In my humble opinion, GW is a visionary. A visionary can see what another can’t. He can predict about economic crisis that would give impact to the world included Indonesia. So, he prepared to buy shares of potential company like PT Apexindo Pratama Duta, PT Bumi Resources, and PT Multi Nitrat Kimia. Genius! Now, Ancora grow up to be big company. I was applying in there but I guess was rejected. Never mind.
On 15th July 2013, for the first time I adore GW. I never meet him but I felt he so close to me. His energy, his passion and his philanthropy draw me closer. A family man who also founder of Ancora Foundation with their many programs:
· Ancora Foundation Graduate Fellowship Fund at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
· Ancora Foundation Graduate Fellowship Fund at the University of Cambridge
· Ancora Foundation Graduate Fellowship Fund at the University of Oxford
· Ancora Foundation Scholarship at the University of Paramadina
· Ancora Foundation Scholarship at the University Multimedia Nusantara
· The Ancora-Khazanah Scholarship Program
· The Ancora Scholarship Program in West Java
He also a Chairman of PBSI (Persatuan Bulutangkis Seluruh Indonesia) and make a good progress. His hobbies are golf and music. Surprised again, he established Omega Pacific Production and Ancora Golf Institute. For him, music is purposed of life. So he took night class at Berklee School of Music, Boston. Yale! Wait for second; is it any relation between Yale and Boston? Sounds like very United States, right? Whatever! Ancora Golf Institute was one of the participants of 12th ITHF (Indonesia Travel and Holiday Fair) on 25th – 27th October 2013 in JIExpo Kemayoran. My current company also joined so I visited their booth. I wonder if I can know when GW comes to ITHF. But I got nothing. He never comes.
GW was born on 21th September 1965. See? September, write down! He is very my man. Once, I meet with his wife on event Love Pink (charity for breast cancer sufferers) in Senayan City, Yasmin Stamboel Wirjawan an Independent Commissioner PT XL Axiata. When intelligence meets intelligence what you can expect? She is shy woman who married with a great man. She is motherhood, down to earth and humble. Perfect match!
Once again, he made a big decision to leave Minister Trade of RI and running for presidential candidates. Since that, the history of his business starts under investigation. Many rumor about his nationalism. But, he has philosophy reason. He said that Indonesia like build a home without full of fund. Established cooperation with foreign is one of solutions to get more fund. Out of the rumor, he failed to be presidential candidates. It was like good news for me who never want GW to be the next president of RI. I can’t hear if many people judge him. It would be hurt. That’s way, I choose he back to his business, far away from politic. Politic is so cruel. Many people always wait a moment that you made one mistake, yes, only a little mistake to blame you for the rest of your life. No matter. What an ironic mind of our people. They never understand of “nobody perfect”. They only remember Indonesian proverb: One rotten apple will spoil the whole barrel. Because of only a small mistake, all of the efforts are wasted, all your good record being disappear. It’s very unfair. That’s life!
Finally, why I write about GW?
As people said that leaders will be those who empower others. Share about GW made my spirit grow up; cause his life so inspire me.
Sir, I am so exhausted to collect spirit. I am so confused how to make my golden moment. My feet are too small to fix into my big shoes. But as your belief, we are bigger than we think we are so do I. Hope to meet you in personal, Sir.
With my honor,