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Richard Bruce Ness

President Commissioner

United States citizen, 71 years old, was appointed as President Commissioner during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 22, 2019.

He graduated from Moorhead Technical Institute, Minnesota, United States of America (USA) in 1969 with a degree in Mechanics and later attended Moorhead State University, Minnesota, USA for additional studies in postsecondary education. He completed a program in professional management at Harvard Business School, Massachusetts, USA in 1992.

Previously he served as Vice President Director of Petrosea (2009), President Director of Petrosea (2010) and President Commissioner of Petrosea (2010-2013). He then served again as President Director of Petrosea (2014-2015). He has been involved in the energy, resources and mining sectors for over 40 years. His previous positions include President Director of a number of Newmont subsidiaries, mining consultant at PT Clinton Indonesia and Vice President of PT Freeport Indonesia.

He serves as Vice President Commissioner of PT Indika Energy Tbk since April 2018. He also serves as Commissioner of PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk since July 2020.