Few people may realize that the man behind the scene in the preservation of Borobudur and Prambanan temples is also a key figure in the Jababeka Group. Purnomo Siswoprasetjo, director of PT TWC Borobudur, Prambanan & Ratu Boko the company is involved in the UNESCO associated cultural heritage project has since 1990 joined forces with Setyono Djuandi Darmono, the CEO of Jababeka, to run what is now one of Indonesia’s leading property developers.
They started off with only a four-member staff; looking back, they now say the much progress they have made entitles them to call their property business a success. Purnomo is believed to be the executive who prepared Oktagon to become the marketing division of the famous Tanjung Lesung resort project.
He got his bachelor and post-graduate degrees on industrial management from Trisakti University and was involved in the South Banten Development Foundation which peacefully relocated around 5,000 houses to make way for industrial development.
According to Agus Canny, VP for Corporate Marketing of Jababeka Group, Purnomo is a wise and humble-hearted person with a calm personality who always advocates harmony. He sometimes fasts and practices meditation “the way ancient kings use to do.”He is also a good listener who prefers to listen thoroughly before expressing ideas, Agus says. And more importantly, Purnomo always pays attention to the aspirations of his employees.