20 Rising Global Stars
    Category : 20 Rising Global Stars
    Date : Monday, May 9, 2016 - 01:52:32 Read : 51892


    Launched in 1983, Kara has become a global brand for coconut-based products, popular worldwide in Asia, Europe and Australia. Among its products are coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut water—sold both for consumers and industrial uses. The brand is under PT Pulau Sambu Kuala Enok, better known as the Sambu group, whose founder Tay Juhana passed away last year. The group also celebrated its 50th anniversary, since it was founded in 1967 as processor of coconut oil, making crude coconut oil, cooking oil and copra for export. Currently the Sambu group is the world’s largest integrated coconut products company in the world and has three factories in Riau province, as well as offices and distributors around the world. The group also produces pineapples.

    Niluh Djelantik

    Niluh Putu Ary Pertami Djelantik’s life is intertwined with footwear. Growing up poor in Bali, she could not afford good shoes for schools, and dreamt of having good shoes one day. Many years passed, but her dream stayed with her. After graduating from University Gunadarama, she got her first job in Jakarta, as a telephone operator for a Swiss textile company—and finally was able to buy good shoes with her own money. With her first paycheck, she rushed out to Blok M and bought the best shoes she could afford, for Rp 15,000 (equivalent to about Rp 100,000 today). She was very happy.


    PaperOne is made by paper maker April, a member of RGE Group, founded and owned by billionaire Sukanto Tanoto. Launched in 1998, about 75% of PaperOne sales are dedicated for overseas markets, while the rest is for the domestic market. PaperOne is now sold in more than 70 countries around the world, such as Nigeria, Australia, Switzerland, U.S. and throughout Asia. It produces a range of home and office paper made from 100% renewable fiber. Despite predictions that technology would kill paper use, PaperOne sales grow normally 3% a year. 

    Rinaldy Yunardi

    Katy Perry’s song “Chained to the Rhythm” released in February was a smash hit, rising to number four on Billboard’s Hot 100. For the song's music video, Katy wore a distinctive pair of transparent ankle boots with silver accents on the heels and edges—especially made for Katy by Indonesian designer Rinaldy Yunardi. “Designing Katy Perry’s shoes was the highest achievement in my life, and I will never forget it,” says Rinaldy, 47. Rinaldy created the shoes in only two weeks—11 days for the design, and three to produce them. “Katy Perry’s team asked for a clear shoes. So they are supposed to be plastic shoes,” says Rinaldy.

    Sari Keramindo

    Established in 1986, PT Sari Keramindo International is a ceramic producer that makes tableware and accessories, using the tagline “where clay and culture unite.” The company’s products are exported to the U.S., Europe, South Africa, Japan and Australia. Its local customer base includes restaurants and cafes. Its factory is about 30 km outside of Jakarta, and employs more than 450 staff.