Friday, January 01, 2010

Thomas Sugijata, the new customs boss

Thomas Sugijata has formally been sworn in as the new director general for customs at finance ministry to replace Anwar Suprijadi who served since 2006. This is a promotion for Thomas who served as director for investigation prior to the new job. Anwar, meanwhile, enters his mandatory retirement after one year of extension.
Born in Yogyakarta, June 21, 1951, Thomas graduated from University of Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta and master degree from University of Diponegoro, Semarang. "He is smart, decisive, and discipline. He leads the team to accelerate reform at the customs office since 2006," Evy Suhartantyo, spokesperson of Customs Office told on Thursday.
Thomas is married to Maria Eni Budi Utama. They have three children. One of them is Johanes Bayu Kristianto (graduated from University of Technology Sidney, Australia) who is now working in a shipping and transportation company in Sydney (according to his wedding website). reported that Finance Minister Sri Mulyani could not hide her sadness at saying goodbye with the release of Anwar Suprijadi tenure as Director General of Customs and Excise on Thursday tonight.
According to Sri Mulyani, Anwar was the personification of the state officials who have completed the task well. Sri Mulyani also said Anwar was a successful bureaucratic reforms in the Directorate General of Customs that Customs had won the trust of society and government. "Mr Anwar has made various efforts to reform the bureaucracy in the Directorate General of Customs, this certainly is not easy. I give credit not only for Mr Anwar but the entire DG customs," he said.



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