JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia tire maker PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk (IDX: GJTL) has promoted its former chief operating officer Budhi Santoso Tanasaleh to the position as president director of the company, replacing Christopher Chan, who will hold new position as president commissioner. Corporate secretary Catharina Widjaja said the decision had been approved at the firm’s annual general shareholders meeting.
Budhi was appointed as Vice President Director of the Company in June 2007 and also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to this, he was a director of the company from 2004 to 2007.
He earned his Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1983 and 1989, and took several MBA courses from the University of Dallas and Nova University, Florida from 1989 to 1991.
Prior to joining the Company, he worked in Motorola, Inc., U.S.A. for eight years and PT Motorola Indonesia for six years, where he last held the position as Country Manager, Pager Division. He spent one year as the Vice President for Marketing at Citibank, N.A., Jakarta in 1998.
He joined the company as an export manager in 2001. He holds a U.S. patent registered with the United States Patent Office and a number of pending patent disclosures. (*)
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Budhi Santoso replaces Christopher Chan as a president director of Gajah Tunggal