Maryadi Aryo Laksmono
Head of Private Bank
Bank Niaga Private Banking
Could you provide a brief journey of how you arrived where you are today?
From 1999 to 2001, I continued my study.
From 2001 to 2004, I worked for ABN AMRO Bank Indonesia in charge of offshore product development. My responsibility was to introduce offshore products in Indonesia. During my service with ABN AMRO Bank, I was able to sell US$60 million offshore funds in Indonesia within a 5-month period.
From 2004 to present, I have been working for Bank Niaga Private Banking supervising 45 people which includes 16 private bankers, 10 in the product team, 10 in the support team and 9 in the operations team.
What does your role involve?
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Which of your products/services deliver the best results?
What are the strengths of your business?
What are the factors contributing to the success of your company?
What are the obstacles faced in running your business today?
Where do you see the Islamic finance industry, maybe in the next five years?
Name one thing you would like to see change in the world of Islamic finance?
From its modest beginnings in 1955, PT Bank Niaga has evolved into a financial institution which has achieved a position of leadership in Indonesia’s growing financial industry. It started as a single branch bank and years later, PT Niaga merged with Bank Agung, Bank Tabungan Bandung and Bank Amerta, significantly expanding its geographical coverage. In 1974, Niaga obtained its foreign exchange license, allowing it to provide international banking services. Fifteen years later, it became the fifth bank to have its shares listed in the Jakarta Stock Exchange.
Today, Niaga has a network of 55 branches spread throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Abroad, it has branches in Los Angeles and the Cayman Islands, as well as a deposit taking company in Hong Kong. Bank Niaga is also more than just a commercial bank. The bank, through its financial subsidiaries, provides a wide array of financial services, which include Life Insurance, Securities Brokerage and Underwriting, as well as Leasing and Factoring.