||Born in Jakarta on 15th November 1946, Bakrie holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology. He was elected president of the ASEAN Business Forum for two consecutive terms from 1991 to 1995. Bakrie gained prominence within the business community when he was elected chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) for two consecutive terms from 1994 to 2004. Currently, he is an advisor of Kadin. Aburizal is a noted businessman known for making PT Bakrie and Brothers into one of the most successful firms in the country. He also founded the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Organisation in 1972.