Merdeka.com – Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) for the period 2014-2019, feels that he has lost the figure of Rudy Ramawy. According to him, Rudy is someone who has futuristic thoughts.
“His thoughts are not only futuristic but also applicable. I feel lost,” said Rudiantara when contacted by Merdeka.com, Friday (23/9).
The man who currently serves as the General Chair of the Indonesia Fintech Society (IFSoc) recalled Rudy’s services which were so valuable to the Indonesian people, especially for startups. One of them is to pave the way for the government to network in the startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley, United States.
“In 2015, we invited several unicorn startup founders such as William Tanuwijaya from Tokopedia, Nadiem Makarim from Gojek, Ferry Unardi from Traveloka. It was thanks to Rudy,” he said.
Previously, it was reported that Rudy Ramawy had died. This information was confirmed by one of Lippo’s top brass, Danang Kemayan Jati.
“That’s right. Around 21.30 WIB,” he told Merdeka.com.
Rudy Ramawy is the former Country Director of Google Indonesia. He led this technology giant from 2012 to 2015. Currently, Rudy is part of the Lippo Group as Deputy CEO of PT Mulitpolar Tbk and Managing Partner at Venturra Capital.
Venturra Capital is a venture capital company affiliated with Lippo Group and founded by John Riady. Grandson of conglomerate Mochtar Riady. In April 2019, he together with the then Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Rudiantara and Lis Sutjiati, Rambun Tjajo, Donald Wirahardja, David Rimbo, and Italo Gani, initiated the NextIcorn foundation.
Next Indonesia Unicorn or NextIcorn is a collaboration between the industry (private sector) and the government that is looking for the best startups in Indonesia that are ready to accept investment, both foreign and domestic.