Dexa Group CEO, Ferry Soetikno won the Most Admired CEO 2020 award themed “The Rise of New Leadership Era to Accelerate Recovery” in the category of Outstanding Leadership for World-Class Pharmaceutical Company in Developing Health Sector Innovation to Survive During Crisis from Research and Consulting. This award applauds the CEO’s role in leading a company that continues to innovate and keep growing even in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.

The Most Admired CEO 2020 award was presented virtually by the CEO and Chief Editor of, Muhamad Ihsan and the Founder of Warta Ekonomi, Fadel Muhammad and witnessed by the 10th and 12th Vice Presidents of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla on Friday, 18 December 2020.

After receiving the award, Ferry invited all Dexan together to express gratitude and appreciation for this achievement.

“In 2020, the pharmaceutical industry carries big responsibility in providing medicines. We are trying to continue to supply medicines, medical devices, and diagnostic tools for Covid-19 patients, until now. We have also made many breakthroughs to provide digital-based services as we minimize physical contact between patients and medical personnel,” said Ferry Soetikno.

Ferry added that this award is a testament to PT Dexa Medica’s commitment to continue providing high-quality medicines in Indonesia, for the sake of public health at the national, regional, and global levels amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Ferry, Dexa Group as the largest pharmaceutical company in Indonesia has made real contributions to the health sector, for instance, developing Indonesian Original Modern Medicines and contributing to the success of the JKN (national health insurance) program. “Our challenge is on how we build the independence of raw materials for medicines. Dexa Group has made efforts for more than 15 years to research and develop herbal raw materials, which are now widely known as Indonesian Original Modern Medicines,” said Ferry.

In his remarks, Jusuf Kalla said that the company’s leader plays a role in bringing the company to achieve the best performance. Good company leaders are able to make the company survive and thrive in all conditions, including during a crisis.

“We all know that the leader’s job is to lead the organization and achieve the company’s goal to have good performance and great teamwork. We have to be ready to face any change for the situation nowadays,” said Jusuf Kalla.

​​Regarding the award, Muhamad Ihsan explained that the Indonesia Most Admired CEO Award 2020 appreciates CEOs with the best quality and image of being the most ideal CEO based on Warta Ekonomi’s employees and readers perception. The rapid development of digital and information technology in recent years has contributed to the dynamics of corporate leadership in Indonesia.

“In the midst of this unprecedented time, a CEO must have the quality to be resilient and visioner. The quality of a good CEO can also reflect the good quality of the company he leads,” he said.