Ed­ward So­eryad­jaya

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Ed­ward So­eryad­jaya, born in Jakarta, on 21 May 1942, is the el­dest son of As­tra Group founder Wil­liam So­eryad­jaya. As a teenager, he wanted to be a doc­tor or an en­gi­neer. He spent a year at Univer­si­tas Kris­ten In­done­sia’s de­part­ment of engi­neer­ing and con­tin­ued his stud­ies at Ruhr Univer­sity in West Ger­many. Al­though suc­cess­ful, he re­alised it was not his call­ing and left engi­neer­ing for busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion in Manila. He is also the Pres­i­dent Com­mis­sioner of PT Jakarta Mono­rail.

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