September 20, 2012 - Phil Hodgen


A quick note to all. After four days in Jakarta I am on my way to Mumbai. Jet lag report: in Jakarta I woke up at 2:00 am, 3:30 am, 5:00 am, and 6:30 am. Since my body clock was fully adjusted, it was time to leave. 🙂

The Citco Roundtable event went well. Jeroen and crew organized a great event, well catered and attended. I met a number of people there (hello and please keep on touch).

Nigel Hobler of KPMG in Jakarta gave the Indonesian tax side of cross-border financial transactions and I did the U.S. stuff. Hearing the Indonesian tax overview was instructive.

I will be posting the PowerPoints I used for you to download. I can’t do it at the moment because I am writing this on my phone. On the plane high above the Indian Ocean.

PS: business class in Jet Airways is very good indeed. People, cabin, food, the whole thing.

That is all for now. More from Mumbai later. I have client and other meetings and the Citco Roundtable to look forward to. Jeroen says there are a lot of people signed up for the event.

And I get a special treat.

Sunny Virmani was a computer tech in LA who worked for Beyond Management and kept our IT systems afloat years ago. He returned to school and did an MBA at USC, and is now working and living in Mumbai. We will be meeting tomorrow night, tentatively.

Can I tell you how cool it is to land in a new city and know someone?

Oh. And a special message to the Indian Consulate in San Francisco. That outfit you’ve outsourced your visa processing to? They couldn’t hit the ground with an egg if you squeezed the chicken for them.