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'The Jakarta Post' chief editor Nezar Patria appointed director at Pos Indonesia

  • Alya Nurbaiti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 24, 2020   /   07:07 pm
'The Jakarta Post' chief editor Nezar Patria appointed director at Pos Indonesia Nezar Patria poses during World Press Freedom Day at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, in May 2014. (Courtesy of/Nezar Patria)

The Jakarta Post’s editor-in-chief Nezar Patria has been appointed to the board of directors at state-owned postal company PT Pos Indonesia.

According to a State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) ministerial decree issued on Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by the Post, Nezar will serve as PT Pos Indonesia's director of institutional affairs, replacing former director Noer Fajriansyah.

“I want to take on a new challenge in the bigger ecosystem of digital industry,” Nezar told the Post.

“I passed the selection process and was appointed as the director of institutional affairs, whose job is to build strategic relationships with partners, accelerate digital and business transformation and support innovations made by other departments."

Other than Nezar, the newly appointed directors include digital business director of telecommunication giant PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), Faizal Rochmad Djoemadi, who will serve as the president director of PT Pos Indonesia and vice president of human capital engagement at Mandiri Bank, Tonggo Marbun, as the director of human and general resources.

SOE Minister Erick Thohir also appointed CEO of Muamalat Bank and independent commissioner at PT Zurich Endy Pattia Rahmadi as the director of finance, as well as Hariadi, formerly a director at Quantum Solutions Logistics Indonesia, as director of courier and logistics.

The decree stipulates that members of the board of directors at PT Pos Indonesia are not allowed to have multiple positions and therefore must resign or be removed from their previous position.

Nezar said he would officially leave the Post on Oct. 1.

“Starting [Thursday], I serve as PT Pos Indonesia’s director of institutional affairs. On Oct. 1, my position at the Post will be handed over to the new editor-in-chief,” Nezar said.

He also expressed his regret for having to leave the Post.

“It’s sad because the Post is more than just an English-language media; it shows journalism with attitude and impact," Nezar said.

"I really enjoyed working with my comrades at The Jakarta Post, but change is inevitable, I think I’m giving the younger people opportunity to take over and bring the Post to the next level.

Nezar had served as the Post's chief editor since Feb. 1, 2018, becoming the sixth editor-in-chief since the paper's first publication in April 1983.

Prior to his appointment as chief editor, Nezar took the helm of the Post’s online department, leading the expansion of the paper’s website since 2015.