Jakarta campus held an annual Leadership Night 2019 inviting Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, as the main speaker. She shared her experience in executing the policy in the marine sector in the past five years. Known by her slogan ‘Tenggelamkan’, the Minister who has 2.7 million followers on Instagram, was a rare example of public leaders who could translate vision into real implementation.
Reflecting on the theme of leadership night in executing the policy, the founder of Susi Air said, ‘I don’t have a specific strategy. Be stubborn, just do it and get things done.”
Not only did the event have an eloquent speech from Susi Pudjiastuti, it was also followed by the TK Low Scholarship Award to 15 outstanding students of Master and Doctoral programs. The scholarship was provided by the generosity of Dato’ Dr Low Tuck Kwong who had given his continuous support to SBM ITB in the past years. The event also featured the awarding ceremony for the most outstanding lecturers, students, employees, and alumni.
Moving to alumni of the year, Budi Wetman Silaban came to the stage to receive the award. Having an outstanding career journey after graduating, Budi now led the operation of Hilti business in the country as the General Manager. “It was during the MBA journey where I learned not only the knowledge, but also the can-do attitude,” told Budi.
Presenting the awards, there were prominent business leaders such as A. Fawzy Siddik of Ericsson, Shanti L. Poesposoetjipto of Samudera Indonesia, and Kemal Stamboel of BTPN Syariah.