ABM Investama set 150% growth

The Hamami family (first to third generation) take pose with Eddy Sugito, director of IDX, post listing of ABM Investama. ©Pudji Lestari

PT ABM Investama Tbk projects the company could book 150% growth by the end of the year, from last year Rp4,49 trillion. It listed its shares in the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) this morning. Continue reading


Built To Last

(This is the another version of Lasting Value, a story about The Hamami family, with additional data from Forbes Indonesia Richest List 2011 and update on ABM Investama plan to become publicly listed company).

The Hamami family. L-R: Mivida, Muki, Met, and Bari. (Photo courtesy of Tiara Marga Trakindo)

Rachmat Mulyana Hamami has just arrived in his working room that morning, June 14. The two-storey high ceilings room is located in the penthouse floor of TMT 1, family owned new office building, which was expanded and completed in 2009. His family business Trakindo is based in Cilandak, a marine compound, build since early 1970s merely because Jakarta’s Governor Ali Sadikin asked his father to build a factory in the area. At the time, he pictures the place as in the middle of nowhere. It takes five years for the company to create lives in its surrounding. Before that happen it provide buses to pick-up their employees. Now the place is crowded. Some of the energy related companies are also there. Continue reading

Lasting Value

The Hamami family is on a quest to construct a business group to survive for generations.

Rachmat Mulyana Hamami

Rachmat Mulyana “Muki” Hamami.  © Ahmad Zamroni/Forbes Indonesia

The ultra-modern Trakindo building in Cilandak looks like one that should be in the central business district rather than a suburb of Jakarta. Yet its location is significant. It was here in Cilandak that the Hamami family’s business PT Tiara Marga Trakindo (TMT) has been located since 1971. That longevity, and respect for tradition, is a testament to the guiding philosophy of the family and its business interests. Continue reading

Wallet of the Poor

From a simple start-up in 1993, Dompet Dhuafa is now has 22 branches and four overseas, and keeps looking for new ways to be of service.

Ismail Agus Said. Photo by Ahmad Zamroni

The name of charity group Dompet Dhuafa Republika is based on a combination of Indonesian and Arabic: “dompet dhuafa” means literally “wallet of the poor.” While the group freely opens its wallets to help the poor, its strategy is broader than just financial assistance. “What we want to do is empower the poor. The concept is giving fishing rods instead of fish,” says Ismail Agus Said, president director, alluding to the axiom that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if you teach him to fish, he eats for life. Continue reading