Pertamina Expected to Become World Class Company: Cabinet Secretary

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 29 Agustus 2018
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Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung answers questions from reporters at his office in Jakarta, Wednesday (29/8). (Photo by: Public Relations Division of Cabinet Secretariat/Jay).

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung answers questions from reporters at his office in Jakarta, Wednesday (29/8). (Photo by: Public Relations Division of Cabinet Secretariat/Jay).

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said that the process to appoint Nicke Widyawati as the CEO of state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina took two months to complete.

“The President picked Nicke out of three candidates” the Cabinet Secretary told reporters at his office in Jakarta, Wednesday (29/8).

The Cabinet Secretary further said that he expected Nicke to maintain the trust that the President has given to her, to rebuild and reform Pertamina as well as to pay close attention to Mahakam block, Rokan Block, and eight other working areas.

“It is a tough responsibility for Nicke and the team. I hope that they can maintain the trust,” he added.

The Cabinet Secretary further said that Nicke is appointed as the CEO because Pertamina needs a solid team and a leader who can rebuild the company. He continued that Pertamina is a large corporation that is 100% owned by the Government and always gets privilege from the Government.

The latest development of the business world, according to him, requires Pertamina to innovate on exploration, exploitation and marketing to compete in international market.

“(Pertamina) cannot just rely on oil fields in Indonesia,” the Cabinet Secretary said, adding that the Government aims to make Pertamina a world class oil and gas company.

For the record, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Soemano has appointed Nicke Widyawati as CEO of PT Pertamina through Decree No. SK 232 / MBU / 08/2018 on 29 August, 2018.

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