Mr. Sadikin began his career in 1988 as an Information Technology Officer at IBM’s Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and worked at IBM until 1994 culminating as Manager of Systems Integration & Professional Services. Subsequently, he joined PT Bank Bali Tbk. until 1999 and held various managerial roles, including General Manager of Electronic Banking, Chief General Manager of the Jakarta Region, and Chief General Manager of Human Resources.
Mr. Sadikin then moved to ABN AMRO Bank Indonesia and remained there until 2004. His last position at the bank was Director of Consumer and Commercial Banking (Senior Vice President) for ABN AMRO Bank Indonesia & Malaysia.Following his time at ABN AMRO, Budi joined PT Bank Danamon Tbk. as Head of Consumer Banking (Executive Vice President) and later Director of Adira Quantum Multi Finance.
In 2006, he joined Bank Mandiri as Director of Micro & Retail Banking. In 2013, he was assigned as President Director of Bank Mandiri until March 2016. After completing his tenure at Bank Mandiri, he served as Senior Advisor to the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises from 2016 until 2017 and afterwards appointed as Chairman for PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero).
From September 2017 until November 2019, he was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Mining Industry Holding Company, PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) consisting of PT Aneka Tambang Tbk, PT Bukit Asam Tbk, PT Timah Tbk, and PT Freeport Indonesia as Holding Member.
Before appointed as Minister of Health, he served as Vice Minister of State-owned Enterprises to build strong and globally competitive enterprises. Mr. Sadikin is actively involved in professional organization and holds various positions, including Board Member of the Indonesian Bankers Association (IBI), member of the Acquiring Business Executive Council of VISA Asia Pacific and member of SWIFT Asia-Pacific Advisory Group (APAG), and as Advisory Board Member of Association of Indonesia FinTech Startup Companies