The Indonesian Trade Promotions Centre (ITPC), Lagos received Mr. Bagus Wicaksena as its new Director on February 5, 2018, and was warmly welcomed by its Media Partner, Conduit Communications Limited , Publishers of Diplomatic Watch Magazine. He succeeds Mr. Nino Wawan Setiawan, former Director of ITPC Lagos.

ITPC is a non profit government organization under the supervision of the Directorate General for National Export Development as part of a part of a global trade network abroad supervised by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, with a common goal to enhance the export of Indonesian products across the globe.


Mr. Wicaksena before his arrival in Nigeria was a Researcher of Domestic Trade Policy at the Trade Policy Analysis and Development Agency  under the Indonesian Trade Ministry.  He had also worked as the Sub Division Head for Trade Services and Trade Facilities respectively   in the same Ministry.

Bagus Wicaksena obtained his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Socio-economic from Bogor Agricultural University and master degree in Global Food and Agricultural Business from the University of Adelaide. His research interest covers trade institution and services, food safety, agricultural development and sustainability, and international trade. He has some research publications to his credit.

He has attended several workshops and seminars in Indonesia, Australia, South Korea and Netherlands.

Mr. Bagus Wicaksena, Director of ITPC and Randolf Silean, Marketing Manager of ITPC discussing with Conduit Communications Limited
Mr. Bagus Wicaksena, Director of ITPC listening attentively to Victor Gotevbe, CEO Conduit Communications Limited.
Interaction with Mr. Bagus Wicaksena, Director of ITPC and Randolf Silean with Conduit Communications Limited
Interaction with Mr. Bagus Wicaksena, Director of ITPC and Randolf Silean with Conduit Communications Limited

The new director of trade is set to strengthen some existing programmes and is willing to  introduce some fresh initiatives in a chat with the Management of Conduit Communications Limited.

L to R : Randolf Silaen, Marketing Manager of ITPC Lagos; Hajia Yinka Paramole-Shabi, Chairman, Lafaque Media International (partner with Conduit Communications); Mr. Bagus Wicaksena, Director of ITPC Lagos; Victor Gotevbe, CEO of Conduit Communications Limited/Publisher of Diplomatic Watch and Ikenna Asomba, Media Manager of Conduit Communications Limited/Editor of Diplomatic Watch Magazine, at the interactive meeting with Mr. Bagus.

He highlighted some  of ITPC 2018 Programme of activities which include the  Manufacturing & Equipment Expo (March), Indonesian Africa Forum in Bali  (April), Nigerian Young Entrepreneurs Programme, Food West Africa Expo, ASEAN Solo Exhibition, Indonesian Business Forum, Trade Expo Indonesia,  Medic West Africa Expo and  Indonesian Coffee Night .