TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Royke Tumilaar has been appointed as the new president director of state-owned lender Bank Mandiri in an extraordinary shareholders meeting. Royke, who previously served as the bank’s corporate banking director, replaces Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, who is now the State-owned Enterprises II Deputy Minister.
Upon his announcement as Bank Mandiri CEO, Royke said the bank’s focus would be virtually the same as the prior work programs designed by the previous leader. Royke said the bank would focus on three programs.
“But first of all, there will be several strategies that we will apply; the first is we will cement the collaboration between the wholesale and the retail sectors,” he told a press conference at Plaza Bank Mandiri in South Jakarta, Monday, December 9, 2019.
Secondly, he continued, Bank Mandiri would continue its ongoing digital transformation or digital banking. He explained the digital banking sector in the future would become an inseparable part of both customers and markets, besides its ability to slash operational costs.
Thirdly, Royke said he would also focus on supporting credit channeling in the commercial sector and the micro, small and medium enterprises (UMKM). This would be carried out by taking into account both the nation’s and the world’s economic conditions.