Telkom is a strategic national asset, one that needs a professional with vision at the helm. That is why I selected Arwin Rasyid to head the company and take charge of its transformation into a world-class operator. His long experience as a professional banker with an international outlook was put to good use in laying solid
foundations for Telkom to enter the ranks of the Global Fortune 500. His work and commitment, as described in this book, should serve as a wake-up call
for everyone in Telkom in facing increasing competition and in bringing Indonesia to a better place.
We all want to see Telkom and Indonesia’s other state enterprises competing successfully on the global stage. Arwin Rasyid, in his capacity as CEO of Telkom, set out to realize this vision by getting Telkom into the Global Fortune 500 by increasing its market capitalization from USD 10 billion to USD 30 billion by 2010. The
various strategic initiatives and steps he took to achieve this target remain relevant today. This book provides an instructive insight into his work as a professional manager with a global outlook.