Tengku Mohd. Khairal Abdullah., BBA., MBA., Ph.D.

Tengku Mohd. Khairal Abdullah., BBA., MBA., Ph.D.

Tengku Mohd. Khairal Abd., BBA., MBA., Ph.D. is the current Head of Program of MM Blended Learning at BINUS Business School, Jakarta – Indonesia. He has over 15 years of combined professional academic & industry experience in Malaysia & Indonesia. He received his Ph.D from Universiti Utara Malaysia in 2011. His thesis which focused on Corporate Restructuring Strategy, making him one of  few scholars who has expertise in restructuring troubled companies. During more than 20 years of his stay in Malaysia, he also involved in several projects on Corporate Strategy Formulation involving both private and government agencies. Intra Delta Landscaping Sdn. Bhd., Penawar Industries Sdn. Bhd., Langkawi Development Authority, and HBR Malaysian Safety Glass Sdn. Bhd., were named the few in which he had some experienced working with. His main research area is still on Corporate Strategy/ Strategic Management. He secured 2 Fundamental Research Grant Scheme from Malaysian Government in 2011, which is one of the most competitive Research Grant Scheme in Malaysia, and also making him one of the few non-local who managed to secure the grant. With more than 12 years of experience as academician, his portfolio of subjects covered wide area of business management, such as Strategic Management, Financial Management, Operational Management, Human Resource Management and Research Methodology. Although he has wide range of teaching portfolio, his passion is still on Corporate Restructuring, Business Strategy, Strategic Management and Research Methodology.

Case Document


It was one bright afternoon in the month of April 2019. It was just one week ago that Franciscus Xaverius Laksana Kesuma was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of PT United Tractors Tbk. The bright afternoon, did not seem to be quite bright just yet, as the price of coal continues to fall and the dream of making a comeback for one of the leading company in heavy equipment in Indonesia might only be just a dream. The eerily look on the future of Indonesia mining industry which heavily related to the main business of PT United Tractors who delve in heavy equipment business somehow painted a bit darker grey of the bright afternoon. As Franciscus gazed in the afternoon shades and wonder if the storm would pass?


It was a gloomy Tuesday morning and the date was March 22nd, 2016. There were rumors for the past few days that there would be a demonstration protesting against the very existence of online taxi such as Go-Jek, Uber and Grab, rumors that happened to be true. There was some sweeping against online taxi in some areas of Jakarta done by several taxi companies, the very-legal taxi company that were being hit quite hard to the point of extinction by these online transportation companies. The sweeping went quite violent as these demonstrators harass personal vehicles in search for Grab and Go-Jek drivers. It was a sad day for Indonesian transportation industry as demonstrations went brutal and temporarily slipped towards anarchy in some parts of Jakarta. Specific for Nadim Makarim’s Go-Jek company, the demonstration really showed the bitterness that his company brings towards this legal taxi drivers. Few years has been passed since the establishment of Go-Jek company and he is still wondering whether he is doing the right thing? And whether he can keep doing this right?