Adi Tahir leads chamber of commerce
Businessman and Golkar politician Adi Putra Darmawan Tahir has been appointed provisional leader of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) to replace MS Hidayat, who has been appointed industry affairs minister since October 2009. Adi was deputy chairman of the organization.
Adi will be the provisional leader of KADIN Indonesia until March 2010 when the organization will have its special convention to elect the permanent chairman. Who is Adi?
Born in Bandung, West Java, in May 18, 1953, Adi is a member of House Commission VI (in charge of industry and trade affairs) from Golkar Party.
He is the owner of PT Adyro Dwimitra and PT Pratama Lintas Komunika. He was the chairman of Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) in 1992-1995. He is son of the late Achmad Tahir, former tourism and telecommunication minister under Soeharto regime. His sister Linda Amalia Sari Agum Gumelar is currently minister for women affairs. Linda is wife of Lt General (ret) Agum Gumelar, former transportation and telecommunication minister under both Wahid and Megawati administrations.