Source: Edi Taslim is Promoted as Kaskus' CEO

Joined Kaskus in November through the funding of his startup, ProPS

Amir Karimuddin - 5 April 2018

Edi Taslim, a digital media industry veteran, is reportedly becoming Kaskus' CEO. The appointment is to support Kaskus' strategies to stay relevant in current tech industry. Taslim joined Kaskus through the strategic investment on the adtech company he founded, ProPS, on last November.

According to our previous report, Taslim joined GDP Venture to help Kaskus' business development. In his LinkedIn page, he's listed as Kaskus' COO since December 2017.

After Ken Dean Lawadinata left in 2016, Kaskus is in absence of de facto leadership and as interim  led by On Lee, the CTO (for Kaskus and GDP Venture). Kaskus received strategic funding from GDP Venture in 2011.

Taslim is expected to lead this company sailing through this digital era. Kaskus, a UGC-based community service, has strong competitors in two sectors, media/social media and classified ads. Aside from forum, Kaskus also owns messaging product (Kaskus Chat), payment platform (Kaspay), and digital ads platform (Kaskus Ads)

Taslim has been in the media industry for quite some time. Before founding ProPS, he was working with Kompas Gramedia Group, with the last position as Digital Group Director.

Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian

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