Chairul Tanjung

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Chairul Tanjung
14th Coordinating Minister for Economics of Indonesia
Assumed office
May 14th, 2014
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Hatta Rajasa
Personal details
Born (1962-06-16) 16 June 1962 (age 52)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Children Putri Indahsari
Rahmat Dwiputra
Alma mater University of Indonesia
Occupation Enterpreneur
Religion Islam

Chairul Tanjung is a well-known Indonesian businessman who currently holds the senior post of Coordinating Minister for Economics in the Indonesian cabinet. He was appointed to the Coordinating Minister post by president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on 17 May 2014 following the resignation of the previous Coordinating Minister for Economics, Hatta Rajasa, who resigned to take part in the 2014 presidential election in Indonesia.[1]

Chairul Tanjung was born in Jakarta on June 16, 1962. He ranks 5th in the list of Indonesia's richest people.[2] He is the Chairman and founder of CT Corp (Indonesia), alongside the late founder of Sony, Akio Morita. He obtained a bachelor degree at Faculty of Dentistry, University of Indonesia.


He worked with Morita to establish the business. He bought Bank Karman and changed the name to Bank Mega. He expanded his business interests into insurance and securities. Chairul now involved in the television business, founded Trans TV and acquisitioned TV 7 from Kompas-Gramedia group. In addition, Chairul owns property projects, such as Bandung Super Mall, Batam Indah Prospertindo, Para Bali Propertindo, and Mega Indah Propertindo. In 2012, he bought a minority shares of Garuda Indonesia. His Holding Company is CT Corp., formerly Para Group with 3 subholding:[3]

  • Mega Corp. is financial business subholding
  • Trans Corp. is media, life style, department stores, consumer goods, hotel and entertaintment subholding
  • CT Global Resource is agribusiness and energy subholding

Other activities[edit]

Currently, Chairul is head of Persatuan Bulu Tangkis Seluruh Indonesia (PBSI)'.


At the age of 50, a 360 pages Chairul Tanjung biography has been launched with title, Chairul Tanjung Si Anak Singkong (Chairul Tanjung the Cassava Child, cassava means socially inferior).[3]


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Preceded by
Hatta Rajasa
Coordinating Minister for Economy
17 May 2014–present