Alexander S. Rusli was appointed as the Company’s Independent Commissioner upon the decision of the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. His appointment was formalized in the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders Deed of Resolution No. 38, dated 19 July 2021 drafted before Tangerang-based Notary Sriwi Bawana Nawaksari, S.H., M.Kn.
After working as a full-time lecturer in Australia, he returned to Indonesia in 1997 and started his professional career journey in Indonesia at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant focusing on large IT Implementation projects.
As an experienced executive with a strong background in technology, he has held key positions or positions in private companies throughout his career, including CEO at PT Indosat Tbk, Indonesia’s second-largest telecommunications operator, from 2012 to 2017; Independent Commissioner at PT Sarana Menara Nusantara Tbk (Protelindo), from 2018 to 2019; Independent Commissioner at PT Medikaloka Hermina Tbk (Hermina Hospital Group), from 2018 to the present; Independent Commissioner at PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk, since 2018 to the present; Commissioner at PT Solusi Sinergi Digital Tbk, since 2019 to the present; Chairman at iFlix Indonesia, from 2018 to May 2020; Independent Commissioner at PT Link Net Tbk, since 2020 to the present.
He has also held several positions in government, namely as Expert Staff at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, from 2001 – 2007; Expert Staff at the Ministry of SOEs, from 2007 to 2009; Expert Staff to the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia for the National Tax System, from 2019 to the present; and Advisor for Crescent Point for Indonesia, from 2019 to the present. From 2007 to 2009, he held the following posts in several State-Owned Enterprises: Commissioner at PT Krakatau Steel Tbk; President Commissioner at PT Geodipa Energi; and Commissioner at PT Kertas Kraft Aceh.
Additionally, he is also the founder of PT Digi Asia Bios, a consolidated Fintech holding company that offers digital payment, credit, and remittance financial services in Indonesia. He also has a Joint Venture with Tempo Digital Media which focuses on animation for Indonesian IP characters.
He is actively involved in growing and incubating digital businesses by investing in early-stage startups and serving on their boards of directors or as an active advisor. Apart from investing, he advises other firms that are experimenting with innovative business models, such as IRMA, GrosirOne, Surge, Doogether, etc.
He is an Indonesian citizen, 50 years old as of December 31, 2021. He holds several degrees as a Bachelor of Business, Information System in 1992, a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Information System in 1993 and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Information Systems in 2000, the three degrees were obtained from the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.