American nationality, 69, appointed as Commissioner in July 2020. Previously served as Vice President Director. Mr. Ness has more than 38 years of professional experience in the energy, mineral resources and mining sectors, having been a senior executive at Newmont Indonesia and Freeport Indonesia. He currently serves as the President Commissioner of PT Petrosea Tbk and Commissioner of PT Indika Energy Tbk, two leading companies in the Indonesian energy and oil and gas sectors.
He earned a Science degree in Mechanics from the Moorhead Technical Institute, Minnesota, USA, in 1969, and participated in the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, in 1992