MBA Alumnus Testimonial – Yogie Trihartanto

Yogie, MBA Alumnus 2015
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We recently met with Yogie Trihartanto, an MBA alumnus 2015 from Indonesia. He currently works at PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk as Corporate Strategy Manager.

What is your favorite memory about IUM?

The experience was 50% studying, and 50% networking (a.k.a. partying. lol) 

What are the strong features of the MBA program?

I think the business cases we did, gave me an understanding of historical innovation, solutions, and business sense.

The Finance and Accounting equipped me with commercial savviness and sanity in the business world (so people won’t lie to you. This is important!)  

The entrepreneurship project led me to my first real business, starting from scratch, from planning to implementation. The creme de la creme of the IUM MBA program for me (doing my own business).

Describe your current position. 

I’m a Senior Portfolio Management Manager in Delta Dunia Makmur (publicly listed in Indonesia – Ticker: “DOID”) with a US$ 1 Billion market cap. I handle both local (Indonesia) and overseas (Australia and UK) portfolios that bring c.US$ 130-150 Mn in yearly revenue

I’m also a business owner in renewable energy solutions and owner of a perfume brand in Indonesia that generates a combined c. US$ 140-170 K in total revenue per year. 

What are the main skills needed in your current job?

I would say, Financial modeling, communication, listening (the most crucial skill), and teamwork.

What do you like the most in your current job? In this industry?

Ensuring that our portfolios deliver the objective brings happiness to me because it shows that what we are doing (and problem-solving) is working for all our customers. It feels great to have people buy your products/services and tell the world how we become a solution for their needs/business(es). 

What are the challenges and opportunities of the industry you are working in?

We live in an inevitable ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) concern. We need to ensure all the products and services we deliver to all our customers show many innovations around the ESG part, which brings a new way of working (more efficiently) than ever before. Challenges will always bring opportunities. 

Which tips would you give students who want to enter this field?

In any field, having a persistent mentality, willingness to learn, and patience are essential. I have seen older and younger people succeed at their own pace. So, take the time you need to learn about the industry and keep trying/pushing/going. Hard work never lies. You can be whoever you want to be. The question is, how badly do you want it? 

Would you say that your MBA journey positively impacted your career journey?

Absolutely! My thinking framework and time management were built during my MBA program at IUM

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I am really proud of building my own businesses (i.e., 2 businesses) while working in the corporate world. Since I graduated from IUM, I have been able to manage my time for work and personal projects. That is crucial in a very fast-paced world nowadays. 

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Updated 6 July 2023