KEVIN ALUWI

Company: Gojek

Title: Co-CEO

 

Residing Country: Indonesia

Industry: Mobile, Ecommerce, Marketplace, Ride-hailing

Joint Nominee: Andre Soelistyo, Co-CEO


 

 

Kevin is the Co-CEO of Gojek Group, leading the company’s product and technology vision in efforts to enrich the lives of millions daily. He oversees the company’s overall strategy for Gojek services, including product development, overall financial sustainability and operational improvements.  

Since co-founding Gojek, Kevin has held significant leadership roles across product and functional teams within the organisation. He has used his background in Business Intelligence to pioneer the use of data for decision-making across the Gojek business. He has also assembled deep technology expertise across the data, engineering and product teams, with a focus on enhancing the platform’s overall user experience.  

Prior to his role at Gojek, Kevin spent two years at Zalora Indonesia as Head of Business Intelligence. Earlier in his career, he worked in Business Development at Indonesia investment firm Merah Putih Inc. And also served as an Investment Banking Analyst at Salem Partners LLC.  

Kevin’s commitment to continuously innovate led him to be accredited by the 2016 “Forbes 30 under 30 Asia” list for consumer technology, standing amongst young innovators that are propelling change and disrupting industries.  

 

The disruptive innovation.

 

Gojek has evolved and expanded since it first launched its app in 2015. The app now offers more than 20 services to their consumers, and aside from Indonesia, is now developed in Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines too. 

During the pandemic, the company established the Gojek Partner Support Fund — the company’s employees agreed to donate 25% of senior management-level staff salaries and all Gojek employees’ salary increases due for the year. The total donation amounted to 100 billion rupiah, and went towards helping Gojek drivers cope with effects of the pandemic. 

In 2020, Gojek’s annualized gross transaction value across 4 Southeast Asian countries climbed 10% from 2019 to more than US$12 billion as of the end of September. The number of registered food merchants using its platform to reach consumers in Southeast Asia hit 900k in November, almost doubling from 500k a year ago. 

Positive contribution margins were recorded for the company’s core businesses. Its grocery and shopping platforms GoMart and GoShop recorded a 500% jump in GTV while its online payment service, GoPay, saw transactions more than double year-on-year in October as Indonesian consumers increasingly turned to online platforms for their daily and payment needs.  

Souce: New Straits Times |The Jakarta Post