Michael Ruslim passes away
Michael Ruslim, president director of PT Astra International (ASII) Tbk passed away this morning in Singapore Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Kompas.com reported few minutes ago. We reported two days ago that Michael was evacuated from Jakarta to Singapore due to dengue fever.
Some of his friends said it was just too late to evacuate Michael. Dengue fever could be very dangerous if the detection was too late. Dengue started with a very high fever for 2-3 days and the fever rapidly dropped on the third day.
Born in Bandung, West Java, in November 29, 1953, Michael married to Trisni Puspitaningtyas. They have two children: Gisela and Gilang.
He was appointed as President Director of PT Astra International Tbk in May 2005. He has overall responsibility for the Group's businesses. He was previously Vice President Director from 2002 to 2005 and Director from 1991 to 2002. Prior to joining the Company in 1983, he was Assistant Vice President of Citibank N.A. Jakarta. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976 with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1978.