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JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – State Own minister, Erick Thohir, picked Irfan Setiaputra become a CEO of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk (IDX: GIAA) to replace Ari Askhara. The government also appointed former head of creative economy agency, Triawan Munaf, as the chairman of the company

“I hope that Mr. Irfan can carry out the mandate properly, follow the principles of Good Corporate Governance and can bring Garuda even better,” said the minsiter in an official statement released today (01/22).

He added, the appointment of Munaf based on his experiences to improve the marketing strategies and image of Garuda, which was interrupted on the smuggling case by the former directors. As reported, Thohir has fired some of board of director of the aviation firm on Harley Davidson and Brompton smuggling case last December.

Setiaputra has an experienced in the state-owned enterprises businesses. He was the former boss of PT INTI, a telecom provider owned by the government for three years since March 2009 to July 2012.

He was resigned from its job cause he felt his salary was smaller than previous company. The man born in Jakarta on Oct. 24, 1964, is an alumnus of the Bandung Institute of Technology.

Before leading the state-owned company, Setiaputra had a career in the field of informatics like IBM, LinkNet and Cisco. After graduating from INTI, he moved to PT Titan Mining Indonesia as a CEO and worked for less than two years at the company.

Then, he got a position as Chief Operating Officer at PT ABM Investama Tbk (IDX: ABMM) for only one year then moved to PT Cipta Kridatama as President Director and CEO for two years and 11 months.

Not stopping there, he then filled in for the same position at PT Reswara Minergi Hartama for eight months. Both companies are subsidiaries of ABM Investama, a subsidiary of the Tiara Marga Trakindo group.

For the past year he worked for a Jakarta-based internet of things company called Sigfox Indonesia.

in Dec. 5, 2019, Thohir dismissed five Garuda directors for being involved in smuggling cases. The irectors smuggled the motorbike and bicycle on the new Garuda Airbus A330-900 NEO aircraft which was sent directly from France.

The five deposed directors were Askhara, Technical and Service Director Iwan Joeniarto, Cargo and Business Development Director Mohammad Iqbal, and Human Capital Director Heri Akhyar, and Operations Director Bambang Adisurya Angkasa.

List of Garuda Indonesia Management

Board of Commissioner

President Commissioner: Triawan Munaf

Deputy President Commissioner: Chairal Tanjung

Independent Commissioner: Yenny Wahid

Independent Commissioner: Elisa Lumbantoruan

Commissioner: Peter Gontha

Board of Directors

CEO : Irfan Sebuahutra

Deputy President Director: Dony Oskaria

Director of Finance and Risk Management: Fuad Rizal

Director of Operations: Tumpal Manumpak Hutapea

Human Capital Director: AryaperwiraAdileksana

Technical Director: Rahmat Hanafi

Director of Services, Business Development, and IT: Ade R. Susardi

Commerce and Cargo Director: M. Rizal Pahlevi

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