Now serving as chairman of Harvest International in Indonesia, executive Harvey Goldstein has been an influential presence in Southeast Asia for several decades. Also serving as director of the Singapore based, Business-Link Consultancy, Harvey Goldstein is well-versed in the subject of direct foreign investments (FDIs) in Asia.
An FDI occurs when a company or other entity invests in a company based in another country. The best FDIs tend to be those made in companies with good growth prospects and well-trained employees.
The investment itself can be made in several ways, including through establishment of a subsidiary in a foreign country by obtaining the company’s shares and transactions that take the form of joint ventures. In order to transact business, the investor must hold a minimum of 10 percent of the company’s ordinary stock.
A good example of an FDI might entail one business setting up a joint venture in order to develop and extract minerals in another country. Or, a company from one country might assume a majority stake in another business overseas. An FDI allows a host economy the opportunity to present its products in the international marketplace.
A key representative and expert in promoting economic growth in ASEAN, and in Indonesia in particular, Senior Executive, Harvey Goldstein has served as a consultant to Fortune 100 companies interested in investing in the Asian marketplace. Harvey Goldstein has also consulted for companies seeking investments in other developing areas of the world.
One of the benefits of investing in foreign businesses is their potential for growth, as well as their current status as moneymakers. In either instance, Indonesia is a viable candidate. The area offers some of the most attractive opportunities for business investors globally. Statistics show that in 2011 and 2012 the country’s economy took a pronounced jump, and growth is expected to continue.
One area that has grown steadily in this respect is air travel. According to one recent article, budget carriers are an especially popular means of air travel in Asia. Rising wages in the country and the development of new business have opened a need for Indonesian-based budget air companies. One Indonesian carrier, Citlink, expects to grow by about 80 new aircraft per year as it continues to develop and grow.
Since 1987, Harvey Goldstein has served as chairman of Indonesia-based Harvest International, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing financial and consulting assistance to domestic and foreign entrepreneurs. Over the course of his career, Harvey Goldstein has served on numerous boards in several roles, including president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia.
Harvey Goldstein, the president and managing director of Business-Link Consultancy PTE LTD, has served in Indonesia, Singapore and other ASEAN countries for more than 46 years. Some of his contributions include serving as director and executive vice president of Resource Management International, Inc., an American company focused on high-level technology and management training in Asian countries, and co-founding Manchester Group, Ltd., a company that helps businesses grow in Indonesia and elsewhere in Asia. A philanthropist, Harvey Goldstein supports Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
Aimed at youth in grades K-12, the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) nurtures the minds and talents of advanced students. CTY functions as a component of John Hopkins University and aims to help realize the institution’s ultimate goal of grooming students to contribute in their chosen fields. One of the most successful initiatives offered through CTY is the block of Family Academic Programs. Program coordinators offer a range of programs to appeal to children of various ages, and all programs introduce children to subjects they might want to pursue when they enroll in higher education. The Creative Connection Series, for example, targets grades 2-4 and offers hands-on activities with visits to farms and forests. For grades 7-12, CTY provides the Science and Technology Series. Participants sit in on lectures by scientists, engage in hands-on workshops, and visit sites like the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Harvey Goldstein, a business leader in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, serves as the managing director for Business-Link Consultancy PTE LTD in Singapore. He offers 46 years of experience in Southeast Asia, including time with PT Resources Management Indonesia, PT Harvest International Indonesia, and Resources Management International, Inc. As an Indonesian business expert, Harvey Goldstein has also served in a number of educational positi
As head of Harvest International Inc. since 1987, Harvey Goldstein leads a consultancy committed to ensuring the success of multinationals with investment interests throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Harvey Goldstein and his team’s range of services span a diversity of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, mining, telecommunications, and agribusiness.
In the oil and gas sphere, Harvest International has played an integral role in acquiring government approvals for permits and licenses that enable companies such as EXXON Corporation to operate in Indonesia. The firm has also worked with a number of firms in the high technology sector, including Raytheon Company and AlliedSignal. Harvest International has successfully completed complex projects that include strategic marketing and implementation consulting on advanced satellite communications systems. The company additionally enabled a client to achieve a significant contract for its remote-sensing satellite ground system. Harvest International has engaged with a number of major consumer products corporations, including Pepsi-Cola International Limited, Borden, and Mars South Asia. The firm has undertaken in-depth market feasibility studies and secured necessary new-product importation approvals to enable retailers to enter diverse markets within the ASEAN region.