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 […]

Early Roots: The Origins of RGM and Tanoto Foundation

Early Roots: The Origins of RGM and Tanoto Foundation

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 town of Besitang, Indonesia and its role in the establishment of both RGM (the direct antecedent of […]

Tanoto Foundation Promotes “One Belt, One Road” Talent Development Programme

Tanoto Foundation Promotes “One Belt, One Road” Talent Development Programme

The challenges of doing business and breaking new grounds in unfamiliar markets is a formidable challenge for any entrepreneur. Wanting to help businesses cross these cultural barriers,  Tanoto Foundation in 2016 donated a talent training fund for initiatives between the People’s Republic of China and countries in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) programme. A donation agreement was […]

RGE Directors Named to Wharton “40 Under 40” List

RGE Directors Named to Wharton “40 Under 40” List

Having grown up being exposed to RGE’s operations including spending school holidays immersed in verdant plantations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, the affinity for the businesses that their father RGE Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto established was nurtured early in RGE directors Imelda Tanoto, Belinda Tanoto and Anderson Tanoto. Today, Imelda, Belinda and Anderson work alongside […]

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 […]

Sukanto Tanoto Encourages Research in Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies

Sukanto Tanoto Encourages 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 […]

The Best Around: RGE Employees Capture the 5Cs in Their Winning Photos

The Best Around: RGE Employees Capture the 5Cs in Their Winning Photos

In this week’s edition of Inside RGE, we feature the employees whose photos adorn July to September in our 2017 desktop calendar. These winners have so aptly and lovingly captured 5Cs business philosophy espoused by RGE Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto — Good for Community, Country, Climate, Customer, and Company — in last year’s contest […]

[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci (Part 3)

[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci (Part 3)

Editor’s Note: This post was contributed by Ong Kok Chung, a 21 year old advocate for the environment who recently helped organise the Global Compact Network Singapore Youth Forum. He is a freshman at the National University of Singapore.  As part of the follow-up event for Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) Youth Forum, I was […]

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 […]