Matthieu Lavoine is the new president of Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France in Indonesia. After graduating from HEC, he set up an energy trading company and then worked as a consultant. In 2012, he joined the Louis Dreyfus Armateur (LDA) group, a French group specializing in shipping and logistics. In 2014 he became the CEO of Sinarmas LDA Maritime (SLM), LDA’s Indonesian joint venture with the Sinarmas group.
Conseillers du commerce extérieur de la France (CCE) are volunteers, consisting of business leaders or international experts. They are chosen for their skills and their experience in the service of the development of the French economic presence in the world. They are appointed by decree of the Prime Minister. According to CCE the economic outlook for 2022 for Indonesia is rather good as the rise in commodity prices directly benefits the country’s finances. Growth forecasts have been revised slightly downwards for 2022, at 5.2%. The problem lies rather in an inflation of food products and the cost of energy. The Indonesian government has already put in place some measures to help the poorest.