Indonesian nationality, 68, appointed as President Commissioner of the Company in June 2016, having been a Vice President Commissioner of the Company from 2014. He is one of Indonesia’s leading businessmen with a solid track record in automotive, coal mining, plantation, banking, and the retail industry, having served for 15 years with Astra International, one of Indonesia’s largest diversified conglomerates founded by his father arguably Indonesia’s, with the last position of Vice President Director.
In 1993, he founded the Company which focuses on three pillars i.e. Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Consumer Products. In 1995, under a KSO scheme designed by the Government of Indonesia in cooperation with the World Bank, Mr. Soeryadjaya successfully led Ariawest team to win a 15-year KSO worth of ±USD900,000,000.
He currently serves as the President Commissioner of PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk, PT Adaro Energy Tbk. (coal & energy), and PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk. (telecommunication towers. He is also being the Vice President Commissioner of PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk. (gold and copper mining), as well as the Chairman (Non-Executive) in Interra Resources Limited (oil and gas). A long-time proponent of education, he remains active in the community through his roles as co-founder of the William Soeryadjaya Foundation and is the member of the Board of Trustees of Ora Et Labora Foundation.
He was awarded as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, USA, in 1974.