Thursday, 14 November 2019

GoJek Issues Official Statement on Nadiem Makarim's Resignation

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - GoJek has issued an official statement regarding the resignation of founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim, through the firm’s Co-CEO, Kevin Aluwi Soelistyo, and Andre Soelistyo. Both expressed gratitude for Nadiem’s services and honor to see that Nadiem will soon be joining President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s second-term Cabinet as State Minister. 

    “We highly honor the process that is currently ongoing and wishes the best for Nadiem in terms of the official announcement from State Palace on Wednesday,” said the pair in GoJek’s website. 

    Both Kevin and Andre agree that Nadiem’s position within the Indonesian government will have a positive impact on a vast amount of people.

    Nadiem Makarim has officially resigned from GoJek, where he spent the last nine years developing, which started as a simple idea that has now turned into a business worth billions of dollars that effectively has helped create jobs for people in Southeast Asia.

    As of now, GoJek has more than two million drivers across Southeast Asia and more than 400,000 business partners that have generated an annual transaction in the billions. 

    “Nadiem’s achievement has become an inspiration for every person at GoJek and he has left the company while it is on its top,” they said on the website.

    Kevin and Andre mentioned that the change in leadership will not have a significant effect on the company’s daily operations or business growth. Apart from its ride-hailing and food delivery services, both also pledged to focus on corporate strategies, capital allocations, international expansions, and growing its payment and financial services. 

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