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25 Nov 2022 Jakarta, ID

Otto Toto Sugiri, CEO of DCI Indonesia named 2022 Entrepreneur Of The Year

Related topics Entrepreneurship
  • Vice Minister of Finance, Suahasil Nazara, graced the awards ceremony as the Guest of Honor
  • Two other entrepreneurs received category awards, namely, Young Entrepreneur Award and Transformational Entrepreneur Award

JAKARTA, 24 November 2022. EY Indonesia announced the winners of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) 2022 Indonesia at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 at The Langham, Jakarta.

Otto Toto Sugiri, CEO of PT DCI Indonesia Tbk (DCII), was chosen as 2022 EY Indonesia Entrepreneur Of The Year. He will represent Indonesia at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards event in June 2023 at Monte Carlo, Monaco and vie once more for the global entrepreneurship award alongside other EOY national winners from 60 countries.

The EY EOY is a prestigious program that recognizes the unstoppable entrepreneurs who continue to advance business success to the next level through product and service breakthroughs, while also providing opportunities that benefit the nation's economy and communities.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year award was presented to the country winner by the Vice Minister of Finance, Suahasil Nazara, accompanied by Peter Surja, Country Managing Partner of EY Indonesia. In addition to the country winner, EY announced two category award winners, namely, Anderson Sumarli, Co-Founder & CEO of Ajaib Group for Young Entrepreneur Award and Farell Sutantio, CEO of PT Cisarua Mountain Dairy Tbk (Cimory Group) for Transformational Entrepreneur Award.

In his speech, the Honorable Vice Minister of Finance Suahasil Nazara said,

“It is very encouraging to see that EY is bringing back the Entrepreneur Of The Year program after two years of absence, that is also a good indicator that we are nearing the end of the pandemic. Although the global economic environment is currently a cause of concern, I am confident that our economy is still expected to grow, and this is where entrepreneurs are playing a critical role in helping our recovery efforts.”

This year’s award recipients were determined by the EOY Independent Panel of Judges, namely, Dr. Ancella A. Hermawan, MBA, CA, ACMA, CGMA – Assistant Professor at the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Indonesia, William Tanuwijaya – Founder and CEO of PT Tokopedia, Vera Eve Lim – Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, PT Bank Central Asia Tbk, Risa E. Rustam – Director of Finance and Human Resources, PT Bursa Efek Indonesia, and Harun Hajadi – Managing Director, PT Ciputra Development Tbk.

With the theme “The Unstoppables: Entrepreneurs Who Reframe Our World and Win in This Challenging Era”, EY is delighted to continue its commitment to support entrepreneurship in Indonesia after taking two years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the event, Peter Surja affirmed that it is EOY’s essence to support, connect, and enable exceptional entrepreneurs to realize their trailblazing ideas.

Peter Surja further stated in his remarks:

“We at EY acknowledge that entrepreneurs play a critical role in our nation’s economic recovery following disruptions like what we face today. Throughout the years, we are proud to have honored the achievements of over 200 Indonesian entrepreneurs from a diverse mix of backgrounds, ages, and industries. I firmly believe that our finalists are true visionaries with notable products and services that benefit society at large.”

Today, DCII is the leading data center provider in Indonesia claiming local market dominance at 52%. It is also the first-Tier IV data center in Southeast Asia with the most aggressive SLA in the data center market. As a carrier neutral data center, DCII is supported by more than 40 network service providers, with innovation focusing on leveraging its automated operations for faster expansion and consistency using Artificial Intelligence.

Otto Toto Sugiri, upon receiving the award, said:

“First and foremost, I would like to sincerely thank you for recognizing me as EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022. I am truly humbled and honored to be receiving such a prestigious award. I want to thank everyone on my team, my business partners, and my clients for the unwavering support and confidence they have given me throughout this journey.”

The independent judging panel evaluated this group of entrepreneurial leaders based on four criteria: entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact. Otto Toto Sugiri was chosen from among eight finalists of the competition, namely:

EY Indonesia Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Finalists (sorted alphabetically by name):




Anderson Sumarli

Co-Founder & CEO

Ajaib Group

Belva Devara & Iman Usman

Co-Founder, CEO &

Co-Founder, COO

PT Ruang Raya Indonesia (Ruangguru)

Edward Tirtanata

Co-Founder & CEO

PT Bumi Berkah Boga
(Kopi Kenangan)

Farell Sutantio


PT Cisarua Mountain Dairy Tbk (Cimory)

Farian Kirana


PT Lion Express (Lion Parcel)

Otto Toto Sugiri


PT DCI Indonesia Tbk (DCI Indonesia)

Rachmat Harsono


PT Aneka Gas Industri Tbk (AGII)

Shinta Nurfauzia


PT Lemonilo Indonesia Sehat (Lemonilo)

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is a major business awards program that has extended to more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries globally. It is the premier designation for world-class individuals, highlighting and celebrating entrepreneurs that lead successful and creative businesses. Since its inception in 2001 in Indonesia, the program has honored over 200 Indonesian entrepreneurs for their accomplishments and services to the business industry and society.

EY Indonesia Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 program is a collaboration with Forbes Indonesia as official media partner.

Further information on EY Indonesia EOY program is available at


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