- Christina Suriadjaja
The razor-sharp 30-year-old daughter of Johannes Suriadjaja, the president of public listed construction, property and hospitality firm PT Surya Semesta Internusa, used her street smarts and nose for trends and opportunity to start Travelio in 2015, an Airbnb-style website that’s tailored to Indonesian rules and regulations as well as preferences. While Travelio is an indirect subsidiary to her family business, Christina has also insisted on her company’s independence by sourcing for her own investors, among them, the Shangri-La’s Kuok Group and Singapore’s Anthill Ventures. She explained to Inc South East Asia, “I want to be a complementary business to them, not a burden. I don’t want them to have to worry. Her resourcefulness and business acumen earned her the Forbes 30 Under 30 title in 2017, in the Retail and e-Commerce category. The self-professed workaholic ends her days at 1am and her daddy who often wonders when she’ll join his company, can’t help but beam with pride.