Tanoto Foundation Supports the Wharton-SMU Dialogue

Tanoto Foundation Supports the Wharton-SMU Dialogue

Over 100 guests comprising alumni from the Wharton School and Singapore Management University (SMU), as well as academics, industry experts and businessmen, participated in the Wharton-SMU dialogue on Monday, 5 March 2018. Supported by Tanoto Foundation, the dialogue featured a panel discussion on the topic ‘The New World Order: Implications for Asia and Global Trade’. […]

Tanoto Foundation Hosts 2018 Gathering for Scholars and Alumni in Singapore

Tanoto Foundation Hosts 2018 Gathering for Scholars and Alumni in Singapore

The 2018 Tanoto Scholars and Alumni Gathering in Singapore saw its largest attendance yet, with 62 scholars and representatives from the nation’s top universities – Singapore Management University (SMU), Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore, taking part in the event held at SMU. Tanoto Foundation which funds the scholarships was founded by […]

RGE 2017 Highlights

RGE 2017 Highlights

2017 was a significant year for the RGE group of companies, as RGE marked its 50th anniversary since Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto started his first business in Medan, Indonesia. The milestone year was marked by various breakthroughs achieved by RGE business groups, in line with the existing Cs (Community, Country, Climate and Company) as […]

In the Beginning: Sowing the Seeds of a Global Enterprise

In the Beginning: Sowing the Seeds of a Global Enterprise

As Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto celebrates his 50th year as an entrepreneur, we take a look back at the many milestones in his journey of building the business and partnering with communities. In this article, we feature the journey’s humble beginnings in a small spare parts supply shop in Medan, Indonesia.   On a fine […]

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 […]

Tanoto Forestry Information Centre Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Tanoto Forestry Information Centre Celebrates 1st Anniversary

The Indonesian archipelago of some 17,000 islands is home to some of the largest forests in the world. According to the Forestry Statistics of Indonesia published by the Ministry of Forestry in September 2013, 52.3% or 99.6 million hectares of Indonesia are forests. Of the 4,000 types of trees found, 267 have high economic value. […]

[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

My name is Steven Nilam, and I come from Medan in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Even though I’ve lived in Singapore for 8 years, I’ve never forgotten my roots and in fact through my voluntary work throughout my studies in Singapore, I’ve started to grow my passion for giving back to the community. […]

RGE Statement on Sukanto Tanoto Interview

RGE Statement on Sukanto Tanoto Interview

In a 2011 interview that has recently been circulating on social media, Mr. Sukanto Tanoto spoke about his background and business philosophy. An article in the Indonesiana Forum drew attention to a part of that interview and regrettably took it out of context. In the interview, the metaphor in Mandarin used by Mr. Tanoto is […]