Director of PT. Bio Farma: Expand Partners, Eliminate Competition

[unpad.ac.id, 3/5/2019] The era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 encourages industrial sectors throughout the world to produce technology that facilitates human activities. Although the implementation seems to be dominated by developed countries, developing countries are also expected to compete.

President Director of PT. Bio Farma, M. Rahman Roestam, gave a public lecture at the “Public Lecture Series of BUMN Directors” which was held at Bale Sawala, Unpad Rectorate Building, Jatinangor, Tuesday (5/3). (Photo: Arief Maulana) *

This was conveyed by the President Director of PT. Bio Farma M. Rahman Roestam while giving a public lecture at the “Public Lecture Series of BUMN Directors” held at Bale Sawala, Unpad Rector Building, Jatinangor, Tuesday (5/3).

The use of technology in the industrial revolution era 4.0 is the focus of Bio Farma. Innovation is a part of every business activity runs by every BUMN that is engaged in manufacturing vaccines and medicines.

Rahman explained, the technological advances in the vaccine and medicine industry in the world does not necessarily become competitors of Bio Farma. It actually cooperates to become a working partner to produce better vaccine and medicine technology.

“Foreign countries are no longer competitors, but they must be partners,” he said.

This alumni of the Faculty of Pharmacy Unpad also said that the industrial revolution era 4.0 requires a strong commitment in every body of the company. Not only the vision and mission, this commitment must also reach the employees. Good leadership skills are needed by the leadership of the company.

“If we want to win in a match, do not look at employees as subordinates but as team work body. The Board of Directors is only a driver. He can’t win matches if there is no support from his employees,” said Rahman.

If every industry in Indonesia can run a leadership model properly, Rahman is optimistic that Indonesia’s industry will advance. “Indonesia can be trusted if its national industry can also be trusted,” Rahman said.

In the public lecture, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Vice Rector for Research, Community Service, Cooperation, and Unpad Academic Corporation, Dr. Keri Lestari, M.Sc., Apt., with M. Rahman Roestam. *

Report by Arief Maulana