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Jakarta Post

Big plans ahead for Gojek post-Nadiem, from IPO to international expansion

  • Esther Samboh and Riska Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 28, 2019   /  09:33 am
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Go-Jek drivers in this illustration photo.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

For Gojek, having grown from a delivery call center with 20 motorcycle taxi (ojek) drivers in Jakarta to a US$10 billion technology company backed by heavyweights Google, Tencent, Visa, Astra within nine years, the only constant is change. But the latest change may well be the biggest in Gojek’s history so far. The company will be led by two co-CEOs, Kevin Aluwi and Andre Soelistyo, after cofounder Nadiem Makarim stepped down to join the government as education and culture minister for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration from 2019 to 2024. The change came as Gojek was on its way to expand its international operations, with licenses to operate in Malaysia and the Philippines still unsecured as of yet and fundraising efforts ongoing for overseas expansion plans. It now operates in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Gojek, which currentl...