Building a Legacy: Sukanto Tanoto featured in CNBC’s Lasting Legacy

Sukanto Tanoto is one of Indonesia’s most successful businessmen. The billionaire entrepreneur is chairman and founder of global resource giant RGE, which owns companies such as APRIL, Sateri, and Pacific Oil and Gas. With his companies collectively employing 60,000 people and owning assets worth over USD18 billion, Sukanto Tanoto is undoubtedly one of the industry’s biggest Read more about Building a Legacy: Sukanto Tanoto featured in CNBC’s Lasting Legacy[…]

Shooting for the Stars: Sukanto Tanoto’s APRIL Honoured by Forbes Indonesia.

Indonesia’s presence on the international stage is growing faster than ever. In an increasingly entrepreneurial Indonesia brimming with talent, businesses are thriving and hungry for more. Sukanto Tanoto is a prime example of this, a trailblazer who preceded today’s positivity exactly 50 years ago. The billionaire entrepreneur is Founder and Chairman of RGE, the management Read more about Shooting for the Stars: Sukanto Tanoto’s APRIL Honoured by Forbes Indonesia.[…]

Starting Early, Starting Strong: Sukanto Tanoto Champions Early Education Through Tanoto Foundation

People rarely associate think of Sukanto Tanoto as someone with many regrets in life. After all, he is one of Indonesia’s most successful businessmen, the Founder and Chairman of RGE. With big resource-based companies such as APRIL, Sateri, and Pacific Oil and Gas under his charge, his companies collectively employ 60,000 people and own USD$18 Read more about Starting Early, Starting Strong: Sukanto Tanoto Champions Early Education Through Tanoto Foundation[…]

A Winning Formula: Sukanto Tanoto’s Asian Agri Keeps Prices Low for Indonesia

Sukanto Tanoto is a man of principles, generosity, and drive. In 50 years, the Indonesian entrepreneur has built an empire, comprising of 60,000 employees, worth over 18 billion dollars. Sukanto Tanoto helms the global resource giant that is RGE, which itself manages big names like APRIL, Sateri, and Pacific Oil and Gas. Impressively Sukanto Tanoto Read more about A Winning Formula: Sukanto Tanoto’s Asian Agri Keeps Prices Low for Indonesia[…]

Batik Instinct: Sukanto Tanoto-led APRIL Praised by Wife of Police Chief for Community-Based Batik Programme

Batik has been a mainstay of Indonesia’s rich history and culture; its intricate details and often-imaginative motifs have been hugely popular with locals and tourists alike. In a recent visit to the Rumah Batik Andalan, a community-based Batik production house, the wife of the chief of Bhayangkari District Police, Riau praised the good work being Read more about Batik Instinct: Sukanto Tanoto-led APRIL Praised by Wife of Police Chief for Community-Based Batik Programme[…]

Welcome to the Jungle: Under Sukanto Tanoto’s Guidance, APRIL Set to Boost Tourism in Indonesia

RGE founder Sukanto Tanoto has always managed his hugely successful resource empire according to the 4Cs philosophy: To create good for the Community, Climate, Country, and the Company. This quadruple bottomline has served as a useful guide for RGE and its business groups –including companies such as APRIL, Sateri, and Pacific Oil and Gas – in coming up with Read more about Welcome to the Jungle: Under Sukanto Tanoto’s Guidance, APRIL Set to Boost Tourism in Indonesia[…]

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[…]