Chairman and CEO, Golden Agri-Resources
Franky Oesman Widjaja has been the Chief Executive Officer of Golden Agri-resources Ltd. since 1996. Mr. Widjaja serves as the Head of the Agri-Business and Consumer Food Products Division of the Sinar Mas Group. He serves as Vice President of GAR’s Indonesian subsidiary, PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources & Technology Tbk. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sinarmas Land Ltd. from 2000 to December 2006. He has a variety of managerial and operational experience in various industries, such as paper, property, chemicals, financial services and agribusiness, in the period 1982 to 2003. Since 1982, he has been involved with different businesses including pulp and paper, property, chemical, financial services and agriculture. He sits on the board of directors of several Sinar Mas companies. He serves as Vice Chairman of Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) Agribusiness, Food, and Livestock Sector; Chairman of the Indonesian Palm Oil Board (DMSI), Counsel of Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI), a member of the Steering Board of Food & Beverage Association of Indonesia (GAPMMI) as well as members of the Honorary Board of the Indonesia Issuer Association (AEI). Mr. Widjaja received his tertiary education at the Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce in 1979.