a corporate communications and public affairs consulting firm that has assisted numerous companies, mostly multinationals…


Eugene K. Galbraith

Director Protelindo

Gene has nearly forty years working experience in Indonesia and Hong Kong .  At present, he is a Director of the largest independent telecommunications tower company in Indonesia, Protelindo, as well as…


Chris Newton

Executive Chairman, Tap Oil Limited

In his 36 year career in oil and gas, Chris has covered the spectrum of the industry – from exploration, development, production and petroleum economics to strategic planning, business development…


A.A. "Tonny" Pranatadjaja

Director PT Protocol One

A.A. Pranatadjaja, or Tonny as he is usually called, has held various positions at PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk for 34 years where he was in charge of manufacturing, personnel, external relations and…


Andy Cobham

Independent Consultant

Andy Cobham has more than 45 years working experience in the field of Telecommunication and IT  both in the Public & Private Sector. He has lived and worked in Indonesia for the past 30 years in…