In the Beginning: Sowing the Seeds of a Global Enterprise

In the Beginning: Sowing the Seeds of a Global Enterprise

On a fine morning in 1967, a gentleman entered the premises of Toko Motor, a spare parts supply shop in Medan, Indonesia. There, he found Sukanto Tanoto, who confidently showed him what the shop had to offer. Impressed by the fair pricing, the gentleman returned the following week and identified himself as an auditor for […]

Tanoto Foundation Founder Sukanto Tanoto Spurs Research in Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies

Tanoto Foundation Founder Sukanto Tanoto Spurs Research in Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies

Supporting entrepreneurship among Asia’s family businesses is a topic close to the heart of Tanoto Foundation Founder Sukanto Tanoto. From his first foray into the world of business 50 years ago in Medan, Indonesia to chairing RGE–a company that manages a group of resource-based manufacturing companies with operations the world over–Sukanto Tanoto‘s family has been […]

RGE Celebrates 50 Years in Business

RGE Celebrates 50 Years in Business

RGE 50 celebrations kicked off with a three-day celebration in Medan, Indonesia. It was in Medan where a young Sukanto Tanoto started his entrepreneurial journey under difficult family circumstances. Five decades later, RGE manages a successful group of world-class resource-based companies with over US$18 billion in assets and 60,000 employees. Over three days, nearly 400 senior employees […]