Dr. James T. Riady
Chief Executive Officer
The Lippo Group of Companies

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Brief Background:

1. Chief Executive Officer, The Lippo Group of Companies

2. Founder & Chairman, Pelita Harapn Educational Foundation

3. Deputy Chairman, The Indonesian General Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin Indonesia)

4. Member, National Economic council. Special Advisory Team to the President.

5. Board Member, Wharton Executive Board for Asia, The Wharton School, University of Pennyslvania, Philadelphia, USA.

6. Foundation Member, The World Economic Forum Switzerland.

7. Ambassador at large and Special Envoy of the President, 1998-2000 (Including as Special envoy and Diplomat of the President of Indonesia to Australia, 1998-2000) Republic of Indonesia.

8. Member, Peoples' Consultative Assembly (MPR) 1988-2000 Republic of Indonesia.

9. Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008 by the Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia.

10. University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce 1977

11. Ouachita Baptist University, Doctor Honoris Causa, Christain Studies, 2005.

12. La Trobe University, Doctor Honoris Causa, Letters/Philosophy, 2008.

13. Married with 4 children (2 sons and 2 daughters) and 2 grandchildren, 54 years old.

Lippo Group of Companies:

Brief Background Information:

1. Lippo Group. Founded in jakarta in 1957 by Founder Dr. Mochtar Riady.

2. Approximately US$4Billion annual revenues, 60 companies (including 15 listed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila and Indonesia), 30,000 staff and officers, serving 18 million customers, 9 countries in Asia including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macao, Phillippines, South Korea and China.

3. A leading Pan-Asia services group. Based in Jakarta with International headquarters in Singapore.

4. Activities include:

-Retailing in Indonesia and China.

-Hotels with over 6,000 rooms in China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

-Malls in singapore, China and Indonesia with over 25 million square feet.

-Properties and property developments in six main markets in Asia with a portfolio of over US$6 Billion.

-Healthcare with five hospitals in Indonesia and one in China.

-Multimedia and ICT in Indonesia: dominates Indonesia's English-language media, the afternoon daily market, and business publications. leading provider of cable/pay TV, fast-speed internet, and data communications. launching Indonesia's WiMax/4G Broadband services in march 2010. Multipolar subsidiary is Indonesia's lead IT services group.

-Financial services, banking, insurance, and securities.

-Strategic investments.

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