Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
President Director of PT Pertamina (Persero) Nicke Widyawati is set to be one of the most influential women in the world in 2020 by Fortune. In the report entitled Most Powerful Women International, Fortune ranked Nicke as the 16th most influential woman in the universe 2020.
They said Nicke led a company with an income of more than US $ 54.6 billion and supervised 32 thousand employees.
The woman who was born in Tasikmalaya, December 25, 1967 has a lot of achievements. He was noted to have filled important positions in companies across the energy sector and contractors.
He held the position of President Director of Pertamina on April 20, 2018. Previously, Nicke was the Director of Human Resources (HR) of the oil BUMN since November 27, 2017. On February 13, 2018, Nicke’s duties also increased, namely at the same time holding the position of Acting Director of Logistics, Supply Chain , and Infrastructure.
Prior to his career at Pertamina, Nicke served as Director of Strategic Procurement 1 for PT PLN (Persero) since 2009.
A graduate of Industrial Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and a Master in Business Law in Padjadjaran Bandung, he was once the President Director of PT Mega Eltra, an electrical contracting company within the holding company of PT Pupuk Sriwijaya.
Nicke also served as business director at PT Rekayasa Industri (Rekind) and Vice President of the Corporate Strategy Unit (CSU) at the same company until finally joining PLN in 2014.
During his time in charge of Pertamina, Nicke aggressively pursued cooperation in developing refineries. One of them is the development of the Cilacap Refinery RDMP project, Central Java.
Initially, Pertamina was exploring cooperation with the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco. However, the cooperation was canceled because the two parties did not reach an agreement on the valuation of RDMP.
Currently, Pertamina is still looking for a replacement candidate for Saudi Aramco to develop the RDMP for the Cilacap Refinery.
In addition, under Nicke’s leadership, Pertamina is also implementing the Biodiesel program, which currently reaches B20. The project is planned to be expanded up to B100 to reduce crude oil imports, thereby reducing the trade balance deficit.
However, Nicke also faced challenges when leading Pertamina. The biggest challenge comes from the covid-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has caused the company’s sales to drop drastically, it is predicted to reach 25 percent in 2020. Due to this condition, Pertamina has recorded a poor performance.
They even experienced a net loss of US $ 767.91 million, equivalent to Rp.11.13 trillion (referring to the exchange rate of Rp.14,500 per US dollar) in the first semester of 2020. In fact, in the same period last year, the company still managed to make a profit of US $ 659.95 million, or IDR 9.56 trillion.
(ulf / agt)