Mr Sarpingi is the Chairman of the conglomerate group 4848, with various businesses in Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Boston and Jeddah. He has also held a number of titles including the Chairman for the Transportation Department in Indonesia and Deputy Chairman for the Indonesian Public Transport Association. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is focused on understanding innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of contexts, and Mr Sarpingi’s seminar is part of the Institute’s Practitioner Speaker Series which aims to bring together a mix of academics and practitioners to discuss issues relating to innovation and entrepreneurship around the world.