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Jakarta Post

Candidates for Pertamina's top post submitted to Jokowi: SOE official

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 25, 2018   /   05:31 pm
Candidates for Pertamina's top post submitted to Jokowi: SOE official The logo of state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina. ( PT )

A list of candidates for the post of president director of state-owned energy company Pertamina president has been submitted to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, according to a State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry official.

“The [names] have been submitted by SOE Minister Rini Soemarno, who is now waiting for the President’s input,” Fajar Harry Sampurno, the ministry’s undersecretary for mining, strategic industries and media affairs, said in Jakarta on Wednesday as quoted by

He declined to provide the names or disclose how many candidates had been chosen, saying only that the list included both existing Pertamina officials and candidates from outside the company.

 “Once the President has made his decision and selected a candidate, the minister will inaugurate [the new Pertamina president director],” Fajar added.

The government overhauled the board of directors of Pertamina last Friday, including by sacking former president director Elia Massa Manik and four other directors. The move came following an oil spill that caused environmental damage and led to multiple deaths in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, earlier this month, and amid a scarcity of Premium gasoline in various regions.

Pertamina human resources director Nicke Widyawati was appointed acting president director to lead the company until a new president director is inaugurated. (bbn)