Telkomsel Names Alex Sinaga New CEO
Telkomsel, Indonesia’s biggest mobile phone company, has named Alex Janangkih Sinaga its new president director, replacing Sarwoto Atmosutarno.
The change will be effective on Wednesday, Eddy Kurnia, head of corporate communications and affairs at parent company Telekomunikasi Indonesia, or Telkom, said in a statement.
Edy called the change in management “a fresh start,” and revealed that a number of other high-level positions would also be changing hands.
In the statement, Mas’ud Khamid was named director of sales, Heri Supriadi as director of finance, Herdy Rosadi Harman as director of human capital management, Abdus Somad Arif as network director, Edward Ying Siew Heng as director of planning and transformation, Ng Soo Kee as director of IT and Goh Hui Min Rachel as director of marketing.
The management reshuffle at Telkomsel — which is shifting its focus to wireless broadband Internet usage — was the latest in a series of recent changes by the State Enterprise Ministry.
Last week, the ministry installed Arief Yahya as the new CEO of Telkom, to fill the shoes left vacant by Rinaldi Firmansyah. On Monday, the ministry installed Rudy Setyopurnomo as the new president director of Merpati Nusantara Airlines, replacing Sardjono Jhony Tjitrokusumo.
Telkomsel is 65 percent controlled by Telkom and 35 percent by Singapore’s SingTel Mobile. It is Indonesia’s largest mobile phone operator with 110 million registered subscribers as of last year, according to data from the company, with Indosat a distant second with 57 million. Telkom’s stock fell 3.1 percent to Rp 7,900 on Wednesday.