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Richard Bruce Ness

President Commissioner

United States citizen, 69 years old, was appointed as President Commissioner on April 22, 2019.

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. Currently he also serves as Mining Chairman at the American Chamber of Commerce, Indonesia.

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.

He serves as Vice President Commissioner of PT Indika Energy Tbk. since April 2018. He also serves as Vice President Director & CEO of PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk.

He has no affiliate relations with other members of the Board of Commissioners or Board of Directors. However, he has affiliate relations with the majority and/or controlling shareholders.