Friday, July 17, 2009

Hill & Associate exec severely injured

Andrew (Andy) Stewart Cobham, CEO of PT Hill Konsultan Indonesia, a unit of Hong Kong-based intelligence service company Hill & Associates, is severely wounded from bomb blast at JW Marriott Hotel, Jakarta today. 
According to famous MTV VJ Shanty, a family friend, Andy needs surgery on the back of his head hit by shattered glasses of Marriott Hotel. Even more sadness to his family, Andy's leg needs an amputation due to serious wounds, reported. 
Andy is among executives attended a breakfast meeting at the hotel this morning when a suicide bomb blasts and killed at least six people at the scene.
Andy was appointed country manager of Hill and Associates in July 14, 2008. Andy held the position of president director and country manager of PT Motorola Indonesia from 1998-2006. According to Hill & Associates' website, since then Andy has acted in a private consultant capacity. He has been a frequent advisor to the government of Indonesia on infrastructure development as well as an advisor to several Indonesian as well as multinational companies. Andy is also vice chairman of Mastel, an industry consultative body to the government of Indonesia on all matters related to IT and telecommunications. 
He is also a governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, chairs the telecommunications committee of that body and is also a director of the Indonesian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce. 

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