Target of 5% young leadership in SOEs reached: minister

Target of 5% young leadership in SOEs reached: minister

State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir during an event in Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java, on Saturday (November 27, 2021). (ANTARA/Vicki Febrianto/my)

Malang, East Java (ANTARA) - The target of installing 5-percent leaders aged under 42 in the top ranks of state-owned enterprises in 2021 has been reached, SOEs Minister Erick Thohir has said.

Speaking at Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java, on Saturday, he said the target is aimed at providing opportunities for Indonesia's young generation.

"In state-owned enterprises, we have a target of 5 percent young leaders this year. Thank God, it was achieved," he remarked.

He said that until November 2021, his administration had appointed a number of young leaders under the age of 42 in strategic positions as leaders of state-owned enterprises.

The younger generation of Indonesia must be given the opportunity to become leaders of state-owned enterprises so that they can work, he added. However, to fill the leadership ranks of the state-owned enterprises means that they also need to be competent, he pointed out.

"The young generation of Indonesia should be given the opportunity, but, of course, that opportunity can be achieved if they have the competence," he remarked.

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Some young leaders currently serving in high posts in state-owned enterprises include Viviana Dyah Ayu Retno (42), the finance director of BRI, and Arga Mahanana Nugraha (40), the director of BRI Networks and Services, the minister informed.

They also include Soleh Ayubi (38), the chief digital healthcare officer of PT Bio Farma, he said. Earlier, Ayubi was pursuing a career in the United States, he noted.

He also cited Muhammad Fajrin Rasyid, appointed as director of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk, as an example. Rasyid was previously the co-founder and president of Bukalapak.

"It is unlikely for us to randomly attract top leadership who does not have the best talent. We have a commitment (to uphold)," he added.

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