New leadership for Indonesian freight forwarders

On March 2 and 3, 2009 the Indonesia Freight Forwarder Association (INFA) held its 4th National Congress, an event which is conducted every 5 years. The congress was opened by Indonesian Vice President, His Excellency H.M. Jusuf Kalla and attended by representatives from 19 provinces representing the air and sea freight forwarders nation wide. More […]


On March 2 and 3, 2009 the Indonesia Freight Forwarder Association (INFA) held its 4th National Congress, an event which is conducted every 5 years. The congress was opened by Indonesian Vice President, His Excellency H.M. Jusuf Kalla and attended by representatives from 19 provinces representing the air and sea freight forwarders nation wide. More than 320 of Infa’s 2,700 active members attended the congress. Among the orders of business the association has changed its name to become Gabungan Forwarder, Penyedia Jasa Logistik dan Expedisi Seluruh Indonesia, of which the English translation is: Indonesia Forwarders and Logistics Service Providers Association. But the association will still maintain thesame acronyms of GAFEKSI/INFA.

The congress has also elected and endorsed a new set of ‘younger’ leaders to drive the association forward over the next five-year term. These include:

Iskandar Zulkarnain, President (supported four vice presidents);

Arman Yahya, Vice President responsible for international affairs, air and ocean;

Herry Susanto, Vice President responsible for the Customs and sea ports affairs;

Mahendra Riyanto, responsible for logistics and information technology; Yukki N. Hanafi, responsible for the internal organisation structure and membership.

Each of the vice presidents will form their own team who will then meet on a regular basis to meet the goals outlined by members attending the congress, as the Association moves along with the ever changing freight and logistics businesses.