A fresh look at Indonesia Inc.

Bank Danamon''s Sebastian Paredes talks about Indonesia post the Asian financial crisis.

In the early 19th century aristocratic Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville proved that sometimes foreigners see a country most clearly. His views of the US in Democracy in America proved to be one of the most accurate mirrors of American society - then and now.

In the de Tocqueville vein, Finance Asia sat down with Sebastian Paredes, newly appointed president director of Bank Danamon, and asked his views on Indonesia and Asia in general. After all, Paredes, 44, has had global experience.

On May 9, Parades took on the Bank Danamon roll. But he started out at Citibank Ecuador 20 years ago, and over the years has become...

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