New Franchisee Joins BNI Indonesia

 On October 28, 2022 Indonesia became part of BNI. We welcome new National Directors Grace Hakim, Setio Priyono, and Eddy Surgiri. BNI Global, Inc. Head of Global Development George Barlow was pleased to welcome the newest National Directors. “I am thrilled to welcome our new Master Franchisees and friends to the BNI family. They have a reputation for excellent leadership and a passion for helping others.”

Grace has been involved with BNI since 2018 where she has been a Member of the Pioneer Chapter, a Member of the Grow Chapter, and a Launch Director Consultant. She has an impressive background in leadership, negotiation, marketing, and communication, with a bachelor’s degree in international trade.

Setio was also a Member of the Pioneer Chapter, starting in 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration. His core skills are in accounting and finance, strategic management, auditing, and public relations.

Eddy holds a degree in architecture and is fluent in four languages. His skills include communication, ideation, problem solving, and critical thinking.

In a testimonial Grace, Setio, and Eddy said, “The three of us were inspired to build BNI chapters so that we can use BNI as a vehicle to help more SMEs in Indonesia. It was then that we decided this is the right momentum to be the National Directors of BNI Indonesia.”

Indonesia has already successfully built three chapters. The BNI Core Value of “Building Relationships” has shown through with the success of their chapters. The Members have contacts both locally and internationally. Those contacts occurred with the passing of referrals among numerous businesses. Grace, Setio, and Eddy are excited for their Members to continue to succeed.

BNI looks forward to the many successes awaiting BNI Indonesia.

About BNI

Supporting hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and business professionals around the globe, BNI is the world’s largest referral networking organization. With options for In-person, Online, and Hybrid Meetings, BNI Members grow their businesses in Chapters that fit their preferred networking style. To learn more, visit bni.com.


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New Franchisee Joins BNI Oman

BNI is pleased to announce a new franchise owner in Oman. We are excited to welcome Mr. Saleem Althaf to the BNI family. Mr. Althaf has a Master’s degree in computer applications from the Indira Gandhi National Open University, India. He is a technologist by profession and an entrepreneur at heart. Currently, he is the Director of Technology Solutions at Intelsyn, Oman, helping customers modernize their business by embracing futuristic technologies and starting their journey with Open-Source Software & Cloud adoption. He comes to BNI with the understanding and the ability to help entrepreneurs scale their businesses, and he has shown a great amount of interest in bringing others together.

Oman is an economically growth-oriented country, and lies at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, making it a strong hub for business. The country is increasingly investing in developing new business opportunities and BNI will be a great addition to Omani business community.

“In the last few months in my experience in acquiring BNI franchise business for Oman, I have been learning the art of living personally as well as professionally. BNI rejuvenates businesses using globally proven practices developed by the beautiful minds. It helps to discover the hidden talents of each individual and optimize to deliver the best possible business outcome.,” said Saleem Althaf. “I would strongly recommend BNI, to explore endless possibilities and a world of opportunities to grow your business.” 

BNI’s Director and Head of Global Franchise Development, George Barlow, is pleased to welcome Saleem as their newest Franchise Owner for Oman. “I am extremely happy to welcome our friend to the BNI Family.  Saleem shares in our philosophy of Givers Gain® being willing to give first, before you expect to gain.”

About BNI

Supporting hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and business professionals around the globe, BNI is the world’s largest referral networking organization. With options for In-person, Online, and Hybrid Meetings, BNI Members grow their businesses in Chapters that fit their preferred networking style. To learn more, visit bni.com.


This advertisement does not constitute an offer. In order to make an offer, you must receive a registered Franchise Disclosure Document. This advertisement does not apply to the following U.S. states: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. This advertisement does not apply to countries with franchise registration laws.