Pertamina Names Yenni Andayani as Acting President Director

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    Yenni Andayani. Image: TEMPO

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State-owned oil and gas company Pertamina president commissioner Tanri Abeng said that the company has named Yenni Andayani, former Pertamina’s director for new renewable energy, as acting president director. “We will appoint [a new] president director in 30 days’ time,” he said at the State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry compound in Jakarta on Friday, February 3, 2017.

    Yenni had earlier served as the director for new renewable energy of Pertamina since November 28, 2014.

    Born on March 24, 1965, Yenni graduated from Parahyangan University Law School back in 1998. “She started her career in 1991 in Pertamina and was the president director of PT Nusantara Gas Services in Osaka, Japan,” as quoted from Pertamina official website.

    Moreover, Yenni served as the president director of PT Donggi-Senoro LNG from 2009 to 2012. Thereafter, she served as senior vice president of gas and power, Pertamina’s directorate of gas, from 2013 to 2014.

    Earlier, rumors had surfaced that Pertamina would remove its top executives following ‘dual leadership’ row of president director-deputy president director. Pertamina general meeting of shareholders had been held today in the SOE ministry building with an agenda item of personnel change in the company’s BoD.

    The oil and gas company had earlier changed its BoD personnel in an AGM in October last year. The AGM saw the company added two personnel to the existing seven members of the then BoD. The title of deputy president director was reinstated, with Ahmad Bambang filling the post.

    However, the title of deputy president director had resulted in dual leadership in Pertamina. Shareholders had changed the company’s articles of association, restricting the president director’s authority while boosting the roles of deputy president director. Edwin Hidayat Abdullah, the SOE Ministry’s deputy for energy, logistics, and tourism areas, said that the tensions had arisen due to miscommunication.