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World Car Awards - Juror Profile


INDONESIA
 


MUNAWAR CHALIL

Publisher & Group Editor-in-Chief: Oto.com, Carvaganza.com and Zigwheels.co.id

Munawar Chalil started his career as journalist in 1990 as a reporter for TEMPO, the most prominent political weekly magazine in Indonesia. When the magazine was banned by the government in 1994, he moved to another political magazine Forum Keadilan.

In early 2000, to follow his childhood dream and hobby in automotive, he made an dramatic career change by publishing F1 Racing, a British franchised magazine in Bahasa Indonesia, as editor in chief.

A year later he also brought RallyXS, also a franchised magazine from UK, to serve the Indonesia rally enthusiast. At the same time, since 2003, he also became the Editor-in-Chief for Motor Trend Indonesia magazine until 2014.

In early 2015, he started to publish Carvaganza magazine, carvaganza.com and motovaganza.com. When his company merged with Oto.com in 2019, he was appointed as Publisher and Group Editor-in-Chief for Oto Media Group which includes oto.com, carvaganza.com and zigwheels.co.id until now.