Gita Wirjawan

Former Minister of Trade, Indonesia; Founder and Chairman, Ancora Capital

Gita Wirjawan is the founder and chairman of Ancora Group. He was Indonesia’s Trade Minister from 2011 to 2014 and Chairman of Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board from 2009 to 2011. His other previously held positions include President Director of JPMorgan Indonesia and Vice President at Goldman Sachs. A huge believer in soft power, his passion for sports, music, and arts led to some of the nation’s historic achievements. He was the Chairman of the Indonesian Badminton Association between 2012-2016. During that period, Indonesia won 3 gold medals at the World Championships, 4 titles at the All England Championships, and 1 gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He has produced, composed, distributed, and played for some of Indonesia’s most prominent artists, namely Bali Lounge, Nial Djuliarso, Tompi, Smash and Dewi Lestari. He also chairs Visinema Group, an awardwinning entertainment and IP development company aiming to project Indonesian ideals and create meaningful change through storytelling. He often calls education hisendgame‘. He currently teaches at Stanford University and joins the advisory boards for Yale University School of Management, Asia School of Business (MIT Sloan), and the School of Government and Public Policy Indonesia 

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