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Jakarta Post

Farewell, Gojek: Nadiem’s letter to staff shows high hopes for future of Indonesia, Gojek

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 23, 2019   /  02:09 pm
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Gojek's Nadiem Makarim visits the State Palace in Jakarta on Oct 21.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The appointment of Nadiem Makarim, CEO and cofounder of technology giant Gojek, as education and culture minister, will leave the $10 billion company in the hands of Kevin Aluwi and Andre Soelistyo. In his farewell letter to Gojek staff – called “GoTroops –,  the 35-year-old Nadiem underscored a big mission for the on-demand service app giant, which is backed by Google and Visa, as well as China’s Tencent. “Gojek thrives on talent and if Indonesia is to produce more high quality talent, the country’s education system is going to have to undergo a transformation just like the one that began on the streets of Jakarta in 2010. Our schools and academic institutions are going to have to meet the demands of our future economy,” Nadiem wrote in the letter issued Wednesday morning. “That’s why, when I received the mandate t...