Jakarta: State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir has confirmed that former Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama will serve as the President Commissioner of state energy giant PT Pertamina.
Ahok will be supported by Deputy SOEs Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin as vice president of the state-owned company.
"Yes, Pak Basuki will be the President Commissioner of Pertamina," Erick told reporters on Friday, November 22, 2019.
"He will be assisted by Deputy SOEs Minister Budi Sadikin," Erick added.
SOEs Minister's Special Staff Arya Sinulinnga earlier revealed that Ahok's appointment will be officially decided during a general meeting of shareholders (RUPS). He also hinted that the former lawmaker will lead a state-owned energy firm.
"The requirements have been fulfill. We only need to await the RUPS," Arya said here on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
"It is either Pertamina or PLN," he remarked.