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Jakarta Post

‘Changes inevitable’: Erick Thohir brings reforms to SOEs, ministry

  • Riska Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 20, 2019   /  10:21 am
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SOEs Minister Erick Thohir.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

It has been less than a month since Erick Thohir took up position as state-owned enterprises (SOEs) minister, and he has made a string of decisions that have rocked the ministry and enterprises under its supervision. The businessman-turned-bureaucrat dismissed seven undersecretaries from their posts, saying on Monday that the restructuring was aimed at making the ministry more efficient in accordance with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s mission. The number of undersecretaries will also be reduced to three from the previous seven officials. Six of the dismissed echelon I officials will be posted to the vice president director positions at several state-owned enterprises, while another one will hold a president director position. The ministry’s former undersecretary for agriculture and pharmaceuticals, Wahyu Kuncoro, was appointed vice president director o...