Mr. Eddy Pratomo, an Indonesian citizen, is the Independent Chairman of the Company. He is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee as well as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Pratomo started his career in the Directorate of International Organisations, Directorate General of Politics, as Section Head of Humanitarian Affairs in 1982 at the Indonesian Foreign Ministry. In 1986, he was appointed as the Young Diplomat dealing with the economic affairs of the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations, New York. He has more than 30 years of experience in domestic and foreign international affairs, economics, and public policies. Most notably, Mr. Pratomo was posted to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London, where he was appointed as the Deputy Head of Indonesian Representatives and subsequently the Acting Ambassador from 2004 to 2006. Furthermore, from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Pratomo was the Director General of Law and International Treaties Affairs and subsequently the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Federal Republic of Germany until 2013. Mr. Pratomo had also acted as the legal advisor to the Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Timor- Leste, and was appointed as the Senior Advisor/Special Staff of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Foreign Relations. Since October 2015, Mr. Pratomo holds the position as Special Envoy to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Maritime Delimitations between Indonesia and Malaysia. Mr. Pratomo obtained a Doctorate in International Law from Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia in 2011.
Mr. Hong Kah Ing, an Indonesian citizen, is an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Hong has more than 10 years of experience in the natural resources industry. Mr. Hong started his career in MBf Leasing Sdn. Bhd., a finance company based in Malaysia and Indonesia, as a credit marketing executive in 1993. He was eventually promoted to Director of Multi-Finance and Card Services at PT MBf Multi-Finance in Indonesia in 1996. In 1999, Mr. Hong founded PT Bina Mitra Serasi (“PT BMS”), which provided integrated IT solutions services. In 2003, PT BMS entered into a joint venture with DRB-Hicom to form PT Hicom BMS to provide integrated airport security systems to several airports in Indonesia where Mr. Hong was appointed as president director of PT Hicom BMS. In 2005, PT BMS acquired DRB-Hicom’s interest in PT Hicom BMS. Mr. Hong is currently the director of PT BMS, the previous shareholder of PT Anugrah Tambang Sejahtera (“PT ATS”). Mr. Hong is also the director of PT Teknik Alum Service (“PT TAS”) and President Commissioner of PT ATS. Mr. Hong obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Central Queensland, Australia in 1992.
Mr. Syed Abdel Nasser Bin Syed Hassan Aljunied, a Singapore citizen, is an Executive Director of the Company. He is also a director of PT TAS. Mr. Aljunied has extensive experience in banking, M&A and finance. In the 1990s, he was assistant vice president at both Chase Private Bank and later Smith Barney Shearson Asset Management where he managed a discretionary foreign exchange and interest rates and derivatives portfolio. Between 1995 and 1996, Mr. Aljunied was director of foreign exchange and fixed income group at the Swiss Bank Corporation, overseeing the emerging market foreign exchange and the options sales team. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Aljunied was the director at Credit Suisse First Boston where he headed the Asian foreign exchange and fixed income derivatives team in the emerging markets group in Singapore. Mr. Aljunied had also previously sat on the board of Atlantic Oilfield Services Ltd., a Dubai based subsidiary of KS Energy Limited, an integrated onshore and offshore oil & gas service provider listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST from 2008 to 2010. In 2008, he was also on the board of and a shareholder of CMS Trust Berhad and CMS Asset Management, an asset management company with assets of RM2 billion under management. From 2006 to 2013, he was an independent director and the chairman of the audit committee of Maveric Ltd., a Singapore company that was previously listed on SGX-ST. Mr. Aljunied graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Science in 1990.
Mr. Giang Sovann, a Canadian citizen and Singapore Permanent Resident, is the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, as well as a member of the Nominating Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Giang Sovann is a senior director at RSM Risk Advisory, a leading governance, risk and consulting firm in Singapore. He is also independent director of Rich Capital Holdings Limited, Cambodia Post Bank PLC and Funan Microfinance PLC. Mr. Giang was the executive director of the Singapore Institute of Directors and had served as executive director, independent director and chief financial officer of a number of listed companies. He started his career as a public accountant with a Big-4 firm in Canada and Singapore. He also has many years of experience in business management, having served as a senior executive at a multinational company and a regional conglomerate, and has managed companies in many industries including aerospace, food and beverage, flexible packaging, mining, oil and gas, real estate, telecommunications as well as trading and distribution. Mr. Giang Sovann holds a Bachelor of Administration degree with Great Distinction from the University of Regina, Canada and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, a Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada, and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr. Omri Samosir, an Indonesian citizen, is an Independent Director of the Company. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Nominating Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee of the Company. Mr. Samosir has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Samosir acted as the president director of PT Benchaario, a mining company, as well as the director of PT Cibadak Pramata. From 2007 to 2009, he was the president commissioner of PT Renown Resources. Between 2010 and 2012, Mr. Samosir acted as executive advisor of PT Pan China International, which was principally involved in the operation of nickel ore mines in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. In 2012, Mr. Samosir was appointed executive advisor of PT Ifishdeco, an Indonesian nickel ore mining company, until 2013. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Samosir acted as the executive advisor of PT Bintang Smelter Indonesia, a company which develops and operates nickel smelters in Indonesia. Mr. Samosir is currently a director of PT Kopa Mitra Tijari since 2009, and a commissioner of PT Geo Invention Indonesia since 2016. Mr. Samosir obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in mining engineering from the Institute Technology of Bandung in 1975.
Datuk Lim Kean Tin, a Malaysian citizen, is a Non-executive and Non- Independent Director of the Company. He is a self-made businessman, and does not have any formal educational qualifications. He currently has interests in several businesses in Malaysia, which spans, among others, the education, shipping, real estate, plantation and consultancy sectors. Datuk Lim Kean Tin is currently the group chairman of KTG Education Group, a private higher education provider located in Malaysia.
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