Mark Winkel

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Mark has spent his entire career in communications and has worked in Indonesia since 1992. Mostly involved in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement and reputation management, Mark helps companies and organizations tell their stories.

Some of his signature projects include a listing on the NYSE, the re-organization of Pertamina’s corporate communications, the @america public diplomacy center, the BalinaleX film industry forum, and the master plan for the Indonesia Pavilions at the Astana World Expo in Kazakhstan and the Expo 2020 Dubai. Mark has also coached digital start-ups in Indonesia for Plug and Play and digital and film start-ups for BEKRAF (the government body overseeing the creative economy).


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He is a graduate of Haverford, the oldest Quaker college in the U.S., with a B.A. in Political Science, and the International School of Geneva, where his basketball team won the Swiss National Championship. In addition to Bahasa Indonesia, he also speaks French and German and other languages from a decade in Asia.

Mark has been elected twice to the Board of Governors of AmCham. He is a trained barista (who sometimes pulls shots at Rul’s Coffee Gallery, a 1930s-style café), a former climber of volcanos and now an avid road cyclist across the archipelago.