Anderson Tanoto is a Director of RGE, a group of world-class companies in resource-based manufacturing industries operating in Indonesia, China, Brazil, Spain and Canada, with over US$18 billion in assets and a workforce of over 60,000 people. He provides strategic direction on the sustainability and conservation initiatives of business groups managed under RGE.
Anderson has been recognized for his stewardship for the Riau Ecosystem Restoration (RER), a multi-stakeholder project to conserve 150,000 hectares of unique peat swamp in Kampar Peninsula. He recently provided strategic counsel for SUSTAIN, an industry effort using blockchain technology to address traceability and landscape-level sustainability issues across the palm oil supply chain.
Anderson is passionate about community development and philanthropy. He is actively involved in the Tanoto Foundation, which was founded in 1981 by the Tanoto family rooted in the guiding principle that “everything we do stems from the belief that education accelerates opportunity, realises potential, creates choice and improves lives.” As a Board member of the Foundation, Anderson drives various foundation initiatives focusing on Indonesia’s future generations.
Prior joining the family’s business, Anderson was a consultant at Bain & Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.