Rachmat Gobel was born in Jakarta on 3 September 1962. He is now the country’s Minister of Trade. Rachmat Gobel previously was President Director of PT Gobel Internasional (Holding Company, a subsidiary of Gobel Group) since 1994. Rahmat Gobel carried the torch handed over by his father in running the company, and under his leadership, PT Gobel reached a new height. He received two Honorary Doctorates from Chuo University (2014) and Takushoku University (2012), Tokyo, Japan. Rahmat Gobel is also active in Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN).