Tributes pour in for Arief Harsono, Indonesia’s oxygen entrepreneur

Tributes pour in for Arief Harsono, Indonesia’s oxygen entrepreneur

Industrial gas professionals from across the world have paid tribute to Arief Harsono, founder and CEO of the Samator Group and widely known as Indonesia’s oxygen entrepreneur, who sadly passed away on 2nd July.

Many within the global industrial gas community have been shocked by the news, as Harsono was so well known not only within the South East Asian industrial gases business but also at a global level.

Compounding that shock and sadness is the fact that the cause of death was understood to be Covid-19 (coronavirus) – at a time when Harsono himself and the Samator Group, via its Aneka Gas business, had recently joined the international community in helping to meet the dire need for oxygen supplies and equipment in India, Indonesia and other regional countries.

It’s understood that Harsono had been instrumental to this effort.

Tributes have been paid to those efforts, the innovation and entrepreneurship of Harsono, and to the fibre of the man himself from colleagues and friends all around the world.

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