Tanri Abeng Appointed as Pertamina’s President Commissioner
Jakarta. Businessman and former minister Tanri Abeng was appointed as the new president commissioner of state-controlled energy company Pertamina, replacing Sugiharto whose term ended.
The State-Owned Enterprises Ministry, which acts as shareholder of Pertamina, said in a statement on Wednesday that it also appointed Sahala Lumban Gaol, Suahasil Nazara and Widhyawan Prawiraatmadja as new commissioners to help boost Pertamina’s performance. Each commissioner will serve for a five-year term.
State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Sumarno said Pertamina is now facing more challenging situations as the company no longer has monopolistic roles.
“Pertamina’s new board of commissioners have acknowledged Pertamina’s situation because from their previous positions they have interacted with Pertamina. We hope they can start working in accordance with the roadmap to make Pertamina a world- class company,” she said in the statement.
Tanri served as a minister of state-owned enterprises during Suharto’s era.
He welcomed the new position and challenges that would come with it.
“Pertamina is already in a good track to grow rapidly in the future. We really love challenges. We are ready to cooperate with the directors to make Pertamina a global competitor,” he said.
The management changes at Pertamina are the latest following the ministry’s appointment of a new board of directors in November, with Dwi Sutjipto taking the helm of the company.
President Joko Widodo’s administration had announced plan to reform Pertamina along with Indonesia’s energy sector.
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Source: The Jakarta Globe