Monday, January 18, 2010

Widodo AS, new chairman of Pertamina?

Widodo AS, former military commander and coordinating minister for politic, security, law, and human rights, is tipped as candidate for president commissioner of state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina to replace Sutanto, who is now the head of National Intelligence Agency (BIN).
Widodo was cabinet member in 2004-2009. He is known as one of trusted aides of President SBY. Other name mentioned as candidate for the post is Sugiharto, former state-owned enterprises minister, who has reportedly been promised an ambassador job after he was kicked out from the cabinet in 2007.
The president commissioner position has been vacant since Sutanto's appointment as cabinet member. Sutanto replaced Endriartono Soetarto (also a former military commander) in 2008. In the board of directors, Karen Agustiawan, will be retained as CEO, while other board members will be replaced.




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