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 […]

APRIL Gives Big with 1,265 Bags of Blood at Donation Drive

APRIL Gives Big with 1,265 Bags of Blood at Donation Drive

The fasting month observed by the Muslim-majority Indonesia often coincides with a noticeable increase in demand for blood. In order to contribute towards the blood bank supply, APRIL‘s Indonesia operations PT RAPP collaborated with Keluarga Donor Darah (KDD) to organise a blood donation drive among its Kerinci-based employees. A Tradition of Donation The event was  the newest chapter […]

RGE Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto Shares Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC Lasting Legacy

RGE Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto Shares Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC Lasting Legacy

RGE Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto was recently featured by international broadcaster CNBC as he shared his five-decade journey as an entrepreneur in the second season of Lasting Legacy, a programme that explores the secrets behind the success of the world’s leading family businesses and business families. The feature offers a timely retrospective of Sukanto Tanoto’s […]

Asian Agri Shares 30 Years’ Journey Partnering Smallholders at 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

Asian Agri Shares 30 Years’ Journey Partnering Smallholders at 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

At a standing room-only gathering of government leaders from Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia as well as senior executives from banks, institutional investors, NGOs and the corporate sectors, Kelvin Tio, Managing Director of Asian Agri shared the palm oil company’s 30-year journey in working with smallholders and substantially raising their standards of living through the partnership. […]