Board of Directors
The Board of Directors (“BOD”) is an organ of the Company that manages business operations to achieve its corporate vision and mission for the best interest of the Company. The BOD is also responsible for representing the Company both within and outside the court of law in accordance with the provisions in the Company’s Articles of Association.
The BOD works in accordance with the Board of Director Charter and the Code of Conduct. The BOD Charter sets out the binding guidelines for every BOD member to perform their duties and responsibilities effectively and in accordance with good corporate governance principles.
In general, the main duties of the BOD are as follows:
- Managing operations for the best interest of the Company to achieve the Company’s goals;
- Holding Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and General Meeting of Shareholders (“GMS”) in accordance with the Company’s Articles of Association as well as prevailing laws and regulations; and
- In order to support the effectiveness of their duties execution, the BOD could establish a committee.
Based of the Articles of Association, the BOD shall consist of at least three members, whose appointment and dismissal are carried out through the GMS. The term of the BOD shall end at the closing of the fifth AGM after the date of the appointment.
As resolved at the AGM on 9 June 2015, the BOD consists of six members who hold their position until 2020 AGM. One of the BOD members is Independent Director. This is in compliance with the Indonesia Stock Exchange’s regulation, which requires that at least one of the BOD members is an Independent Director.
Currently, the members of BOD are as follow:
|President Director||:||Jo Daud Dharsono|
|Vice President Director||:||Edy Saputra Suradja|
|Vice President Director||:||Jimmy Pramono|
|Director||:||DR. ING Gianto Widjaja|
|Independent Director||:||Ir. Lukmono Sutarto|
Jo Daud DharsonoPresident Director
Mr. Jo Daud Dharsono, aged 60, an Indonesian citizen, was appointed as the President Director at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) of the Company on 9 June 2015.
He is actively involved in the Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) as the Head of Sustainability since 2015.
During 2016, he attended the fifth International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment (ICOPE) regarding Sustainable Palm Oil and Climate Change: the Way Forward through Mitigation and Adaptation organised by PT SMART Tbk together with Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (“CIRAD”) and World Wildlife Fund (“WWF”) Indonesia; and a forum discussion on the Centre of International Maritime and Anticipation of 2016 Forest and Land Fires.
He graduated from the Economic Faculty of Trisakti University, Jakarta, majoring in Accounting, in 1984. He started his career in 1975 at Drs. Hadi Susanto & Co., a Public Accounting Firm, correspondent of Price Waterhouse & Co. In 1982, he was the Operation Manager of PT Salindo Perdana Leasing Indonesia until 1985 and a Lecturer at Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Perbanas until 1997. In 1985, he joined PT SMART Tbk where he had been promoted to several key positions and further attained the position of President Director.
Mr. Jo Daud Dharsono is affiliated with PT Purimas Sasmita, majority shareholder.
Edy Saputra SuradjaVice President Director
Mr. Edy Saputra Suradja, aged 57, an Indonesian citizen, was appointed as the Vice President Director at the AGM of the Company on 9 June 2015. He is responsible for controlling and managing plantation operations.
During 2016, he attended the fifth International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment (ICOPE) regarding Sustainable Palm Oil and Climate Change: the Way Forward through Mitigation and Adaptation organised by PT SMART Tbk together with CIRAD and WWF Indonesia; and various discussion forums amongst other: the Centre of International Maritime and Anticipation of Forest and Land Fires in 2016; Things about Tax Amnesty; and “Yuk Nabung Saham” socialization with the Indonesia Stock Exchange (“IDX”).
He graduated from the Economic Faculty of Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, majoring in Management in 1985. He started his career as the Accounting Section Head of PT Sadang Mas in 1985 and became a Director of PT SMART Tbk in 2004.
Mr. Edy Saputra Suradja is affiliated with PT Purimas Sasmita, majority shareholder.
Jimmy PramonoVice President Director
Mr. Jimmy Pramono, aged 53, an Indonesian citizen, was appointed as the Vice President Director at the AGM of the Company on 9 June 2015. He is responsible in managing Corporate Finance. He also serves as Corporate Secretary of the Company.
During 2016, he attended seminars on Financial Market Outlook and Economic Update, as well as various workshops on Disclosure of Information of Listed and Public Company organised by the Financial Services Authority (OJK) and IDX.
In 1987, he graduated from the Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, majoring in Accounting. He started his career at Drs. Utomo & Co. Public Accounting Firm (Arthur Andersen) as an auditor. In 1996, he joined PT SMART Tbk as Assistant Vice President Finance.
Mr. Jimmy Pramono is affiliated with PT Purimas Sasmita, majority shareholder.
DR. ING. Gianto WidjajaDirector
Mr. Gianto Widjaja, aged 66, an Indonesian citizen, appointed as a Director at the AGM of the Company on 9 June 2015. He is responsible for the controlling and managing of the Company’s downstream operations.
During 2016, he attended a workshop on Negotiation Skill organised by the Indonesia Training Institute & Consulting Services (Intrinsics) and seminars on 2016 Market Outlook and Economic Update, both presented by Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. (Singapore) and held by PT Sinarmas Sekuritas. He also attended various discussion forums on the Centre of International Maritime and Anticipation of 2016 Forest and Land Fires; Things about Tax Amnesty; Indonesian Economic Outlook and Challenges; as well as “Yuk Nabung Saham” socialization with the IDX.
He earned his Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany, in 1973, as well as Master and Doctoral Degrees from the same university in 1975 and 1978, respectively. He started his career as a team member of Diversification Division of PT Djarum in 1979 and afterwards experienced as Directors of several companies under Gudang Garam Group. He joined PT BASF Indonesia in 1997, where he attained the position of Director.
Mr. Agus Purnomo, aged 58, an Indonesian citizen, was appointed as Director at the AGM of the Company on 9 June 2015 and responsible for the area of Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement.
During 2016, he attended various conferences, seminars, and discussion forums related to Sustainability, in his capacity as speaker or participant, both in Indonesia and overseas, held by among others the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 – World Economic Forum (WEF), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Global Initiatives, CIRAD and The French National Research Agency (ANR), Estate Crop Fund Agency for Palm Oil (BPDP Sawit), the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), Ernst & Young (EY) Executive Forum Committee, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Indonesia, and Indonesia Peat Restoration Agency (BRG).
He earned Master of Business Administration Degree from Prasetya Mulya Management Institute, Indonesia in 1985, and Master Degree in Urban Environmental Policy from Tufts University, USA in 1994. He held many positions for the government, multilateral institutions and international and national NGOs, focusing on the area of sustainability for more than 30 years. He has served, among others, as the Special Assistant to the President of the Republic of Indonesia for Climate Change (2010-2014), Special Assistant to the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia (2004-2009), Environmental Advisor to the World Bank and Country Representative/Executive Director of WWF Indonesia. He joined the Company in 2014.
Ir. Lukmono SutartoIndependent Director
Mr. Lukmono Sutarto, aged 59, an Indonesian citizen, was appointed as an Independent Director at the AGM of the Company on 9 June 2015 and responsible on the corporate affairs of the Company.
During 2016, he attended various seminars, such as: a seminar regarding International Relations Study Programme held by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education; a seminar on the Review of Policies Related to Competitiveness and Infrastructure in Indonesia organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); and also Indonesia Economic Outlook 2017 seminar on Conquering the Challenge of the Economic Integration held by the University of Indonesia. He also attended a forum held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the topic of Indonesia Palm Oil and Pulp and Paper Business, as well as Indonesia – Germany Business Forum organised by KADIN in Berlin, Germany.
He graduated from the Trisakti University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. He started his career as a Director at PT Hadinata Brothers & Co and PT Asia Putra Perkasa.
Mr. Lukmono Sutarto is not affiliated with the members of the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Directors as well as the controlling and majority shareholder of the Company.