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PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk. (Sampoerna) focus on creating an inclusive environment where our diverse workforce is valued, supported, respected, and engaged, positioning our employees to contribute their best to realize our global organization’s greatest potential.

Sampoerna’s experienced Management Team leverages global best practices and world-class systems to lead more than 20,900 permanent employees of the company and its subsidiaries.

In addition, Sampoerna also partners with 38 Third Party Operators (“TPOs”) throughout Java in producing its Hand-Rolled Kretek Cigarettes in which TPOs collectively employ more than 44,900 employees.

Sampoerna sells and distributes cigarettes through 110 sales offices and distribution centers across Indonesia.


Data source: Sampoerna’s 2021 Annual Report


Vassilis Gkatzelis


Vassilis Gkatzelis is a Greek citizen, born in Athens on November 15, 1977. He was appointed as Sampoerna’s President Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGMS) on June 9, 2022. 

He joined PMI in 2003, starting his career in various Marketing and Sales roles in Greece and the Czech Republic. In 2012, he moved to PMI’s Global Operating Center in Switzerland, serving as the Director Sales Strategy for Asia and the EU Regions. Since 2014, he has undertaken General Management roles of increased accountabilities across geographies, including General Manager Philip Morris Morocco (2014-2016), Managing Director Philip Morris Egypt (2016-2017) and Managing Director Philip Morris Egypt and Levant Cluster (2018-2022). 

Vassilis holds a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD and a Diploma in Non-Executive Director from the Financial Times in the UK. He is also a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business, where he completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in Management.

Vassilis Gkatzelis

The Ivan Cahyadi


Indonesian citizen, born in Semarang on 29 June 1974. Ivan Cahyadi was appointed as Sampoerna’s Director at the AGMS in 2016, responsible for Sales. He joined Sampoerna in 1996 as Management Trainee and has progressed through a number of positions in the company, including Organization Development Manager (1999-2000), Manager Market Intelligence (2000-2004), Head of Sales Strategic Development (2004-2005), and Head of Sale Zones (2005-2009). He was then relocated to PMI's affiliate in Malaysia as Director Sales & Distribution. He returned to Sampoerna in 2010 as Head of Sale Zones, prior to his appointment to the Board of Directors. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Surabaya in 1996.


Francisca Rahardja


US citizen, born in Indonesia on March 28, 1973. Francisca Rahardja was appointed as Sampoerna’s Director at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGMS) held on May 9, 2019  effective as of July 1st, 2019. She joined PM USA in 1999 as Brand Assistant Marlboro until 2000, She progressed through several key positions in marketing at PMI affiliates, in PM USA as Associate Brand Manager of New Products (2000-2003), Senior Brand Manager Chesterfield (2003-2004), Senior Manager Marlboro One-to-One & Experiential (2004-2007). Then she moved to Altria and was responsible as District Manager for Altria Field Sales Force in 2007. One year later she joined a newly-acquired cigar business, John Middleton Co., as Marketing Director (2008-2009). In 2010, she was appointed as Vice President Marlboro in PM USA for one year before she moved to Product Innovation at Altria Group. She held position as Director Portfolio Strategy & Development in EU Region (2012-2016). Prior to her appointment as Sampoerna’s Director, she was in charge of Marketing of IQOS as Global Marketing Director (2016-2017) and Global Head of IQOS Offline Awareness and Adoption (2018-2019). She earned her Master’s Degree of Business Administration from Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota and her Bachelor’s Degree of Science, Economics, and Marketing from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Francisca Rahardja

Dina Lombardi


Dina Lombardi is an Italian citizen, born in Campobasso, Italy on February 16, 1974. She was appointed as Sampoerna’s Director at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGMS) on May 27, 2021.

Dina Lombardi joined PMI Global Manufacturing in 2018 as Head of Third-Party Manufacturers (TPMs) and Middle East and Africa (MEA) before taking over Indonesia’s Operations General Management in 2021. 

Prior to joining PMI, she held key positions in Operation Departments at various companies, including Production System Director and Senior Site Leader Radomsko (Poland) at Whirpool Emea (2015-2018) and Plant Director Caserta (Italy) at Indesit Company (2011-2015), and 12 years of experience in the automotive industry at Fiat Auto Automobiles (2000-2011). She holds a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Universita’ di Pisa.

Dina Lombardi

Elvira Lianita

Indonesian Citizen, Born in Surabaya, 2 April 1974.  Elvira Lianita has joined PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. and PT Philip Morris Indonesia 16 years ago. She is responsible for regulation, fiscal, and communications in the Corporate Affairs function. In addition to her professional experience at Sampoerna, Elvira has extensive experience in professional communication consultancy agencies and has attended multiple training and development programs in various countries throughout her career. 

Sharmen Karthigasu


Malaysian citizen, born in Negeri Sembilan on August 8, 1968. He was appointed as Sampoerna’s Director at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGMS) held on May 9, 2019 effective as of June 1st, 2019. He served in various positions in PM Malaysia including Financial Accounting Officer (1995-1997), Manager Costing and Budgeting (1998-1999), Regional Manager Supply Chain for Asia-Pacific (2000-2002). He progressed through several key finance and planning positions in various PMI affiliates including Finance Controller PM Indonesia (2003-2007), Director Finance, Planning and IS PM Malaysia (2007-2011), Director M&A and Corporate Planning PMI in Hong Kong (2011-2016) and Switzerland (2016-2017), as well as Vice-President Finance and Planning South and Southeast Asia, PMI Asia Regional Headquarter in Hong Kong (2018-2019). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.

Sharmen Karthigasu

John Gledhill

Australian citizen, born in Liverpool on 18 January 1954. He served as Sampoerna’s President Commissioner since 2012. He joined Philip Morris International (PMI) in 1983 as Market and Area Manager in the Middle East for nine years, then spent seven years in Europe. He held positions as Sales Development Manager in Switzerland until 1993, as General Manager of Philip Morris Slovakia in 1994-1996, and as Board Director Sales & Distribution of Philip Morris Poland in 1996- 1999. Since then John moved to the Asian region as Managing Director of Philip Morris Malaysia (1999-2002), of Philip Morris Korea (2002-2004), and Philip Morris Australia (2004-2009) before serving as the President Director of Sampoerna from 2009 to 2012. Prior to his career at PMI, John progressed his career through various management position with Glaxo, Unilever and other multinational companies since 1971. John Gledhill was reappointed as Sampoerna’s President Commissioner by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in 2015. He holds a Higher National Certificate in Business Studies from Liverpool Polytechnic and completed the International Executive Program INSEAD, France, in 1999.

Paul Norman Janelle


Canadian citizen, born in Montreal on July 26, 1965. Paul Norman Janelle was appointed as Sampoerna’s Vice President Commissioner at the Company’s AGMS held on May 18, 2020. He joined Philip Morris International in 1991 as Finance Trainee. He progressed through several key positions in finance at PMI affiliates including Junior Financial Analyst (1992-1993), Senior Financial Analyst (1993-1994), Manager Reporting (1994-1995), and Manager Financial and Strategy Reporting (1995-1997) in PMI Lausanne, Manager Budget, Reporting and Capex (1997-2000), Controller (2000-2001) in PMI Czech Republic, Director Finance (2001-2003) in PMI Lausanne, Director Finance (2003-2007) in PMI Russia, Vice President Finance Services (20072009) in PMI Lausanne, Director Finance and Information System (20092011) in HM Sampoerna, Vice President Finance Asia (2011-2012) in Philip Morris Asia Hong Kong, President Director (2012-2016) in HM Sampoerna, and Vice President Corporate Planning and Business Development (2016-2019) in PMI Lausanne. 
He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Science and a Master of Business Administration in Finance, from the Websters University in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Paul Janelle

Justin Guy Mayall


British citizen, born in London on January 11, 1961. Justin Guy Mayall was appointed as Sampoerna’s Independent Commissioner at the Company’s AGMS held on May 18, 2020.

He joined Philip Morris International Law Department for 27 years, specializing in the areas of Merger and Acquisition (M&A), Foreign Direct Investment, corporate/commercial, regulatory and compliance law. Lead lawyer in some of the company’s highest profile Asian Mergers and Acquisition transactions including the Sampoerna acquisition. Proven people manager and trusted business partners. Highly skilled corporate/commercial lawyer, with 34 years of experience in both private practice and in-house.  

He earned his Master’s Degree in Arts from Balliol College, Oxford University and then he went to Guildford College of Law afterwards.

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Luthfi Mardiansyah

Indonesian citizen, born in Banjarmasin on March 31, 1962. Luthfi Mardiansyah has served as Sampoerna’s Independent Commissioner since May 9, 2019.
He started his career in Wicaksana Overseas International Group in 1987 – 1997 as Assistant Marketing Director (1987-1989), Organization Development Manager (1989-1990), Product Manager (1990-1992), Regional Manager Middle East (1992-1994), Marketing Manager International Division (1994-1995) and Merchandise Manager (1995-1997). He then started his career in pharmaceutical industry in PT Capsugel Indonesia until 2001 and resumed many key positions including Sales Director (1997-1998), Site Leader (1999-2000), and General Manager (2000-2001). Then transferred to Capsugel China as a General Manager (2002-2007). Since 2007, he held various management positions in various pharmaceutical companies including, among others, Pfizer Indonesia as Executive Director (2007) and President Director (2007-2010), in PT Novartis Indonesia as President Director (2011-2016), Director and Senior Advisor (2016-2017), External Consultant (2017), in Center for Healthcare Policy and Reform Studies (2017-2019.
He is a Medical doctor and has attended several business courses at Michigan Business School, USA, Macquarie Graduate School of Management Sydney, Australia & IMD Business School, Switzerland.
Luthfi Mardiansyah web

Niken K. Rachmad


Indonesian citizen, born in Malang on February 25, 1950. Niken Kristiawan Rachmad has been appointed as Sampoerna’s member of Nomination and Remuneration Commitee since June 1, 2020. She was appointed as a Sampoerna Commissioner by the AGMS held on April 27, 2015. She joined Sampoerna in 1998 as Head of Corporate Communications and later assumed the positions of Communications Director in 2006. Prior to her career in Sampoerna, Niken was a Managing Director of Indo-Ad Public Relations since 1992.

She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.


Cicilia Tri Sulistyawati

Indonesian citizen, born in Kediri on 4 November 1967. She joined Sampoerna in 1992 and then progressed through a number of positions in Sampoerna prior to her appointment as Head of HR and Labor Relations in 2017, with responsibility for Engagement & Industrial Relations, Compensation & Benefits and HR Services, including Manager HR Services (2002-2004), Manager HR Operations & Support Function (2004-2007), HR Business Partner Operations (2007-2009), Manager Organization & Business Support since 2009. She also represents Sampoerna in Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kamar Dagang dan Industri Indonesia - KADIN) and The Indonesian Employers Association (Asosiasi Pengusaha Indonesia - Apindo). She is a holder of Bachelor Degree in Management from Brawijaya University in 1991.

Eulis Eliyani


Indonesia Citizen, born in Bogor on January 5, 1965. She joined Sampoerna in 2008 and later she was holding senior manager position in Finance Department prior her position as Head of Tax with responsibility of compliance in taxation for the Company and its subsidiaries. She was also appointed as Director for PT Philip Morris Indonesia (2009-2017) and PT Sampoerna Indonesia Sembilan (2017-2019). Prior to joining Sampoerna, she works for several multinational companies in Indonesia, PT Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (1999-2008), PT Dowell Schlumberger Indonesia (1995-1999) and KPMG, SGV Utomo (1990-1995).
She earned her degree in Fiscal Administration from FISIP University of Indonesia (1990) and Master degree in Business Administration from IPMI Jakarta (2006).

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Rudianto Wiharso


Rudianto Wiharso has served as the Head of Internal Audit since 9 April 2018 based on the Appointment Letter of President Director on 6 April 2018. He began his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia in 1997 in the assurance/business advisory services department where he last held the position of Senior Associate. He joined PMI in 2002 as Senior Analyst Internal Controls in Philip Morris Indonesia and has since progressed through several finance positions with increasing responsibilities, including Manager Finance in Philip Morris Swiss and Controller Operations Finance in Philip Morris Philippines. He has a Bachelor degree majoring in Accountancy from the Catholic University of Parahyangan, Indonesia and Master of Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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