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Rusdi Kirana

Potrait of Rusdi Kirana, the chief executive of Indonesia’s Lion group for Forbes Indonesia cover story. Rusdi’s adaptability has served him well in the volatile airline busi- ness. Starting with just $900,000 in 1999, he and his brother have built Lion Air as the largest airline in Indo- nesia, by passengers flown and fleet size. Rusdi is planning to take the pri- vate airline public soon and the most recent indicative value of the airline is about Rp 30 trillion, nearly double the value of the listed national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. Photo by Ahmad Zamroni/HKV