Erick Thohir



  • A Strange Acquisition
    Opinion

    A Strange Acquisition

    The Indonesia Battery Corporation is to acquire a German electric vehicle company. This has the potential to result in losses.

  • The Minister’s Odin Project
    Economy

    The Minister’s Odin Project

    Plans to acquire a German electric car company are believed to have been the reason behind the reshuffle of the board of directors of Mind Id. There are many problematic characters behind this risky project.

  • I Did Not Push for Paid Vaccines
    Cover Story

    I Did Not Push for Paid Vaccines

    A Tempo special interview with State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir regarding the flack surrounding paid vaccination.

  • I Just Enjoy It
    Interview

    I Just Enjoy It

    At last, SOEs Minister Erick Thohir intervened and tackled the medical oxygen and Covid medication shortages that plagued many hospitals. Erick mobilized several SOEs to help meet the needs of referral hospitals particularly in Java. He also instructed Indofarma and Kimia Farma to boost ivermectin production to fill the market with ample supplies. Although the BPOM has not approved the drug, Erick is pushing its use given the efficacy and minimal side effects proven in several countries. Amid the marked increase in Covid cases, Erick, who also leads Covid-19 Mitigation and Economic Recovery Working Committee makes frequent rounds of site inspection to check on oxygen and Covid drug supplies, all the while continuing with measures to transform SOEs.

  • This Is Our Opportunity to Raise Capital
    Interview

    This Is Our Opportunity to Raise Capital

    In the midst of a flurry of activities to procure and distribute Covid-19 vaccines, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has additional responsibility of overseeing the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) and the selection of the fund’s board members. The government is confident that the fund will help restore the national economy.

  • The Nickel King Ambition
    Economy

    The Nickel King Ambition

    The government is making plenty of efforts to attract investment in battery manufacturing, chasing the ambition to become a major player in the global electric car industry. State-owned energy companies are consolidated to serve as partner of global investors with interests in Indonesia’s nickel reserves.

  • We Want Electric Vehicle Investments from Upstream to Downstream
    Economy

    We Want Electric Vehicle Investments from Upstream to Downstream

    Investment Coordinating Board Chief Bahlil Lahadalia explains the negotiation process with LG Energy Solution. This South Korean company commits to invest US$9.8 billion to build electric car battery production center.

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