4 minutes with… Prof. Dr. El J. Sjahrial, Group Chairman, Caedz Group

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

In the business of Economic Re-engineering, facilitate the transforming the global economy to climate change dependent infastructure economy. This include clean and renewable biofuel.

Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months.

To oversee Global Climate Change Initiative infrastructure projects that involved in facilitating the reformation of legislative policies, guide technology developers to new frontiers, finance the business opportunities to open new market deploying climate change specific product developments and infrastructure constructions worldwide.

What do you feel are the most important milestones the industry must achieve in the next 5 years?  

To pay close attention to the multitude deliverables – failures and successes of the various aspects listed above deployed simultaneously and concurrently so that we learn to be better the next time. One small steps at a time simultaneously with multitude of small steps.

If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about the Advanced Bioeconomy, what would you change? 

Attitude of businesses and public expectation.

Of all the reasons that influenced you to join the Advanced Bioeconomy industry, what single reason stands out for you as still being compelling and important to you?  

Understand whats out there and help improve the world.

Where are you from? 


What was your undergraduate major in college, and where did you attend? Why did you choose that school and that pathway?

Formerly neuro-physiologist and particle physicist turned economic re-engineer.

What hobbies do you pursue, away from your work in the industry?

Reading, walking in the woods, and family time.

What are 3 books you’d want to have with you, if you were stranded on a desert island

Tao of Physics, Ecology of Commerce and the Prophet. 

What’s your favorite city or place to visit, for a holiday?  


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