Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Purnama resigned from Indofood

Philip S. Purnama has resigned as director of listed food industry giant PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk for undisclosed reasons, Detik.com reported. Purnama, 42, declined to explain the move. Indofood notified JSX on Monday about Purnama's resignation without explanation.

Purnama, one of Anthony Salim's trusted professionals, was also the Chief Commercial Officer of Bogasari Flour Mill, Indofood's subsidiary. He was responsible for the flour sales, marketing, corporate strategy and business development post deregulation of Indonesian flour industry. Ever since deregulation, he led Bogasari to increase sales to US$800 millions in six years, with market share of 66%.
According to the bio available at his personal website (http://ppurnama.com), Mr Purnama was also active in the Salim Group in business development, merger and acquisition of food and agribusiness. He serves as Director of Salim & CBH Joint Ventures in Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Prior to joining Bogasari in 1998, Philip Purnama was the Chief Operating Officer & General Manager of Pacific Flour & Food (China & Hong Kong) in 1992-1995.
He had worked before in The Chase Manhattan Bank Corporate Finance Department, structuring commercial loan to the Government of Indonesia and several prominent Indonesian conglomerates.
Father of Chloe (6), Philip is active in social works and education. He is an active global pioneer of food fortification to alleviate malnutrition among children and women. He teaches competition and strategy at University of Indonesia.
Mr Purnama holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. He is fluent in Mandarin and several Chinese dialects.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that quite a handful Indonesians who graduated from Harvard Business School work (or used to work) for either the Suharto's family or for his ex-cronies: Humpuss, Salim, or SinarMas to name a few. Ever wonder why?

March 10, 2007 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Erwin Sukandar said...

I know one friend graduated from Harvard with best integrity and commitment, Muliaman Hadad, deputy governor of Bank Indonesia. Met him and family in Monash for almost two years and he shows consistency up until today.

I know P Purnama also with similar character but working as a professional in private sector.

Hoping that good people taking the best role for good development of the country.

Erwin Sukandar

October 11, 2007 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Salim and it's Bogasari. It's supposed to be big. To command respect from a window of a mercedes is easy, but could anyone do the same from a window of a hyundai? Enough said.

May 04, 2010 5:45 PM  

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