Only a few months ago, the name Erick Thohir would not have meant much to fans & insiders of Italian football. Only Major League Soccer & National Basketball Association fans had really heard of the Indonesian businessman on the back of Thohir’s co-ownership of the three-time NBA champion Philadelphia 76ers & four-time MLS Cup champion D.C. United.At the age of 43, Thohir now seems set to take the reins at Inter, with an investment of around 260 million euros earmarked for the purchase of 80 percent of the Milan side, while he could even take over the club entirely, thus becoming the first Asian owner of an Italian team. Thohir is one of the richest men in Jakarta & is an entrepreneur on the rise. His flourishing media empire consists of several radio stations, three television channels, sports magazines, advertising companies & online publishing.And Thohir has an immense passion for sport – team sports to be more precise – with basketball being one of his personal favorites. On the other hand, he loathes sports such as golf & swimming, which thrive on personal pursuits. He currently holds the position of president of the Southeast Asia Basketball Association & is one of the owners of Persib Bandung, a team playing in the top tier of Indonesian basketball.