EY - Congratulations to EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016
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Held for the sixteenth time in Indonesia, this year’s EOY has culminated with its theme Entrepreneurs: Collaborating to build a better world.

More than 250 guests gathered for the 16th EOY awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of 10 inspiring and exceptional finalists, comprising 7 finalists of EOY and 3 finalists of Social Entrepreneur Of The Year (SEOY). Out of the seven finalists participating in EOY this year, Ms. Irawati Setiady of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk emerged triumphant and was named EY Indonesia Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016. She will now proceed to represent Indonesia and compete against over 60 national winners for the coveted title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in Monte Carlo in June 2016.

EY - Irawati Setiady

Irawati Setiady
President Director
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk
Indonesia Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Ira’s dream is simple, to achieve Kalbe’s vision in becoming a prominent and respected global Indonesian company that offers comprehensive healthcare solution. She lives by the belief that there’s no limit to what people can do and encourages herself and everyone else to dream big and set stretched goals; be it personal, professional or organizational.

She is never afraid of taking risks in transforming Kalbe. She has proven this by spinning off Kalbe’s packaging division, entering the beverage and technology-based businesses, expanding its International Division, reorganizing its business structure by introducing end-to-end value chain and introducing new corporate functions in marketing, communication, and quality.

Kalbe was established in 1966, as a humble operation that started in a garage with initial business strategy of simply making better quality and more affordable drugs for the Indonesian people compared to the expensive foreign drugs available. These products were distributed all over Indonesia, which at that time was in dire need for medicine.  Kalbe has also started to support several successful ventures on the research and development of cancer drugs, stem cells and biotechnology.

With more than 16,000 employees, Kalbe is currently the largest publicly listed pharmaceutical company in Southeast Asia, commanding a market capitalization of 52.1 trillion Rupiah and sales turnover 17.9 trillion Rupiah by end of 2015. As stated in Kalbe’s vision and strategy, their future growth lies in the comprehensive health solutions in international market through innovation, strong brands and excellent management.

2016 award winners were also announced in the following categories
EY - Ryan Gozali

Ryan Gozali
Liga Mahasiswa
Social Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Ryan sees sports are not managed properly in Indonesia, there are many bad influences, such as poor infrastructure, political involvement, lack of quality coaches, as well as social safety nets for athletes.

Thus, Indonesia’s sports are underperformed in so many aspects. Many important life skills are taught in sports, such as discipline, leadership, teamwork, conflict management, to name a few. Those are the values which Ryan instills by establishing Liga Mahasiswa (LIMA).

Previously, University level competition is often overlooked and treated more as a burden than an opportunity. There was no consistency, perpetuity and sustainability in its competition as there is no governing body that creates a scalable multisport nationwide competition for it.

In 2012, Ryan was asked to run an existing university basketball competition that was in financial trouble. He and his partners recreated the competition, inspired by the NCAA model in America, with PT Bina Mahasiswa Indonesia to finance the venture and absorbed the existing basketball league while adding 4 new different sports into the platform.

By creating a professional-grade competition platform, LIMA incentives universities to invest in the area of sport scholarships, facilities, coaching and equipment. In return, universities gain higher visibility, stronger campus pride, a sustainable alma-mater program and enhanced quality of university life for its stakeholder. LIMA continuously expands the reach and variety of competitions hosted. In season 5, LIMA will be held in 25 cities, growing thirty-percent on average per annum in the last 4 seasons.

EY - Irwan Hidayat

Irwan Hidayat
PT Industri Jamu dan Farmasi Sido Muncul Tbk
Special Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

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His grandmother started what now has become Sido Muncul as a humble Yogyakarta’s drugstore in 1940 that sold traditional Indonesian herbal remedies. In 1970, his grandmother retired from the company and his parents turned the former home-based business into a limited partnership business entity, CV Industri Jamu Dan Farmasi Sido Muncul. Then in 1975, the establishment of herbal supplement industry was finally transformed into a limited liability company under the name PT Industri Jamu Dan Farmasi Sido Muncul.

Today, Sido Muncul operates on a 304,435 m² land, in the Bergas-Klepu district, Semarang, with over 4,000 employees. Sido Muncul has been pioneering force in the herbal medicine industry.

For the past 26 years, the company has conducted intensive researches for excellent production process, standardization, safety and product benefits. Ensuring their products quality and safety for consumers is an important step in establishing the company’s credibility. Irwan Hidayat hopes that people will have a better quality of life with herbal remedies, and he is also keen on contributing for a healthier Indonesia in the future.

Their products, mostly Tolak Angin, have been exported to 17 countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, Korea, Nigeria, Algeria, Hong Kong, USA, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, Russia and etc. This expansion to foreign markets was based on his personal experience of traveling abroad where its products were often needed. The expansion would continue in the future to other foreign markets, such as China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam.

EY - Witiarso Utomo

Witiarso Utomo
President Director
PT Dua Putra Utama Makmur Tbk
Young Entrepreneur Award

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The company was established when it started selling and purchasing traditional fishery products in the fish auction site (TPI) at Juwana District, Central Java in 2005. By 2012, they decided to form a business entity named PT Dua Putra Utama Makmur. In 2015, they were listed in IDX, earning public funds for investment, market development, technology and improvement of human resource. Later on, it started selling processed food and received Certificate of Registration from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

The company plans to be a one-stop service, which means it will be an integrated company in fisheries, starting from catching, processing until packaging and distributing. Their export markets are expanding to China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with a future planning of targeting European and US markets.  

To provide the best product, they approach local fishermen community around its operating area. Fishes and shrimps from the fishermen are exclusively distributed to the company in order to ensure the best quality that no other company will have. The company has formulated strategic plans in developing, expanding and contributing to local and national economic development in order to become the largest fish processing company in Indonesia.

In doing business, Witiarso always prioritizes teamwork, but in some cases, he must make independent decisions. He makes his decisions based on his own experience and professionalism. His principle is that hard work is everything. Therefore, he is confident to take the highest risk to reach maximum results.

We were also honored to present the other six finalists who made the cut this year. They come from different fields of business, and yet they all strengthen and empower Indonesia’s economy through their businesses. Each of them possesses the qualities and traits of a true entrepreneur needed to succeed in the professional business world.

Meet the EOY 2016 finalists
EY - Benny Tjokrosaputro

Benny Tjokrosaputro
President Director
PT Hanson International Tbk

EY - Elidawati


EY - Mustain Sjadzali

Mustain Sjadzali
President Director
PT Citra Panji Manunggal

EY - Luki Wanandi

Luki Wanandi
President Director
Santini Group

Meet the SEOY 2016 finalists
EY - Anne Gracia

Anne Gracia
Ikatan Neurosains Terapan Indonesia

EY - Nila Tanzil

Nila Tanzil
Taman Bacaan Pelangi