Oesman Sapta Odang, also known as OSO, has recently been in the news since a video of BTP asking his permission to marry his girlfriend, Puput Nastiti Devi, went viral. Besides that, the massive red ring given by OSO for BTP is also a trending topic. Are you wondering who OSO is? If so, then you’re in luck, : we have compiled a few things about OSO to answer your questions.
He is a politician who sits in three top positions
Oesman Sapta Odang is indeed a politician, but he has not one but three top positions at the moment. He has been the General Chairman of the Hanura Party since 2016, the Deputy Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) since 2014, and the leader of the Regional Representative Council (DPD) since 2017.
He is active in other organisations
Besides sitting on the highest thrones in politics, Sukadana-born OSO served as the General Chairman of Himpunan Kerukunan Tani Indonesia (HKTI) from 2010 to 2015. Meanwhile, he has also led Gebu Minang, —a social organisation that aims to foster the potential of Minang communities— since 2016.
He is a top businessman
Besides his high-achieving positions, 68-year-old OSO is also the owner of the OSO Group, which has various business units including mining, property, stocks and investments, fisheries, printing, and many more.
He is among the richest in the country
With the help of his various business ventures, no wonder OSO is cited as one of the richest men in Indonesia. According Globe Asia in 2016, OSO was the 103rd richest man in Indonesia with a net worth of around Rp4.6 trillion.
He has a heart for sport
Just like most of us, OSO likes sports. When he was young, OSO once won a racing championship; he also has a thing for martial arts, like karate and boxing. He used to lead the West Kalimantan Karate Community and served as an organising leader of the World Boxing Championship in 1998.
His son was involved in the 2018 Asian Paralympics
OSO’s passion for sports also extends to his son, Raja Sapta Oktohari. Okto, his nickname, served as the chief organiser for the Asian Paralympic Games 2018. With this achievement, Okto was named as the youngest boxing promoter by the World Boxing Association. Like father like son, we say.