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Dahlan Iskan named to lead state power utility PLN

  • Aditya Suharmoko and Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 23 2009   /  09:22 am

The government has selected the new president director of troubled state power utility PT PLN.The hot seat goes to media mogul Dahlan Iskan. He will have a tough job, slated to start before the end of this year. “We’ll just wait for the inauguration,” State Minister for State Enterprises Mustafa Abubakar said Tuesday. Mustafa refused to name the replacement of current PLN president director Fahmi Mochtar, but gave a brief nod when Dahlan’s name was mentioned.Dahlan Iskan, chief executive officer of the Jawa Pos Group, has been named as a strong candidate to replace Fahmi. Apart from his position at Jawa Pos, Dahlan is also president director of two independent power producers: PT Cahaya Fajar Kaltim in East Kalimantan and PT Prima Electric Power in Surabaya.In a meeting with journalists on Monday, Dahlan admitted that he had taken a qualifying test for the position starting on No...