Sampoerna Announces Executive Changes

JAKARTA, August 21, 2023 – PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk. (“Sampoerna” or the “Company”/IDX: HMSP) announced changes in the Company’s Board of Directors. The Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (“EGMS”) held in Jakarta on August 21, 2023, agreed to appoint Johan Bink as the Operations Director succeeding Dina Lombardi, and Gunnar Beckers as Marketing Director succeeding Francisca Rahardja.

Prior to this, Johan served as Director of Manufacturing at Papastratos S.A., an affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI) in Athens, Greece, with over 33 years of experience in supply chain management and production planning.

Meanwhile, Gunnar previously served as PMI Global Head of Consumer Experience in Lausanne, Switzerland, with over 20 years of experience in marketing.

President Director of Sampoerna, Vassilis Gkatzelis, said that Johan and Gunnar will be an important part of Sampoerna’s management team and Board of Directors.

“Johan's extensive experience in Operations, from Production Floor to Central Functions, and his strong communication and leadership skills will continue to be great assets in his new role,” said Vassilis.

“Meanwhile, Gunnar is a well-rounded executive, who has consistently created value across diverse assignments at global, regional, and market levels. His strategic perspective, wide international experience, strong collaborative spirit, focus on consumers, and ability to build brands will be great assets in his new role,” added Vassilis.

Vassilis also expressed his gratitude to Dina and Francisca for their contributions and leadership at Sampoerna. Both will assume new responsibilities within the PMI organization.

“Ibu Dina has always prioritized the safety and development of our people, thus role-modeling the Sampoerna and PMI values during the very challenging pandemic period. She guided Operations in reaching monumental milestones, including the establishment of the manufacturing facility for innovative smoke-free tobacco products,” said Vassilis.

“Meanwhile, Ibu Francisca has been leading the Marketing organization through very challenging times in a forward-looking way. In addition, she built solid foundations for the Consumer-Centric Organization. At the same time, she also contributed to the early journey of the innovative smoke-free tobacco products that Sampoerna introduced to adult consumers in Indonesia,” said Vassilis.


About PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. (Sampoerna)

Founded in 1913, Sampoerna –an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc.– is the leading tobacco company in Indonesia that manufactures and trades kretek (clove) cigarettes. Sampoerna produces several well-known kretek brands such as Sampoerna A, the legendary “King of Kretek” Dji Sam Soe, and Sampoerna Kretek. Sampoerna also distributes Marlboro brand cigarettes throughout Indonesia through a long-term distribution agreement with PT Philip Morris Indonesia.

Sampoerna operates seven owned production facilities, including producing innovative smoke-free products, in Surabaya, Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Malang, and Karawang. Sampoerna also partners with 38 Third Party Operators all over Java, which employs –directly and indirectly– more than 66,000 employees, mostly in the production of hand-rolled kretek cigarettes. Sampoerna distributes the product through 109 sales and distribution offices throughout Indonesia.

Sampoerna is a publicly listed company on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. Sampoerna's stocks are traded with code “HMSP”.

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Reza Juniarshah
Head of Corporate Communications 
PT HM Sampoerna Tbk.