Ge Luiyanto Yamin, Chief Financial Officer

Mr Luiyanto joined our Group as CFO in 2009. With over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting work, he oversees the internal control, project management, human resources, strategic planning and advisory-related matters of our Group’s Indonesian operations. Mr Luiyanto was the Group Finance Manager of the Bumi Raya Group from 2000 to 2010 and the Finance Director and Corporate Secretary of PT Resource Alam Indonesia Tbk from 2007 to 2010. He also has accumulated extensive experience in finance and accounting from his past appointments, as director of operation in PT Nusadana Investama from 1997 to 1998, as director of finance in PT Jakartabaru Cosmopolitan in 1997, and as director of finance and administration in PT Asia Perintis Contindo from 1993 to 1997. From 1984 to 1993, he held several appointments within the Dharmala Group and subsequently took on the position of assistant financial controller of Dharmala’s listed subsidiary PT Dharmala Sakti Sejahtera Tbk. Mr Luiyanto graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia with a Bachelor’s degree (Sarjana Ekonomi) in Accounting. He also holds a Master of Science (Administrative Science) from the Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Indonesia. Mr Luiyanto is a full member of the Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants (IAI) and a full member of CPA Australia.

Lim Ardi Dharma, Head of Project Development

Mr Lim joined our Group in 2009 and is in charge of the identification, planning and execution of the effective development and implementation of projects relating to our Group’s growth and expansion. Prior to his current role, Mr Lim joined the Bumi Raya Group in 1991 as a general manager in PT Bumiraya Utama Wood Industries and was responsible for its operations which included liaising with Indonesian governmental authorities for application for various licenses necessary for its business. From 1989 to 1991, Mr Lim was the vice-president of Thai Cane Paper Co Bangkok, where his responsibilities included overseeing the papermill’s finance and administrative-related matters. From 1977 to 1989, Mr Lim worked as a branch manager of PT Bir Banjarmasin, a company which held logging concessions. From 1975 to 1976, he had worked as a rice distributor with PT Daya Kapuas Pontianak. Mr Lim graduated from the Secondary Economic School in 1975 where he specialised in book keeping. From 1982 to 1984, Mr Lim studied economics at the Lambung Mangkurat University.

Berlino Mahendra, Head of General Affairs

Mr Mahendra joined our Group in 2009 and is in charge of human resources, coordination of our plasma programme, administration and licensing issues in PT Prakarsa Tani Sejati as well as liaising and maintaining good relations with Indonesian governmental authorities. Prior to joining our Group, Mr Mahendra worked in the industrial timber estate of PT Sinar Kalbar Raya as a coordinator from 1989 to 1991, where he was responsible for licensing matters. Mr Mahendra studied Forestry at the Bogor Agricultural University from 1984 to 1988, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Forest Management. Mr Mahendra was officially promoted to Director of PT Prakarsa Tani Sejati, our subsidiary in Indonesia, with effect from 25 February 2015.

Sugumaran Ponan, Head of Plantation Estate

Mr Sugumaran joined our Group in 2020 as Plantation Controller and was appointed as the Group’s Head of Plantation Estate in 2021. As part of his duties, he oversees the cultivation of the Group’s oil palm plantation, palm field maintenance and maintenance of FFB yields. Mr Sugumaran has over 30 years of experience in the agriculture industry. He held managerial roles at NPC Resources Berhad, Indonesia from 2016 to 2019, at Olam International Group, Gabon Africa from 2014 to 2016 and at GMG Hevecam S.A. in Cameroon Africa from 2012 to 2014. Mr Sugumaran holds a Degree in Plantation Management with IIPM/UiTM.

Wong Kim Poh, Financial Controller of Plantation Estate

Mr Wong joined our Group in 2009. He is in charge of the finance, accounting and administration of the plantation division. With over 40 years of experience in finance and accounting works, he oversees the implementation of effective internal control systems, operation procedures and budgetary control of the plantation. Mr Wong started his career in 1975 with Kilang Gula Felda Perlis Snd Bhd – a Kuok Group company in Malaysia in the sugar manufacturing and plantation and subsequently held the post of Assistant Accountant. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Wong held several executive appointments and also served as a Licensed Company Secretary under the Registrar of Company of Malaysia to various companies in Malaysia. He holds a Diploma in Management from the Malaysia Institute of Management and Higher Stage Certificate in Accounting and Costing from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry of United Kingdom. He also obtained a certificate in Computer Programming and Information Processing from City and Guilds of London Institute.

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