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 […]

Challenging the Next Generation of Leaders: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2017

Challenging the Next Generation of Leaders: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2017

The Tanoto Scholars Gathering (TSG) 2017 took place from November 22 to 25 this year at the Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) Complex in Pangkalan Kerinci, Sumatra in Indonesia. TSG 2017, which retained the “Learn and Lead” theme of previous TSG editions, saw the participation of 250 Tanoto Scholars from 21 universities across Indonesia. […]

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 […]

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 […]

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC

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 […]

Tanoto Foundation Transforms a Space into Hub for Community Life

Tanoto Foundation Transforms a Space into Hub for Community Life

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is one of the largest metropolises in the world, with a growing population exceeding 10 million packed into nearly 700 square kilometers of space. While rapid economic development has seen the proliferation of towering hotels and gleaming offices, community space is also much welcomed for Jakarta residents to mingle and socialise. Tanoto […]

Belinda Tanoto: Inclusive Growth is an Opportunity, Not a Constraint

Belinda Tanoto: Inclusive Growth is an Opportunity, Not a Constraint

Tracing its roots to 1981 when Tanoto Foundation Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei Tanoto established a kindergarten and elementary school in rural Besitang, Sumatera Utara, the Foundation has over the decades been dedicating itself to leveling the playing field for even the most disadvantaged in society across Indonesia through its […]