It was started from an Idea

In 1966, supported by students, Indonesian government made some improvement in politics, economy, social and culture, also defense and security. At the same time in Europe and America, moral movement was growing. One organization which promoted the idea of the movement was Moral Re-armament. One of its figures was FG. Hendricks, from the Netherlands, he visited Indonesia to study students’ activities in 1966.

At the same time, Dr. A.M. Kadarman SJ (his Dutch name, A.M. Kuylaars), who at that time was still the Head of Economics of Faculty of Education (IKIP) Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta, visited Europe. When he returned to Indonesia, he had an idea to build a business school in Indonesia similar with Harvard Business School. With Mr. F. Diepen, the Fokker director (an aircraft company) as a mediator, Dr. Kadarman met Mr. FG Hendrick in the Netherlands. Both agreed to put the ideas together and tried to make that business school in Indonesia come into reality.

Dr. Kadarman and FG. Hendrick tried to meet entrepreneurs, including from DAF car factory, and officials of the Directorate of International Technique Cooperation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, to smoothen the idea. In principle, entrepreneurs, together with the Netherlands government, agreed to give some subsidies with a condition that Indonesia had to provide a representative body to run the idea.

On the other hand, political situation in Indonesia, although it began to be stable, it was still insecure and it was facing the sectarian conflict which at that time was still worrisome, so the institution which was going to be built had to push down the insecurity and conflict, which might come out.

The Establishment of Yayasan Pendidikan dan Pembinaan Manajemen

On July 03, 1967 , taking place in an entrepreneur’s house named C. Soebianto, on Jalan Wijaya I/41 Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, a meeting to form the foundation was held. C. Soebianto also provided an office on Jalan Melawai Raya 16 Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta to support the early establishment activities.

One of the meeting agendas was to ask the readiness of three figures—Prof. Dr. Bahder Djohan, representing Moslems, Dr. AM. Tambunan, representing Protestants and IJ. Kasimo, representing Catholics, to act as the founders of Yayasan Pendidikan dan Pembinaan Manajemen in front of the notary. The reason was that the three figures were famous and steadfast in the struggle and dedication to the Republic of Indonesia.

After a while, figures from Buddhists and Hindus also joined the foundation’s management, so it strengthened Yayasan Pendidikan dan Pembinaan Manajemen which highly honored togetherness and diversity.

It was said that the purpose of this foundation was to develop management in Indonesia based on Pancasila. It was a management system that concerned about all parties’ interests—shareholders, employees, consumers, public, and the government.

The foundation strickly rejected capitalist management which concerned only about profit, and also rejected communist management which sacrificed human personality for the sake of groups’ interests.

Moved to Menteng

The Head of Governing Body of Yayasan Pendidikan dan Pembinaan Manajemen, Letjen (Purn.) TNI AD Dr. TB. Simatupang and The Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Hugo Scheltema, following the agreement up, signed the Confinancing Agreement on September 9, 1969. Then the Netherlands government appointed Nederlandse Organisatie voor Internationale Samenwerking in Den Haag as the executer to get the procurement funds for Bina Manajemen building (at that time the name was Bina Manajemen).

Meanwhile, the lack of the funds was provided by Misereor, an aid agency formed by bishops in Germany, and long term soft loan by Ecumenical Church Loan Fun (ECLOF), part of The World Council of Churches, located in Geneva, Switzerland.

On June 1, 1972 all activities of Lembaga Pendidikan dan Pembinaan Manajemen were moved from Jl. Budi Kemuliaan No. 2 to Bina Manajemen building Jl. Menteng Raya 9.

Revitalization of PPM Manajemen

In early 2000, welcoming the 21st century, PPM introduced a new logo reflecting the new dynamics. With a new logo that added the word ‘management’, PPM would like to emphasize the commitment and focus to the development of science and management practices in Indonesia. While the symbol ‘comet’ describes PPM’s vision which constantly stares into the future and always be adaptable to changes.

In facing the various changes, currently PPM Manajemen confirms its position to provide an integrated service to help the organization transformation or Integrated Management Solutions for Organization Transformation. Through its integrated services, PPM Manajamen is committed in assisting its strategic partners to grow and develop into an innovative, valuable and sustainable organization.

Surely this revitalization will not stop at one point, but it will continue so that PPM Manajemen can be a world class organization.