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SUBJECT: Mission Indonesia Nominees for Presidential Summit on
Entrepreneurship

REFTEL: STATE 112468

1. (SBU) Post, in response to reftel, offers the following ten
nominees to attend the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in
Washington:

-- Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, Director, PT Widjajatunggal Sejahtera;
Ranked 50th most powerful woman in Indonesia; runs a multi-million
dollar conglomerate; holds influential leadership position in
Indonesian Chamber of Commerce;

-- Sandiago Uno, PT Adaro; founding partner of Saratoga Capital, a
private equity firm; past Chairman of Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs
Association; Enterprise Asia's 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year; leads
Indonesian Chamber of Commerce committee on small and medium
enterprise development;

-- Manoj Punjabi, President Director, MD Entertainment;
filmmaker/television producer responsible for one of the highest
grossing Indonesian films of all time; employs over 1000 people; has
grown television business from 4 hours of programming per month to
over 150 hours; his programs earned "best of the year" awards in
2008 and 2009;

-- Dr. Bambang Ismawan, Yayasan Bina Swadaya; Ashoka Fellow; founded
social foundation that trains community leaders to organize
self-help groups; foundation has trained over 10,000 community
leaders, inspired creation of more than 12,000 grassroots self-help
groups serving 3.5 million people, and launched 650,000 microfinance
institutions with 13.5 million members. The foundation runs 16
companies, including a franchising operation for agricultural shops
that funds almost 95 percent of the organization's operations;

-- Ir. Antonious Tanan; President of Ciptura Entrepreneurship
Center; develops "train the trainer" programs for the Foundation of
Entrepreneurship Education; designed and ran intensive three-month
entrepreneurship program for Indonesian university graduates; team
leader and speaker at numerous entrepreneurship conferences;

-- Goris Mustaquim, PT Resultan Nusantara; founded both technology
company and youth organization promoting entrepreneurship; current
nominee for Best Asian Entrepreneur 2009 by Business Week; awarded
Community Entrepreneurs Champion by the British Council in 2009;

-- Hendy Setiono, Kebab Turki Baba Rafi; owns three restaurant
franchise brands with 800 employees and 475 outlets spread across 60
cities in Indonesia; winner of Indonesian Franchise award 2009;
winner of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship award 2008; selected as
one of Asia's Best Entrepreneurs under 25 by Business Week;

-- Diono Nurjadin, Mandala Air; President and CEO of Cardig
International, the largest aviation and logistics specialist in
Indonesia; President of Mandala Air, a fast growing local airline;
Education Chairman of Indonesian Chapter of Young Presidents
Organization; holds influential leadership role in Indonesian
Chamber of Commerce;

-- Puji Lestari a.k.a Ririn, Citra Persada; founded rapidly growing
(and environmentally friendly) waste management and recycling
company; employs disabled persons, former addicts and rehabilitated
prisoners as means of offering a "second chance"; runs an orphanage
for disabled children;

-- Sheila Tiwan, CEO Carsurin; runs Indonesia's largest private
marine surveying and consultancy company; manages 432 employees
across ten branch offices and six laboratories; active in Young
Presidents Organization and sits on Board of Directors for
Indonesian Chapter of Entrepreneurship Organization; selected by
Ernst and Young as 2007 Entrepreneur of the year.

2. (SBU) Post sought to assemble a list of high impact, influential
entrepreneurs that also reflects Indonesia's cultural diversity and
dynamic economy. The candidates represent a cross section of
different religions, genders, age, ethnic groups and business
sectors (including social entrepreneurs.) Some of the candidates
already demonstrate the ability to influence and shape Indonesia's
political and economic framework; others are rising quickly. All
will engage actively and substantively in discussions on how to
expand entrepreneurship in Muslim majority countries (of which
Indonesia is the world's largest.) Please note that all of the
candidates nominated above possess sufficient personal means to
travel to Washington DC if selected to attend the Summit. Post will
forward additional background information and individual
justifications separately by e-mail.


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