Gunawan Jusuf, Sugar Executive

Gunawan Jusuf

During his time as CEO of the Sugar Group Companies, Gunawan Jusuf has helped to create enormous growth of a number of very popular sugar-based products, including Gulaku, a refined sugar product that is among the most popular brands in Indonesia. That isn’t the only one, however; he has overseen the creation and proliferation of many other sugar-based products. Because the Sugar Group isn’t actually one single company, Gunawan Jusuf oversees a collection individual Indonesia-based companies that grow and refine sugar that is used in a variety of extremely popular sugar products. He also has to make sure every plantation, refinery and corporate office scattered all over Indonesia is working in harmony for the good of the main company,

To begin 2016, Gunawan Jusuf decided to publish Blue Gold, a book that discusses the world’s water problems. The problem is the relative scarcity and the high value of water as our most important and precious commodity. As someone who runs a company that is almost entirely dependent on water, he has a better idea than most just how precious natural resources can be. Not only is water crucial to the lives of humans everywhere, it is also essential to his business and a great many others.