Global Conference 2013

Speaker's Biography

Luhut Pandjaitan

Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Indonesia; Founder, Toba Sejahtra Group

Luhut Pandjaitan is the former minister of trade and industry for Indonesia and founder of the Toba Sejahtra Group, a fast-growing group with three core activities: natural resources (oil, gas and mining), electricity generation (coal, gas and geothermal) and agriculture. A four-star general, he has diverse experience in the military, diplomacy, government, business and in what he defines as most important: social development. He is also chairman of the DEL Foundation, which has created schools including a technology college for underprivileged students, a bilingual high school for gifted children, a kindergarten and an elementary school. In addition, the foundation awards scholarships and funds education infrastructure development and construction. Pandjaitan is also founder of the Luhur Bakti Pertiwi Foundation, whose purpose is to nurture young Indonesian talents. His Kader Bangsa leadership program today has 250 alumni. Pandjaitan recently received Ernst & Young's Businessman of the Year Award in Corporate Social Responsibility.

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