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How We Can Help You
We bring an understanding of Australian and Indonesian business cultures, helping to meet the needs of both Australian businesses entering the Indonesian market and Indonesian businesses looking at expanding into Australia. Our team consists of Australian and Indonesian business and international trade experts, based in both countries and lead by managing director, consultant and global business expert Astrid Vasile. Our business services are custom-tailored to meet your specific needs.
About Astrid Vasile | Managing Director | Lead Consultant
Born in Bandung, East Java in 1961, Astrid is a woman who emerged from humble beginnings to do great things. She studied in Indonesia where she then graduated, consequently earning a well-earned MBA degree in economics with her celebrated thesis Sustainable Entrepreneurship. She had her start as a budding entrepreneur in Indonesia, and she is currently a registered builder in Australia.
Astrid holds the title of Managing Director for Vazari Pty Ltd; a Perth-based construction company with an exceptional reputation for building superb quality residential homes and commercial buildings. They pride themselves on their high-quality developments, and have built hundreds of houses and commercial buildings over the past two decades. As managing director of this well-reputed Western Australian construction company, she endeavours to maintain a high level of excellence as they supply Western Australia with modern contemporary buildings, priding themselves as both a commercial builder and residential builder.
Astrid is the Executive Chair, mentor and speaker to the Australian Indonesian Businesswomen’s Network. This organisation is a non-profit entity that seeks to bring together and empower women in the work force and like minded professionals, both businesswomen working in the Indonesian industry and the Australian industry, striving to expedite services between the two countries and strengthen the ties between Australia and Indonesia. With Astrid’s support, the Australian Indonesian Businesswomen’s Network endeavour to be resilient advocates and activists who seek to:
- build and foster entrepreneurial bonds
- promote and encourage women to take greater and more active roles in the economy
- and endorse a mutual two-sided Australian-Indonesian relationship in an effort to facilitate economic benefits.
As somewhat of a feminist advocate, the organisation seeks to, as its mission, to increase female participation in the economic world and raise awareness for them in international trade.
Astrid serves as the Secretary General of the Indonesian Diaspora Business Council (IDBC). The IDBC is a non-profit organisation that fosters the continued growth, education, and economic prospects of Indonesian diaspora through business relationships. It aims to:
- help and connect the Indonesian diaspora in establishing and growing their careers, businesses, and entrepreneurial pursuits
- promote and propel economic growth in Indonesia by opening doors to businesses and professional opportunities for Indonesian Diaspora
- to bridge and leverage the businesses of the Indonesian Diaspora with businesses in Indonesia
Astrid is a proud distinguished associate adjudicator member, for the Institute of Arbitrators an Mediators Australia (IAMA) which provides services in areas such as; mediation, adjudication conciliation and dispute resolution.
She is also one of the most active committee members of WinBac (Women in Building and Construction), a subsidiary of the Master Builders Association. Not only is she a committee member but also an active mentor and speaker to emerging and rising women in the construction industry.
Astrid is a well-regarded registered builder and business figure in Western Australia, and she has been given accolades and awards, such as being the 2009 Winner – Business Partner of the Year by Housing Industry Association (HIA) and National Australia Bank as well as being a 2010 Finalist at the National Australian Awards Business Partner of the Year by CSR-Housing Industry Associations.
In the virtually completely male dominated Australian construction industry, amidst approximately 10,000 men; Astrid is remarkable as one of only a mere dozen qualified registered women builders, and in Australia she is the only female Indonesian registered builder (Reg. No. 13046).
She is a well-regarded self-made extremely successful businesswoman, has a wealth of business knowledge, construction knowledge, trade knowledge, and contacts in both the Australian and Indonesian space.