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A peek into the life and times of Utomo Josodirdjo

Josa Lukman
Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Fri, January 17, 2020  /  05:51 pm
A peek into the life and times of Utomo Josodirdjo

Leaving a mark: Utomo Josodirdjo signs a banner featuring his biography cover (ZigZag Indonesia/-)

One of Indonesia’s most venerated figures in accounting, Utomo Josodirdjo, celebrated his 90th birthday with the launch of two memoirs commemorating his journey in creating the country’s largest accounting firm SGV Utomo. A week after his birthday on Jan. 1, Utomo gathered his closest friends and family at the Fairmont Jakarta for a luncheon and launch of his memoir, A Journey Through Time: The Memoir of Utomo Josodirdjo. (Gramedia Pustaka Utama/-) Written by former Kompas Gramedia CEO Agung Adiprasetyo and former Kompas daily journalist Maria Hartiningsih, the memoir traces Utomo’s journey from his childhood in Malang, East Java to finding purpose through humanitarian aid with evangelical Christian NGO World Vision International (WVI). Born Liem King Hok on Jan. 1, 1930, King Hok grew up in the middle of World War II, with memories of visiti...