The 500 List

Boenjamin Setiawan

Dr Boenjamin Setiawan, or “Dr Boen”, is the founder of the pharmaceutical company PT Kalbe Farma, which he founded in 1966. Kalbe Farma Group has been expanding its business, including moving into health foods, packaging, distribution, warehousing, modern research facilities, education, and hospitals. With the group’s success, it is no wonder that Dr Boen is the country's richest person according to Forbes Indonesia magazine in 2015. For his contribution to the development of the health industry and to social causes, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tahir Foundation in 2014.


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