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Arifin Panigoro

Arifin Panigoro is a successful Indonesian businessman with his core business in oil and gas. Arifin Panigoro, born in Bandung, West Java, on March 14, 1945, is known for his hard work in founding and developing the Medco Group. The company, which he established in 1980, is now one of the leading integrated energy companies, in areas ranging from oil and gas exploration, drilling services, methanol production, LPG and power generation. A Gorontalo native, Arifin Panigoro studied electrical engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1973 and graduated from the Senior Executive Program Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau in France in 1979. This father of two is known as a football enthusiast and is active in many social causes, among them the Medco Foundation.

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