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Sukanto Tanoto

Founder and Chairman, Royal Golden Eagle Council Member, CCICED

Sukanto Tanoto is the Founder and Chairman of RGE, a group of world-class companies focused on resource-based manufacturing industries, and with corporate offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Beijing and Nanjing. Mr. Tanoto started his first business more than 50 years ago supplying spare parts to the oil and construction industries. An entrepreneur and visionary, Mr. Tanoto entered the plywood business in 1967. Following this success, he ventured into other resources-based industries such as palm oil, pulp & paper, viscose fibre, specialty cellulose, and power generation.