Johnny Widodo

Johnny Widodo
Chief Executive Officer
Ringan (PT Ringan Teknologi Indonesia)
MBA (Strategy)

Mr Johnny Widodo leads Ringan Technology Indonesia, leading financial service enablers for small business owners as the CEO since Mar 2023. He was also widely known as "The Strongest CEO" in Indonesia due to his passion in heavy weightlifting and strongman sport. He was also awarded "Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni" in 2020.

Mr Widodo started his career as a R&D Engineer and was promoted as the youngest Principal Engineer out of 6,500 employees. He wrote over 25 International Journal and Conference papers and authored over 35 patents. He worked as Consultant in A.T. Kearney over various projects ranging from strategy formulation to procurement and operational transformation across multiple industries. He then joined PT Central Proteina Prima as Co-Head of Strategic Planning Group, helping the Chairman make decisions across all his businesses from aquaculture to banks.

In 2015, Mr Widodo joined OVO as Head of Business Development and worked across various functions i.e. marketing, operations, analytics, and sales. In 2016, he was promoted as Director of Sales and Partnerships handling both modern and SMEs market nationwide, and managing over 200 people in the team. In 2019, he led as Chief Executive Officer, leading over 1,000 people operating in 8 cities in Indonesia. In 2020, he was the CEO of OLX Group Indonesia, the largest automotive ecosystem in Indonesia operating in over 25 cities. In 2022, he led TaniHub Group as the CEO.

Mr Widodo holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (First Class Honours) degree and a Master of Engineering degree in Materials Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). He graduated with MBA from Nanyang Business School (NBS), NTU as the Best Student in Strategy.

Despite his busy schedule, he is active as public speaker across Asia, both online and offline. He serves as President of NTU Alumni Association (Indonesia) and NBS Alumni Advisory Board, and mentor for startups in various organisation.
Mr Widodo hosts J-Talk Podcast on YouTube, Anchor and Spotify. He also co-authored 2 books in Bahasa Indonesia, Survive, Plan, Grow - Kiat Menghadapi Gelombang Krisis and Membangun Negeri Melalui Startup (10 Kisah Startup di Indonesia) which were published in November 2020. He has one biography book "Tukang Insinyur jadi Bos". He loves to lift heavy weights and actively competes in Strongman event where he won Bronze medal in 2022.