JAKARTA, INDONESIA, July 01, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Yozua Makes, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Makes celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 30 years of experience in transnational mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Makes has been the founding and senior partner of Makes & Partners since 1993. Also holding considerable expertise in capital markets, corporate finance, project finance, foreign investments and other complex cross-border commercial transactions, he has a client portfolio comprising some of the most prominent corporations and business groups in Indonesia. Dr. Makes has notably acted on behalf of PT Bentoel Internasional Invcstama Tbk. and Kohlbcrg Kravis Roberts (KKR) as well as the Indonesian government, among other contributions to his field.
Alongside this work, Dr. Makes has held a number of academic roles, including as faculty at the University of Indonesia since 2012 and as associate professor at Pelita Harapan University since 2009. Furthermore, he is the founder and chief executive officer of Plataran Indonesia in Jakarta, positions he has held since 2009 as well. Through this company, he owns and operates a number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and other venues throughout Indonesia. Earlier in his career, Dr. Makes was a partner at the Kartini, Muljadi & Rekan Law Firm from 1991 to 1993 and the head of corporate finance at the Lubis, Hadiputranto, Ganie, Surowidjojo Law Firm from 1987 to 1990.
Prior to embarking on his career, Dr. Makes first earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Indonesia in 1984. He then traveled to the United States to study at the University of California Berkeley, completing a Master of Laws in 1987. Subsequently studying with the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines, he earned a master's degree in management in 1991 before going on to complete the advanced management program at the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2006. Returning to the University of Indonesia, Dr. Makes concluded his studies with a Doctor of Philosophy in law in 2015.
Dr. Makes is also an accomplished author in his field and notably served as a panel member and co-author for the Mergers and Acquisitions Review from 2008 to 2016. With his works included in such publications as the Indonesian Capital Market Review, the Journal of Law and Capital Market, the East Asia Law Review and the Pelita Harapan University Law Review, he presented the paper “Global Financial Crisis: Challenges for Securities Laws and Legal Education on Securities Law in Indonesia” in his inauguration speech as an associate professor at Pelita Harapan University. Dr. Makes has given further speeches and lectures for a number of other institutions including, the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia, the University of South Carolina, the Capital Market Legal Consultants Association, the Indonesia Securities Companies Association and the Jakarta Lawyers Institute.
In order to keep abreast of developments in his field, Dr. Makes maintains professional affiliation with a number of organizations. Recently serving as a member of the board of experts for the Association of Indonesian Publicly Listed Companies from 2014 to 2017, he was appointed to the Indonesian National Committee on Corporate Governance by the coordinating minister of state for economics, finance and industry in 2000. A registered capital market lawyer with the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia, he is further affiliated with the Indonesian Receiver and Administrator Association, the steering committee for the Indonesia Stock Exchange, and President University, among others. In 2016, Dr. Makes was the chair of the World Vision Academy as well.
Recognized for his achievements by Asian Legal Business on numerous occasions, both Dr. Makes and his firm have received countless honors and accolades over the years. Named the Most Commended External Council in South East Asia in 2017, he has been consistently listed as an Asia Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Global and IFLR1000, as well as a Recommended Corporate Transaction Lawyer by Global Counsel 3000. His resort, Plataran L'Harmonie, has also received several awards, including being named the Luxury Forest Resort in Indonesia by the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2018 and as a Top 100 Sustainable Destination by Green Destinations in 2016 and 2017. Makes & Partners is a widely celebrated law firm that has been named Indonesia Capital Law Firm of the Year and Corporate Law Firm of the Year, among other accolades.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Makes has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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