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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Indonesian Digest
Lead Indonesia 2019
Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Achmad Bakrie, the founding father of Bakrie & Brothers, did not have a privileged upbringing. Born in 1916 in a small farming village in Lampung, he managed only a basic education. But he valued the importance of learning and education which became a major underpinning for all his philanthropic efforts to help the poor and disadvantaged in Indonesia. The Bakrie Center Foundation (BCF), led directly by Anindya Novyan Bakrie and the third generation of the Bakrie family, was founded on this edifice of education. It represents a worldview which is cognizant of the importance of higher education, and supporting ordinary Indonesians across the country with basic vocational skills to lead fulfilling and productive lives. The primary objective is to provide Indonesia’s best and brightest with a chance to study for a higher education at some of the best universities at home and abroad.

Vision & Mission

“The Bakrie Center Foundation’s vision is to identify and develop leaders at all levels of society across the Indonesia archipelago.  We want to strengthen capacity and create a talent pool in the near future that will ultimately drive Indonesia’s economic development and growth."

Anindya Novyan Bakrie, Chairman and Founder of the Bakrie Center Foundation

“Freedom makes opportunities, opportunities makes hope, hope makes life and future."

Achmad Bakrie, founding father of Bakrie Brothers