Sukanto Tanoto is a dynamic personality, visionary and pioneer in a number of industries in Indonesia. He established RGE (formerly known as RGM) in 1973. He set up RGM to enter the plywood business, transforming Indonesia from an exporter of raw materials (logs) to a value-added processor. Sukanto Tanoto is also active in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Philanthropy. RGE believes that good corporate governance is essential for a company to be successful and sustainable.