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Jakarta Post

Karen, first woman to run state-owned Pertamina

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Fri, February 6 2009   /  12:04 pm

Karen Agustiawan has become the first woman to step into the position of president director of state oil and gas company PT Pertamina. The country now waits for her strong leadership to turn Pertamina into a world-class company.
The 50-year-old woman believes Pertamina has the potential to grow to be a world-class oil and gas company, once its employees think globally and company is free from intervention.
She said she would “reject it at any cost” if there was any intervention that would harm either Pertamina or the country.
When asked what it was like to be the first female top executive, she said, “It was just ordinary, nothing too special or overwhelming.”
In fact, being the first woman to hold a high organizational position is not something new for Karen. The public came to know her in March 2008 when she was appointed th...