|Coordinating Minister for Economics|
19 May 2014 – 27 October 2014
|President||Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono|
|Preceded by||Hatta Rajasa|
|Succeeded by||Sofyan Djalil|
16 June 1962 |
|Spouse(s)||Anita Ratnasari Tanjung|
|Alma mater||University of Indonesia|
Chairul Tanjung (born 16 June 1962) is an Indonesian businessman. He is the former Coordinating Minister for Economics in the Indonesian cabinet. He was appointed to this post by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on 19 May 2014 following the resignation of the previous Coordinating Minister for Economics, Hatta Rajasa, who resigned to take part in Indonesia's 2014 presidential election. In January 2015, he had an estimated net worth of $4.3 billion.
Chairul Tanjung was born in Jakarta on June 16, 1962. He obtained a bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Indonesia. He is the chairman and founder of CT Corp (Indonesia), along with the late founder of Sony, Akio Morita.
He worked with Morita to establish the business. He bought Bank Karman and changed its name to Bank Mega. He expanded his business interests into insurance and securities. Chairul is now involved in the television business; he founded Trans TV and acquired TV 7 from the Kompas-Gramedia Group. 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 share of Garuda Indonesia. His holding company is CT Corp., formerly Para Group, with 3 subholdings:
- Mega Corp., a financial business subholding
- Trans Corp., a media, life style, department store, consumer goods, hotel and entertaintment subholding
- CT Global Resource, an agribusiness and energy subholding
- MNC Media Group (soon)
Currently, Chairul is head of Persatuan Bulu Tangkis Seluruh Indonesia (PBSI).
|Coordinating Minister for Economcs
19 May 2014–27 October 2014