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Video interview with sponsor Jimmy Gani, Executive Director & CEO of IPMI International Business School


Jimmy Gani is an educator, and a highly experienced and passionate business practitioner who has assisted numerous corporations across industries in different countries achieved higher-level performance.
He is the Executive Director of IPMI International Business School, while also holding positions of President and CEO of PT. IPMI International Indonesia, Owner and Chairman of PFI Group, Senior Advisor of GMF Aeroasia, Senior Advisor of Tip Top Supermarket, Senior Advisor of Yogya Isti Parama, and member of the Advisory Board Council at Telkom Corporate University. He has also been inducted in to the government of Indonesia as an Advisor to the Minister of Village, Underdeveloped Regions, and Transmigration.
In 2003, he founded Proven Force Indonesia, an organization established to help companies improve and turn around. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Chief Analyst for the Asia Pacific region of a leading world-wide productivity consulting firm IMPAC.
In May 2009, he was appointed by the Indonesian Minister of State-Owned-Enterprise (SOE) as the CEO of Sarinah. He was awarded the record of Museum Rekor Indonesia as the Youngest CEO in the history of Indonesian SOE.
Jimmy left his position as CEO of Sarinah in June 2012 to pursue his Master of Public Administration degree at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) and graduated in May 2013. He also assisted the teaching faculty for the Mason Program Seminar at HKS until July 2013.
Jimmy has been active in numerous professional associations such as the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KADIN). He was Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Central Board of the Indonesian Retail Merchants Association (Aprindo) and is now a member of the Aprindo Expert Board. Jimmy is also active in several education and social organizations, such as being Secretary General of Alumnas (US Alumni Association).
Jimmy’s biography entitled “Jimmy Gani – Rise to the Challenge” was published in November 2018, and is available in bookstores in Indonesia. Jimmy is co-author of a motivational and popular book entitled “Winning With Passion”, which was published in May 2011. He is a public speaker in the field of retail, productivity, education, and motivation in domestic and international forums, and a contributor of numerous articles in leading Indonesian newspapers.


Interview was conducted by Berenike Vollmer.

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Youth Global Forum 2018
Paris, France
Dec. 2018