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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lucas Kurniawan

President Director

Mr. Kurniawan is appointed as the President Director of the Company since November 2021. Mr. Kurniawan join the Company and was appointed as an Independent Director/Finance Director in November 2014 and as the Vice President Director in June 2021.

He has over 25 years’ experience in accounting. He began his career with Siddharta, Siddharta & Widjaja (formerly Siddharta, Siddharta & Harsono) (1993-1998), a member firm of Coopers and Lybrand and then a member of KPMG. He was made a partner at the firm in 2005. He then worked at KPMG Ltd., Vietnam as an audit partner (2007-2011), before becoming a partner at Tanudiredja, Wibisana & Rekan, a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd (2011-2014). He is a member of the Indonesian Institute of Accountants and the Indonesian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Kurniawan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Tarumanagara University, Jakarta (1994) and has completed several professional programs, including KPMG AsPac Chairman’s 25 Program in 2008 (INSEAD certified), PwC Understanding the Client’s Strategic Agenda in 2012 (INSEAD certified) and the Executive Program at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia in 2017.

Geetha Govindan K. Gopalakrishnan

Vice President Director

Mr. Govindan was appointed as a Director of the Company in 2015 and then he became the Vice President Director of the Company since November 2021. He also serves as President Director of ANJ’s group subsidiaries engaging in the palm oil business.

He has over 30 years’ experience in the plantation industry. He began his career as an Estate Manager at Socfin Co. Bhd. in Malaysia, where he spent 16 years (1983‑1999). He then became a regional controller at PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology Tbk. (2000‑2001). He next worked at PT REA Kaltim Plantations, where he served as Estates Controller and Chief Operating Officer before being appointed as Vice President Director (2008-2013).

Mr. Govindan has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Madras, India (1980), a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the University of Malaya, Malaysia (1999), and an Executive MBA from Euregio Management School, the Netherlands (2015). Mr. Govindan has also attended an Executive Program at The Darden School of Business, University of Virginia in 2015. Mr. Govindan has also completed a course “Health Effects of Climate Change” from Harvard University in 2020.

Naga Waskita

Legal Director & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Naga Waskita joined ANJ in September 2012. Prior to joining ANJ, Mr. Waskita was a corporate lawyer for 15 years. He started his career at Mochtar Karuwin Komar until he left the law firm in August 2012. During his tenure, he was in the banking and finance practice of the firm.

He holds a bachelor degree in Law from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and a Master degree in Law from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is a member of Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia (the Indonesian Advocates Association).

Aloysius D'Cruz

Agronomy Technical and R&D Director

Mr. D’Cruz has been an Estate Director of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri since early 2011 and was appointed as the President Director of PT ANJ Agri Papua (ANJ’s subsidiaries engaging in sago business) in 2017.

Before joining ANJ group, he was the Joint President of Birla Lao Pulp and Plantations Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of India’s Aditya Birla Group in Laos. He has also held senior roles in several plantation companies, including Riau Fiber Plantations and Sinar Mas Forestry Plantations in Riau, and Sime Darby Plantations in Malaysia.

Mr. D’Cruz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Allahabad University, India (1973) and an Associate Diploma from the Incorporated Society of Planters Malaysia (1979).

Nopri Pitoy

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Nopri has over 20 years’ experience in the palm oil industry. She is a Director and Chief Financial Officer of ANJ’s Group subsidiaries engaging in the palm oil business such as PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri, PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri Siais, PT Sahabat Mewah dan Makmur and PT Kayung Agro Lestari (since May 2011 until now); and PT Galempa Sejahtera Bersama (since May 2015 until now). She joined ANJ Group in June 2001 and became Head of Finance and Accounting of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri in January 2006.

Before joining ANJ Group, Ms. Nopri served as a financial controller of the Ukindo Group. She began her career with public accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in Jakarta.

Ms. Nopri received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with major in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.