A sneak peek in the life of our Alumni - Anton Tarigan
“Both the intercultural environment and the drive to work hard for my MBA helped me develop my career."
Meet Anton Tarigan, Head of Section at the Ministry of Finance, Directorate of Government’s Support and Infrastructure Financing Management in Indonesia. Anton Tarigan is an MBA alumnus in Corporate Strategy & Economic Policy and in this blog Anton shares his (career) journey during and after graduating in 2015.
My experience during and after my MBA
Looking back at my time at MSM I feel that it was a good experience where I had the chance to study with students coming from many countries and other cultures. I especially remember the “pressure cooker” system at MSM, which pushes every student to work and study hard. Both the intercultural environment and the drive to work hard for my MBA helped me develop my career. More so that after completing my study at MSM I was promoted to Head of Section for Public, Private Partnerships (PPP) project preparation. In this role, my main responsibilities include assisting the Government Contracting Agency (GCA) in preparing the Final Business Case (FBC), preparing the transaction process and reviewing the proposal from the GCA to obtain government support for PPP projects. Also coordinating with line Ministries to mitigate possible bottlenecking issues to speed up the infrastructure provision is part of my tasks.
“I hope that in the future I can participate and contribute more positively to my country.”
Plans and dreams
My future entails amongst others completing a DBA. Through the process of applying, I still reap the benefits of being an MSM alumnus as one of my MSM lecturers helped me with a recommendation when pursuing my Doctoral Scholarship through the Australian Awards Scholarships.
Besides broadening my knowledge and skills, I hope that in the future I can participate and contribute more positively to my country. It is one of my dreams that by being involved in the provision of basic infrastructure, I can contribute towards the development of my country. Such as helping less developed areas in Indonesia to have access to infrastructure financing and better project preparation. Thus, the government and the people will get better quality infrastructure.
I personally believe that a better infrastructure can act as a multiplier in a nation’s economy. A good infrastructure will create new job opportunities, improve health and education access and improve the quality of life. Which, in the end, will increase the output and productivity of the citizens.
MSM’s Alumni blogs is a series of guest blogs by our alumni sharing professional and inspiring stories of their career after MSM. Special thanks to Anton Tarigan for sharing his career path after his Master in Business Administration at Maastricht School of Management.
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