Bernardus Djonoputro

  • Beachhead Advisor, South East Asia

Bernie brings extensive business knowledge and experience in the infrastructure sector to the Beachheads team, spanning aviation and construction, energy and financial services.

Based in Jakarta, his ties with New Zealand began when he was appointed to the Beachheads team and represented Hawkins Infrastructure in Indonesia for a period.  Since then, he has drawn on his experience as a senior advisor to investors, corporations, bilateral agencies, and governments in Indonesia and the region, to help New Zealand companies succeed.

Pak Bernie is the Country Head of Deloitte Infrastructure based in Jakarta, and is heading Deloitte’s Financial Services’ Government and Public Sector group for South East Asia, and is well respected in his field. He is also the President of the Indonesian Association of Urban & Regional Planners.

Having worked on public private partnerships and major capital projects, Pak Bernie is well-placed to advise New Zealand companies on how to navigate the infrastructure, constructions, and energy sectors, as well as providing advice on business strategy for market entry. He can draw on his experience in senior positions with leading global companies including American Express Bank, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He is well aware of the opportunities and challenges of the infrastructure sector in Indonesia, and serves as a director on several infrastructure company boards.

Pak Bernie’s expertise is sought-after internationally, and he is 

a member of the Advisory Council of APEC Center for Urban Infrastructure Financing based in Melbourne, and a Fellow/Faculty at the Salzburg Global Seminar, a globalisation think tank based in Salzburg, Austria.

Early in his career, he was awarded the American Express Worldwide Best Performer Award in 1993, the chairman’s top award for performance and customer service (he remains the only Indonesian to have received the award).

Advisory areas

Business strategy, Market development, Infrastructure, Strategy development, Collaborative partnerships and Marketing

Sectors areas

Aviation, Building/Construction, Energy/Utilities, Financial Services, Government.


Pak Bernie has specific experience working across Indonesia and South East Asian countries.