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.
Harvey Goldstein, Indonesia business executive, was a PhD Candidate of the State University of New York in Operations Research completing all requirements except thesis in 1967. An expert on business relations in Southeast Asia, Harvey Goldstein maintains membership in several notable organizations in Indonesia and other areas. He served as chairman for the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC).
APCAC, a longtime proponent of international free trading that formed in 1968, is a group that addresses the needs of more than 22,000 business professionals and 6,000 organizations. Every year the members of APCAC, hailing from 19 distinct American Chambers of Commerce regions, account for $160 billion worth of trade and $30 billion in investments. Under the leadership of the council’s chairman, APCAC meets twice a year to address issues of major concern to the countries’ business communities. It officiates an APCAC stance on those issues and develops and executes successful strategies for dealing with them.
Harvey Goldstein currently serves as president and director of PT Harvest International Indonesia. In addition, he leads Business-Link Consultancy PTE Ltd., an investment consulting firm in Singapore. Throughout his lengthy career in Indonesia, Harvey Goldstein has supported various professional organizations. One such group is the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Created in 1950 to help young business leaders grow through the exchange of ideas and education, the YPO currently has 21,000 members in 125 countries. Members must be under 45 years old and hold the title of CEO, president, chairman, managing director, or similar leadership status. To be considered for membership, the applicant’s company must meet minimum size and net-worth requirements.
Each year, the organization hosts a networking event called the YPO Global Leadership Summit, where more than 2,300 members and guests from 80 countries gather to discuss current issues that are influencing CEOs. The combination of world-class information and powerful networking opportunities makes the event, and the YPO, a valuable resource for business leaders.
A long-time proponent of development in the Asia-Pacific region, Harvey Goldstein is the founder and chairman of Harvest International Inc. As the principal of a significant foreign investment consultancy firm, Mr. Goldstein has maintained a consistent focus on facilitating private business development that provides sound economic growth and employment opportunities throughout the region. Active in the Asian business community for over four decades, Harvey Goldstein also serves in the capacity of managing director of Business-Link Consultancy PTE, LTD, in Singapore.
A respected executive, Harvey Goldstein holds numerous board memberships. These include serving as an executive member of the Board of the Indonesian Executive Circle, member of the Nomination Committee of the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship, and director of the Friends of Jakarta International School Foundation, Inc. Additionally, he is the vice chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Pacific Basin Economic Council Committee and a Country Adviser with the ASEAN Center for Technology Exchange.