He expressed this when he signed a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of BUMN and the Protection Agency Migrant Workers Indonesia (BP2MI), Jakarta, Tuesday (18/8/2020).
“I support (PMI) because I was a PMI myself,” said Erick.
It is known that this man who holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the National University of California was active in sports overseas. From basketball to football.
He was noted to have acquired a majority stake in Inter Milan, one of the major football clubs in Italy.
Thanks to that, Erick became President of Inter Milan in 2013.
Erick is also noted to have shares in the United States football club, DC United and has also been the owner of the NBA Philadelphia 76ers basketball club.
Erick said that his business in the world of sports did not necessarily make him separated from the PMI label.
“So sometimes if the PMI brand seems to be belittled, actually PMI is also in a high position,” he said.
He also admitted that he was surprised because many people thought that PMI was often underestimated.
According to him, PMI has a big role in developing the nation’s economy.
Because, PMI is one of the largest foreign exchange contributors for the country.
Therefore, his party also called on all parties to jointly advance the fate of PMI for the benefit of the nation.
“We BUMNs really have to go hand in hand to ensure that these foreign exchange heroes can become the most important part in future economic development,” he said.