Bernadette Ruth Irawati Setiady
Chairwoman, Kalbe Farma, Indonesia
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Indonesia
Bernadette Ruth Irawati Setiady is Chairwoman of Kalbe Farma, the largest publicly listed pharmaceutical company in Southeast Asia. She was the CEO of Kalbe Farma from 2008 until 2017. Through her entrepreneurial spirit, she created the One Kalbe Spirit Environment, expanded the international and biopharma divisions, and built a digital health care ecosystem.
She previously served as the Marketing Director of Ethical and OTC Businesses and as Director for Corporate Strategy and Business Development. She started her career in 1987 as a food formulator at PT. Bukit Manikam Sakti and became the CEO of Kalbe Nutritionals Division in 1994, serving until 2014.
Irawati was listed on the Forbes Indonesia Inspiring Women of 2017 and the Forbes Asia Top 50 Businesswomen of 2013 lists. She was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Indonesia and represented Indonesia at EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017. She holds an MS in Food Science from Cornell University.