Edwin Soeryadjaya, 65 years old, an Indonesia citizen, was appointed as the President Commissioner by Extraordinary GMS on 22 January 1997 until currently, and also serves as the Supervisor of Investment Committee appointed by the BOC on 10 May 2013.
He started his career in 1978 at Astra International, one of Indonesia’s largest diversified conglomerates founded by his father. He spearheaded Astra’s financial restructuring
efforts in 1987 which culminated in its public listing on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 1990 as the largest IPO in Indonesia at the time. He left as Vice President Director in 1993 and co-founded the Company which focuses on Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Consumer Products. Edwin’s first successful undertaking was PT AriaWest International which he established in 1995. At the time, under the World Bank sanctioned process, Indonesia privatized the telecommunication industry by breaking the monopoly into six operators working in eight different regions with PT Telkom retaining the Jakarta and East Java regions. Leading a consortium consisting of USWest (now AT&T) and AIF in 1995, AriaWest won the West Java region which is one of the best regions after Jakarta and East Java. AriaWest was the best among the five privatized regions and obtained the first ever – for an Indonesian company – project financing of more than USD600million committed by more than 40 international banks in 1996.
Edwin currently serves as President Commissioner of PT Adaro Energy Tbk. (coal mine), PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk. (base telecommunication towers), PT Mitra Pinasthika Mustika Tbk. (distributor of Honda motorcycles), and PT Lintas Marga Sedaya (toll road concession holder, operator and contractor), Vice President Commissioner of PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk. (gold and copper mining), Commissioner of PT Provident Agro Tbk. (palm plantation), as well as a Director in Interra Resources Limited (oil and gas).
He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1974 and was awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010. A long-time proponent of education, he remains active in the community through his roles as Co-Founder of the William Soeryadjaya Foundation and is on the Board of Trustees of the Ora Et Labora Foundation.
Edwin is the brother of Joyce Soeryadjaya Kerr, Commissioner of the Company as well as the father of Michael William P Soeryadjaya, Director of the Company.