The Sustainable Land Management Business Forum – Seeking Better Solutions to Land Degradation

  The Sustainable Land Management Business Forum was developed by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in order for corporations, NGOs and government entities to sit down together and discuss possible solutions to land degradation and for ensuring a healthier environment. This year, APRIL Group Chairman, Bey Soo Khiang attended the Forum, and presented Read more about The Sustainable Land Management Business Forum – Seeking Better Solutions to Land Degradation[…]

An Outline of Prajogo Pangestu and His Tropical-Hardwood Plywood Producing Efforts

Indonesia’s richest individuals have a significant impact on the country’s economy, as well as on the growing number of people who can gain access to jobs, healthcare and education. This is the case of Prajogo Pangestu, the man who went from running a small business to becoming one of the wealthiest men in the entire Read more about An Outline of Prajogo Pangestu and His Tropical-Hardwood Plywood Producing Efforts[…]

Imelda Tanoto and the Tanoto Foundation’s Support in Improving Educational Resources

The Tanoto Foundation has long been known to provide assistance to schools and educational facilities throughout Indonesia. Recently, however, the Foundation has taken its initiatives one step forward by inaugurating the launch of two brand new facilities at Universitas Bhayangkara Jaya – the Tanoto Library and the Grha Tanoto. Present at the event was none Read more about Imelda Tanoto and the Tanoto Foundation’s Support in Improving Educational Resources[…]

New Hope for the Children of Jakarta – Improvements for Local Educational Facilities

In Jakarta, children have been suffering from neglection for a long time, and parents often have very little choice when it comes to ensuring that their kids are able to benefit from improved education and care. In most cases, they are forced by circumstances and work schedules to leave their children with a caregiver who Read more about New Hope for the Children of Jakarta – Improvements for Local Educational Facilities[…]

A Step Forward for the Children of Jakarta with Help from the Tanoto Foundation

Although Jakarta is one of the areas of Indonesia that have been improving their development, the city still has a deficit in the development of residential areas, particularly when it comes to open spaces where children can play and learn. The Tanoto Foundation has worked together with the local Government to solve this crucial issue Read more about A Step Forward for the Children of Jakarta with Help from the Tanoto Foundation[…]

The Initiatives Created by Asian Agri to Offer Better Opportunities for Smallholders

It’s not every day that we can see a large industrial corporation actually making an effort to improve the life and prosperity of the communities they operate in. This, however, is precisely what Asian Agri – one of the companies operating under the RGE group of companies – has managed to achieve. Asian Agri is Read more about The Initiatives Created by Asian Agri to Offer Better Opportunities for Smallholders[…]

Eka Tjandranegara

Biography of Eka Tjandranegara

Eka Tjandranegara moved up the ranks of the Indonesia’s richest list as the property boom continues unabated in Indonesia. The increase in wealth is mainly through Mulia Land and the publicly-listed Mulia Industrindo, both of which are part of the Mulia Group. Foundation laid for Mulia Group Together with his brothers, Eka Tjandranegara laid the Read more about Biography of Eka Tjandranegara[…]

Sukanto Tanoto and the Remarkable Success of the RGE (Royal Global Eagle) Group

The RGE is a powerful group of companies recognized worldwide as one of the most important business groups associated with various resource-based manufacturing industries. RGE’s leader, world renowned visionary, philanthropist and corporate entrepreneur, Sukanot Tanoto has run the group through decisions that led to its exponential expansion and the production of goods and resources that Read more about Sukanto Tanoto and the Remarkable Success of the RGE (Royal Global Eagle) Group[…]

Kusnan Rusdi Kirana

Biography of Kusnan & Rusdi Kirana

The Beginning The Kirana brothers inherited their entrepreneurial spirit from their father, who used to own a small garment factory. The entrepreneurs started their business empire from a travel agency in Indonesia, which drove them to set up their own airline after picking up insights into the airline industry. Lion Air was launched in 2000 Read more about Biography of Kusnan & Rusdi Kirana[…]

Putra Sampoera

Biography of Putera Sampoerna

Putera Sampoerna attained his fortune as heir to the Sampoerna cigarette company (PT HM Sampoerna Tbk.), one of Indonesia’s largest tobacco company. Being born rich, Putera was educated abroad since young, completing his secondary education in Hong Kong and college education in USA. He led the company from 1978 until 2000, when he was replaced Read more about Biography of Putera Sampoerna[…]

James Riady – Lippo Group Executive and Educational Philanthropist

Like his fellow Indonesian executive and philanthropist Sukanto Tanoto, James Riady of the Lippo Group sees the importance of education to Indonesia’s development. Mr. Riady created the Pelita Harapan Educational Foundation in order to expand opportunities for learning and achievement for every young person in the country. Pelita Harapan has established 20 schools to serve Read more about James Riady – Lippo Group Executive and Educational Philanthropist[…]

Eka Tjipta Foundation Promotes Education and Community Good

Like his fellow Indonesian entrepreneur Sukanto Tanoto, multi-billionaire and Sinar Mas Group founder Eka Tjipta Widjaja appears on Forbes magazine’s list of the country’s wealthiest individuals. Also like Mr. Tanoto, Mr. Widjaja is a self-made success story who heads a highly successful palm oil production company and other natural resources-focused corporations. The two men also Read more about Eka Tjipta Foundation Promotes Education and Community Good[…]

Chairul Tanjung – Strong Involvement in Business and Philanthropy

In 2011, Forbes magazine’s Asia edition profiled four dozen “heroes of philanthropy” from throughout the region. Among them was Chairul Tanjung of Indonesia, who heads CT Corp (formerly Para Group), a multi-faceted, consumer-focused holding company with interests in the banking, media, and natural resources manufacturing sectors. His partnership with United States-based Turner Broadcasting resulted in Read more about Chairul Tanjung – Strong Involvement in Business and Philanthropy[…]

Noted Indonesian Businessman Signs the Giving Pledge

In late 2013, Dato Sri Dr. Tahir of Indonesia signed his name to the Giving Pledge originated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. In doing so, Tahir and seven other signatories joined more than 100 other wealthy individuals and families who have publicly promised to contribute at least one-half of their total wealth Read more about Noted Indonesian Businessman Signs the Giving Pledge[…]

APRIL Contributes to the Development of Social Infrastructures

All of the companies under RGE Group owned by Sukanto Tanoto have a similar commitment when it comes to their contribution to the society, particularly in the areas where they operate. In APRIL, for example, the company’s social stewardship programs focus on environmental issues and social infrastructures. In the latter cases, the company regularly allocates Read more about APRIL Contributes to the Development of Social Infrastructures[…]

Fokus Pemberantasan Kemiskinan ala Bachtiar Karim

Daftar orang Terkaya Dunia yang dirilis majalah Forbes pada tahun 2014 menyebutkan nama Bachtiar Karim sebagai salah satu taipan Indonesia dengan total asset menjadi US$ 2 Milyar. Sementara itu di tingkat dunia, putra Anwar Karim ini menempati posisi ke-869. Ia adalah salah satu juragan minyak sawit atau CPO terbesar di Indonesia setelah sukses bersama PT. Read more about Fokus Pemberantasan Kemiskinan ala Bachtiar Karim[…]

TP Rahmat dan Komitmen Sosial Kemasyarakatan KM Group

Meski namanya tidak setenar taipan lain seperti Michael Hartono atau Sukantor Tanoto, nama Theodore Permadi Rahmat tidak bisa diabaikan sebagai salah satu taipan dengan total kekayaan senilai US$1.9 milyar. Pria yang dikenal dengan nama TP Rahmat ini adalah pimpinan Triputra Group yang membawahi sejumlah perusahaan yang bergerak di beberapa bidang, seperti agribisnis dengan komoditas kelapa Read more about TP Rahmat dan Komitmen Sosial Kemasyarakatan KM Group[…]

Chairul Tanjung Menjadikan Carrefour Mitra Pengusaha Kecil

Sejak pertama kali mengakuisisi Carrefour Indonesia secara penuh di tahun 2010, Chairul Tanjung telah menyampaikan tekadnya untuk mengubah image bisnis retail yang lekat dengan image negatif saat itu. Ya, Carrefour sebelumnya dianggap menguasai pedagang-pedagang kecil dan pedagang-pedagang tradisional. Pada saat itu, Carrefour dinilai lebih banyak menawarkan produk-produk buatan asing serta memonopoli perdagangan di sekitrnya. Akibatnya, Read more about Chairul Tanjung Menjadikan Carrefour Mitra Pengusaha Kecil[…]