Ryan Haryanto

Con­tin­u­ing a legacy

Prestige Indonesia - - Sulwhasoo -

A SENSE OF duty made Ryan Haryanto re­turn to In­done­sia to run Kiky Sta­tionery, his fam­ily’s busi­ness. Based in Solo, the com­pany is one of the largest man­u­fac­tur­ers of sta­tionery prod­ucts in In­done­sia.

“As CEO of Kiky, I man­age day-to-day op­er­a­tions and make sure busi­ness ac­tiv­ity runs smoothly,” says the 29-year-old en­tre­pre­neur. “I have cho­sen this path in or­der to con­tinue my dad’s legacy. The busi­ness has been in my fam­ily for 35 years, and it’s my obli­ga­tion to bring it to the next level.”

Haryanto gained his Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Busi­ness Man­age­ment from DeVry Univer­sity in Los Angeles, Cal­i­for­nia in 2014. He is the brother of For­mula One driver Rio Haryanto. A former driver him­self, Ryan quit rac­ing in 2008 after com­pet­ing in the Asian For­mula Re­nault Se­ries. His fa­ther, Sinyo Haryanto, is also a former racer and is Pres­i­dent Di­rec­tor of the fam­ily busi­ness.

“My dad is my men­tor, I’ve learned a lot from him,” says Haryanto. “He al­ways told me that noth­ing comes easy, you have to work for it. This has be­come my motto. I be­lieve that com­mu­ni­ca­tion, in­tegrity and hard work are the three traits that a per­son must have to suc­ceed as an en­tre­pre­neur. To have my fa­ther as my role model is a bless­ing, be­cause he rep­re­sents him­self with those three qual­i­ties that I ad­mire, and I want to be just like him.”

What are Haryanto’s goals and am­bi­tions? “I want to diver­sify our com­pany’s prod­ucts and in­tro­duce new busi­ness that can com­ple­ment what we are pro­duc­ing right now. I be­lieve that to­day has to be bet­ter than yes­ter­day. When­ever we com­plete a task, we will set new goals. We should never stop im­prov­ing our­selves.”

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