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Discussion with Sandiaga Uno, Deputy Governor-elect Jakarta (2017-2022)
08/17/2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is the center of national government and business activities and home to millions of people with most ethnically diverse societies in the country. Currently the largest metropolitan area in Southeast Asia, Jakarta is also a very dynamic vibrant city which has given life to a rising middle class and contributed significantly to the nation’s economy and economic growth Jakarta is also known as one of the largest areas in Indonesia that had been widely affected by globalization which brings huge social and economic impact to the country.
Sandiaga S. Uno, the Deputy Governor-elect of Jakarta (2017-2022) will share his views on some of Jakarta and Indonesia’s current issues and provide motivations to Indonesian diaspora who reside in New England area.
The event is open for all but those who plan to attend need to RSVP by clicking the ‘Going’ button here. Light Indonesian dinner will be provided.
Sandiaga Uno was one of Indonesia’s most prominent young entrepreneurs and active in the Indonesian business community. He is the co-founder of PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk. and served as a President Director 2004 – 2015. He has led the investment firm to have a solid track record of profitable investments across key sectors of the Indonesian economy. Sandiaga was awarded The 2008 Indonesian Entrepreneur of the Year by Enterprise Asia.
Sandiaga is a Chairman of Indonesia Association of Traditional Market Merchant, and Vice Chairman of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Cooperatives and Creative Economy of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Public Listed Company Association. He served as a Chairman of the Indonesia Forum Foundation (2013 – 2015), Chairman of Indonesia Swimming Federation (2013 – 2016) and Indonesian Economic Committee as a member (2010-2014) and the Chairman of the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (2005-2008).
Sandiaga has been actively involved in several social foundations and movements. He is the founder of Indonesia Setara Foundation, ‘Berlari untuk Berbagi’, ‘Jakarta Berlari” and appointed as one of the torchbearers at the 2012 London Olympics. He is also the co-founder of Indonesian Social Entrepreneur Association (AKSI), Indonesia Innovation Technology Foundation (INOTEK) and as an Advisory Board of Mien R. Uno Foundation. He was a member of Asia Society’s Asia 21 fellows, class of 2008.
In mid 2015, Sandiaga embarked on a new role to serve and support Indonesia’s economic development as a Vice Chairperson Advisory Board of The Greater Indonesia Movement Party. In April 2017, he has been elected deputy governor of Jakarta and will be inaugurated in October 2017.
Sandiaga holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from the Wichita State University and an MBA from George Washington University. He is married with three children.