Dato’ Sri Prof. DR. Tahir, MBA – Alumni of Petra Christian Senior High School Kalianyar, Class of 1971

“Bangga menjadi alumni PPPK Petra, sukses untuk PPPK Petra”

Dato' Sri Prof. DR. Tahir, MBA, founder Mayapada Group

Who doesn’t know the name Dato’ Sri Prof. DR. Tahir, MBA in Indonesia? As an entrepreneur, his achievements in the business world are beyond doubt. Moreover, born on March 26, 1952, he also possesses leadership talent, evident in the numerous awards and public trust bestowed upon him to lead various organizations and institutions in Indonesia.

Recently, he received the Entrepreneur of The Year 2011 award from both All Asian Leader Magazine and Ernst & Young. Even the CEO of Ernst & Young Indonesia, Giuseppe Nicolosi, acknowledged his credibility. “Tahir’s breakthroughs, vision, and commitment in building businesses are truly impressive. He is an example of an Indonesian entrepreneur who is always open and considers the long-term aspects. We hope Tahir’s achievements can inspire other entrepreneurs to follow in his footsteps,” commented Nicolosi.

A 1971 graduate of Petra Christian High School Kalianyar, he has made significant contributions in various fields. This includes serving as a special staff for the Indonesian Judo Association and the Ministry Coordinator for People’s Welfare of the Republic of Indonesia. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Indonesian Entrepreneurs Association (APINDO) and the Council of Advisors for the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Kadin). Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Indonesian Chinese Entrepreneurs Association and the Chairman of Kadin Indonesia China Committee (KIKT). He has been elected for the third time as the President of the Indonesia Table Tennis Association. He received recognition as the best sports coach from the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia, and in 2010, he was awarded DAN V (Black Belt) by the Indonesian Judo Association and Honorary Black Belt DAN VI by the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation.

In May 2010, he was bestowed with the title Dato’ Sri by the Sultanate of Pahang, Malaysia, and the title Professor by Lingnan College, Sun Yat-Sen University, from October 2011 to September 2014. In 2011, he also received an education award from Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the Prime Minister of Singapore at that time. Since 2002, he has served as the Ambassador of the University of Southern California, and in 2007, he became the first Indonesian and ASEAN individual to hold the position of a Board of Trustee at UC Berkeley.

Being successful and accomplished hasn’t made him forget his roots. He has provided both moral and material support as an alumni to IKAPETRA. May his achievements serve as a role model and inspiration for both PPPK Petra alumni and students alike.