Jakarta –PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk (“LPKR” or the “Company”),Indonesia’s largest real estate company by assets and revenues, today announced the joining of Mr. Rudy Halim as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) with effect from 19 August 2019. In his role, Mr. Halim will be responsible for overseeing the overall strategy and business operations of LPKR’s business units, including its hotels, town management, malls operations, as well as its real estate subsidiaries.
Mr. Halim brings with him almost two decades of experience in operations, leading company transformations, managing complex development projects, and also investments. He has held several senior roles in Indonesia Stock Exchange-listed (“IDX-listed”) and private Indonesian companies, as well as global investment advisory and legal firms. Prior to joining LPKR, Mr. Halim was most recently President Director and Chief Executive Officer at IDX-listed automotive retailer PT. Mitra Pinasthika Mustika Tbk, a key holding of the Saratoga Investama (IDX: SRTG.JK) private equity firm. In that capacity, he played an instrumental role in improving key operations levers and cost efficiencies; enhancing operational cash flow; and increasing net profit growth.
He was also formerly President Director of IDX-listed PT. Dian Swastatika Sentosa Tbk, the energy and infrastructure business of Sinar Mas Group, and Chief Executive Officer of the energy business. Mr. Halim holds double degrees in Laws and Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from The University of Sydney, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. John Riady, Chief Executive Officer of LPKR, commented: “Rudy brings invaluable insight to LPKR’s management team during this exciting transformative period. He is joining a passionate and dynamic team committed to spearheading business process improvement initiatives and delivering shareholder return.”
LPKR has a strong management team from diverse backgrounds, with extensive experience ranging from 15 years to 35 years in finance, risk management, regulatory compliance, real estate investment, property development, and investor relations.
Mr. Halim said: “It's an incredible opportunity to work for Indonesia’s real estate market leader. LPKR’s new strategic focus on achieving operational excellence and improving corporate governance truly resonates with me, and I am excited to be working with the experienced team to build a best-in-class integrated real estate platform.”
LPKR’s management team now comprises:
About Lippo Karawaci (“LPKR”) (www.lippokarawaci.co.id)
Listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Lippo Karawaci (“LPKR”) is Indonesia’s leading integrated real estate company with total assets of US$3.7bn at 30 June 2019. Our core business comprises urban residential developments, lifestyle malls and healthcare. We are also actively involved in integrated developments, hospitality, township development and management, as well as asset management services.
Currently, the Company has a presence in 36 cities, and is a leading Indonesian property developer with 1,467 ha of landbank ready for development. Through our two publicly listed subsidiaries, PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk, and PT Gowa Makassar Tourism Development Tbk, of which LPKR owns 81.0% and 62.7% respectively, LPKR develops and operates urban developments at Lippo Cikarang in Bekasi and at Tanjung Bunga in Makassar. Additionally, LPKR owns 51.05% of PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk, Indonesia’s leading private hospitals network, with 37 hospitals across 27 cities nationwide.
LPKR also has an ownership stake in two listed REITs in Singapore, namely First Real Estate Investment Trust and Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust with US$1.0bn and US$1.5bn of assets under management respectively, as at 30 June 2019.
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