GOJEK appoints Edy Sulistyo as CEO of entertainment division

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.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.