Startup Shipper Appoints Angkasa Pura I Officials to Become Commissioner
Startup Shipper announced TNI Lieutenant General (ret) Ediwan Prabowo and Irfan Wahid as commissioners. This start-up in the logistics sector will focus on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Irfan Asy’ari Sudirman Wahid or familiarly called Ipang Wahid previously served as Special Advisor to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, for the Acceleration of Development of Tourism Destinations in 2019.
Then he was appointed as Independent Commissioner of PT Angkasa Pura I for the period 2020 – present. “I am very proud of the existence of Shipper as an e-commerce solution startup and strengthening the MSME sector,” said Irfan in a press statement, Monday (17/1).
Meanwhile, MSMEs make a major contribution to Indonesia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). “I hope that Shipper will become a sustainable company that is increasingly valuable, and can build a better Indonesian logistics ecosystem by taking advantage of the momentum of digitalization, especially at the MSME level,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. R. Ediwan Prabowo is a high-ranking officer in the Army. He received the Adhi Makayasa TNI Military Academy in 1984 from the Ajan Artillery branch.
He served as the main commissioner of PT Dahana (Persero) from 2015 to 2018. Dahana is a State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN) which is engaged in the production of explosives.
“I believe that Shipper can strengthen and streamline logistics services in Indonesia and the world. Its services are very helpful for MSMEs to continue to grow exponentially,” said Ediwan.
The Presence of the Two Figures is Expected to Advance the Shipper
Co-Founder and Chief Operation Officer (COO) Shipper Budi Handoko said the two figures have a wealth of experience in their respective fields.
He hopes that their presence on the board of commissioners will further complement the competencies needed by Shippers in carrying out their missions and increasing the efficiency of the logistics ecosystem in Indonesia, especially MSMEs.
“Pak Ediwan and Pak Irfan share the same vision as Shipper, which is to help business owners adapt and transition to the digital realm smoothly,” said Budi. He said that the presence of the two marked a new chapter for Shipper in providing logistics services.
Shipper digitally manages a network of fulfillment centers, shipping partners, and retail points. This startup manages more than 300 warehouses in 35 cities in Indonesia.
Logistics or delivery matters are often an obstacle for business actors in running their business. Especially in today’s digital era where business actors who sell online need the right, fast and safe delivery service.
Shipper, a technology company that provides integrated logistics solutions for various business scales, has been present in Indonesia since 2017 with services from upstream to downstream (end to end).
As a digital logistics aggregator platform, Shipper is supported by 40 well-known logistics partners with 12,000 agent networks throughout Indonesia to serve thousands of customers.
Shipper’s Development Since Its Inception
Initially, Shipper only had 40 warehouse units, but now it has grown to more than 300 warehouses in 35 cities with a warehousing area of more than 500,000 square meters.
“Shipper has grown its customer base from 2,700 to 20,000 plus online sellers, including hundreds of large-scale companies in various industries,” said Shipper’s Co-Founder and COO, Budi Handoko.
According to Budi Handoko, the ongoing pandemic has not prevented Shipper from continuing to develop. It is proven that Shipper continues to increase its workforce so that it currently has more than 1,900 employees.
This condition encourages Shipper to support the government’s efforts in realizing the National Logistics Ecosystem. Not only that, in four years of operation Shipper has won a number of proud awards.
Some of them are “The Most Innovative Digital Logistic Company” from Bisnis Indonesia Award 2021, Top Company 2021 by Y Combinator, 15 Linkedin Top Startups in Indonesia, and #GenTList2021 Leader of Tomorrow for Budi Handoko as COO & Co-Founder Shipper Indonesia.
Shipper’s achievement is thanks to the collaboration and support of the Indonesian people. Shipper is determined to continue to contribute to society through its logistics services in creating shared values with the slogan #ShipperuntukIndonesia.