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Richard Bruce Ness


69 years old, was appointed member of the Project & Investment Committee on April 22, 2019.

He also serves as President Commissioner of PT Petrosea Tbk. on 22 April 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 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 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.