An entrepreneur, visionary and pioneer of a number of industries in Indonesia, Sukanto Tanoto is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of RGE (Royal Golden Eagle), a global group of resources-based companies. He established RGE (formerly known as RGM) in 1973. He set up RGM to enter the plywood business, transforming Indonesia from an exporter of raw materials (logs) to a value-added processor.
Today, his businesses employ 50,000 people, have assets of more than US$12 billion and a global reach with manufacturing operations in Indonesia, China and Brazil and sales worldwide. Sukanto Tanoto is also active in Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy based on the premise that operations must be "good for the community, good for the country and good for the company."
This is Sukanto Tanoto's story.