Nadiem Makarim

Minister for Education, Culture, Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of Indonesia

Nadiem Makarim is the founder and CEO of GO-JEK - a social enterprise that helps amplify Indonesia's motorcycle taxis and has now grown to become Indonesia’s leading on-demand multi-service platform. The company has had significant positive social impact on its drivers, merchants and other partners who have been able to use its technology to increase income and quality of life. Nadiem has led the company through growth and significant investment from Google Ventures,, Tencent and many more. GO-JEK made it to Fortune's 2017 Change the World list, the only Southeast Asian company to do so. GO-JEK has recently announced its international expansion into four countries namely Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Philippines - turning Indonesia's first ever home-grown unicorn into an international technology company. The expansion will see GO-JEK providing its technology, investment and expertise to like-minded local management teams in each country.

Prior to founding GO-JEK, Nadiem was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He founded Young Leaders for Indonesia, a non-profit that taught leadership modules to the best university students across Indonesia in order to prepare them for the professional world. Nadiem was also Co-founder and Managing Director of Zalora Indonesia (A Rocket Internet venture), which has now become Indonesia's leading online fashion site. He has also consulted for numerous startups, and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Nadiem holds a BA from Brown University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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