About

Pandu Sjahrir

Pandu was born in Boston and studied in the US, earning an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business

In the energy space, Pandu serves as vice president director at Indonesia’s premier integrated energy company PT TBS Energi Utama Tbk (TOBA), and as chairman of Indonesia’s coal association. In 2022, he also became a director of Electrum, a joint venture between TOBA and Gojek. Electrum is on a bold mission to build and serve Indonesia’s electric vehicle ecosystem.

"For me, being an investor is more than just a job, it’s a calling. It taught me about myself and how I have to challenge my ways of thinking and to always have the proper level of humility and curiosity. Investing is a lifelong journey."

In the nation’s digital economy, Pandu is managing partner at Indies Capital and founding partner of AC Ventures, a leading venture capital firm backing early-stage tech startups focused on Indonesia and ASEAN. The firm’s vision is to be a generational partner to founders driving positive societal change and economic impact in Indonesia and beyond.

Pandu has invested in a variety of technology companies in a bid to help Indonesia reach a critical mass of financial inclusion. He has helped raised more than US$1 billion for over 100 companies in the last seven years. These companies have gone on to generate more than US$60 billion in shareholder value, create 100,000 new jobs, and usher in more than 200 new entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia.

In 2021, Pandu was also appointed as chairman of the Indonesia Fintech Association, an umbrella organization for all players in the financial sector that leverage technology to empower their businesses. He is also listed as commissioner of the Indonesia Stock Exchange.

Education

Tsinghua University
Executive MBA, “One Belt One Road” Program, Business (2017-2020)

Stanford University
MBA, Business Administration and Management, General (2005-2007)

University of Chicago
BA, Economics (1997-2001)

Phillips Academy
High School, General (1994-1997)

Professional Journey

CEO Electrum
 (Dec 2021 – Present)

Head of Digital Finance Development for Indonesian Chamber Of Commerce And Industry
(Aug 2021 – Present)

Chairman of The Indonesian Fintech Association
 (Jun 2021 – Present)

Board Member of Indonesia Stock Exchange
(Jun 2020 – Present)

Founding Partner of AC Venture
(2018 – Current)

Managing Partner of Indies Capital Partners
(Nov 2017 – Present)

Vice President Director of PT TBS Energi Utama Tbk.
(Jan 2011- Present)

Awards

Asia 21 Young Leader
by Asia Society (2013)

Asia’s Most Influential ID
by Tatler Asia (2021)

Business Person of The Year
by Fortune Indonesia (2022)