GOJEK Entertainment Group, a new division of Indonesian unicorn GOJEK, has appointed Edy Sulistyo as its chief executive officer.
Sulistyo is now the head of GOPLAY (a streaming video service), GOSTUDIO (in-house studio to produce films), GOLIVE, Loket (event management and ticket business unit), and GOTIX (movie and event ticket purchasing service).
Prior to joining GOJEK Entertainment Group, Sulistyo, who holds a degree in computer engineering from Ohio State University, was with event management platform Loket where he spent more than five years as head of the company, serving from 2013 to 2018.
Edy, in fact, established Loket in 2013, that was later acquired by GOJEK in 2017. Prior to the acquisition, Loket received funding from East Ventures and Sovereign Capital. Today, even after the acquisition, the company’s management and business remain independent.
Before that, Sulistyo established eEvent in 2009, an event management startup in Ohio, wherein he had spent four years as its chief technology officer. He eventually sold eEvent to some investors and exited the business. Besides, he has also had stints at consulting service firm eSolutech and Eaton Corporation, US-based multinational power management in a career spanning over 15 years.
With Edy being at the helm of GOJEK Entertainment Group since last year, the company has an ambitious plan to become an online media content provider in Indonesia.
Going forward, the unicorn plans to launch its own subscription-based streaming service under GOPLAY unit in the second half of this year, offering Indonesian and Asian films to audiences. The service will include Indonesian films that GOJEK has been investing in and producing through its GOSTUDIO, which is in partnership with a local production house.