Anderson Tanoto is Managing Director and a member of the Executive Management Board at RGE. RGE is a group of world-class companies in resource-based manufacturing industries, operating in Indonesia, China, Brazil, Spain and Canada. RGE has over US$30 billion in assets and a workforce of over 60,000 people. He is also a member of the executive committee of Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), one of the largest pulp and paper producers in the world.
Tanoto drives RGE’s strategic growth initiatives and is closely involved in the group’s fibre operations and business transformation activities, specifically on sustainability and conservation efforts. Some of these efforts include the Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER) initiative and the Fire-Free Village Programme undertaken by APRIL.
A young emerging business leader, he serves as Chairman for the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (KADIN) Brazil Committee and has been KADIN’s representative to Canada since 2018. He is also a Champion for Nature at the World Economic Forum (WEF). He has held memberships in the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020’s Southeast Asia Regional Committee, the Wharton Executive Board for Asia, and WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Forests (2015-2016).
As member of the Board of Trustees of the Tanoto Foundation, he drives programmes focused on forging international partnerships with reputable universities, and developing leaders of the next generation. He co-founded Asia’s first SDG Academy in 2019 with Indonesia’s Ministry of Development Planning and the UN Development Programme. He has also been recognised by Forbes as one of Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy.
Tanoto previously served as a consultant at Bain & Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.