New Pertamina head stresses transparency

JAKARTA, March 16, 2017 – Elia Massa Manik has officially been appointed as the new CEO of Indonesia’s Pertamina, Deputy Minister for State-owned Enterprises Gatot Trihargo said on Thursday.


Speaking to reporters in Jakarta, he said Manik was chosen for leadership abilities. Local media first announced the appointment on Wednesday.

Making his first comments, Manik said he would work to improve transparency in communications and increased internal co-operation at Pertamina.

“I want things to be open. If there is a problem in the processing division, that’s the responsibility of all directors, so all directors [must] know the problem,” he said, adding that he would direct the company to work on replacing reserves.

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