Following Gojek's Succession, Andre Soelistyo and Kevin Aluwi to be the "Co-CEO" Replacing Nadiem Makarim

Nadiem is appointed to join Indonesia's new cabinet

Randi Eka - 22 October 2019

Today (10/21) at the Istana Merdeka, Gojek's Founder & CEO, Nadiem Makarim announced to the media, that he's been prepared and accepted Jokowi's request to have him join Indonesia's new cabinet.

Although the detail is yet to be confirmed, he said to have no more power over the decacorn company he founded.

"...I do, I accept [...] I gave up my position in Gojek and no longer have power...," he said.

Gojek has also announced that Nadiem has been "requested" by President to join the new cabinet. The company shared its gratitude towards the appointment. They also stated, the absence of Nadiem will not affect the company's stability.

In addition, Gojek's Group President, Andre Soelistyo and Co-Founder, Kevin Aluwi will take over Nadiem's position. They will be Co-CEO and run the next business innovation.

"Today, President Joko Widodo just called Nadiem to the place to join the new cabinet. We're very proud due to Gojek's fruition that has brought Indonesia's name into the global market," Gojek's Chief Corporate Affairs, Nila Marita said.

She added, "Next, Gojek will appoint the new leader. Gojek Group President, Andre Soelistyo and Co-Founder, Kevin Aluwi will share the responsibility to run the company as co-CEO, focusing on taking the next big step for the company. We've prepared some future plans and to announce further on this within the next few days."

Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian

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