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About Us

Our People

People Development

We focus on creating an inclusive environment where our diverse workforce feels valued, supported, respected and engaged, positioning them to do 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 its 28,212 permanent employees of the Company and subsidiaries.

In addition, Sampoerna also partners with 38 Third Party Operators throughout Java in producing its Hand-Rolled Kretek Cigarettes which collectively employ about 39,200 people.

The Company sells and distributes cigarettes through 106 sales and distribution centers across Indonesia.

Data source: Sampoerna’s 2017 Annual Report

Mindaugas Trumpaitis

PRESIDENT DIRECTOR Lithuanian citizen, born in Lithuania on 29 May 1975. He was appointed as Sampoerna’s President Director at the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGMS) of the company held on 18 November 2016. Mindaugas Trumpaitis joined PMI Lithuania in 1998 in Sales and progressed his career through various positions including Country Manager Latvia and Manager Trade Marketing and Sales Development until 2005. He then served as Manager Strategic Planning for Philip Morris International in Switzerland until 2007. Since then, he garnered progressive experience in managing tobacco businesses in medium and large markets within PMI’s global affiliates, including more than 10 years of experience as General Manager/Managing Director in Finland (2007-2008), the Baltics (2008-2010), Mexico (2010-2013) and Canada (2013-2016). He holds a Bachelor‘s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Business Management both from Klaipeda University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and participated in Executive MBA Courses from INSEAD in France.
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Ivan Cahyadi


DIRECTOR 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.
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Ingo Rose


DIRECTOR German Citizen, born in Bremen on 13 April 1971. Ingo Rose has been with Philip Morris International since 1997 and has held roles and responsibilities in brand and strategy marketing for over 20 years in countries such as Germany, Mexico, and Indonesia. He holds two Master's degrees from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universtät, Münster in Germany. 
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Michael Scharer


DIRECTOR Austrian citizen, born in Austria on 20 September 1966. Michael Scharer was appointed as Sampoerna’s Director at the EGMS of the company held on 18 November 2016, responsible for Operations. He started his career in the tobacco industry in 1992 as engineer in Austria Tobacco (Vienna). He joined Philip Morris Germany as Management Trainee in 1997 and progressed his career through various positions until 2001, including Project Lead SAP Implementation. Since then he gained years of experience within numerous PMI affiliates in various positions, including Project Manager in Malaysia (2001-2002), Manager Operations in PMI Engineering Switzerland (2002-2005), Manager Area Operations Africa & Israel (2005-2006), Manager Production Primary and Secondary in Berlin (2006-2009), Director Operations in Malaysia (2009-2011) and Portugal (2011-2013), Director Technical Services Asia (2013-2015), Director PMI Engineering (2015), and Director Electronic Devices RRP (2015-2016). He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & Business Management from the Technical University of Vienna.
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Troy J. Modlin


DIRECTOR U.S. citizen, born in Colorado on 19 October 1971. Troy J. Modlin has served as Sampoerna’s Director since 2015 and is in charge of Corporate Affairs. He joined PMI in 2005 in Switzerland as manager and was later appointed Director of Government Affairs in 2008, before assuming the position Director of Corporate Affairs in Hong Kong in 2009, and Bangkok in 2011. Prior to his career in PMI, he worked at The Lockheed Martin Corporation in Denver (1995-2003) and Leo Burnett Worldwide in Chicago (2003-2005). He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Denver, USA, and Master’s Degree of International Management from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, USA.
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Elvira Lianita


DIRECTOR
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. 
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William Giff


DIRECTOR William Reilly Giff is U.S. citizen, born in New York on 1 September 1963. He has over three decades of experience in the financial sector. He was appointed as Sampoerna’s Director at the AGMS on 27 April 2017, responsible for Finance. He started his career as Auditor in Arthur Andersen (1985-1989) and in Internal Controls in Diamandis Communications Inc. (1989-1990) before joining Philip Morris International in 1990. He served in various positions in PMI, including Internal Control Analyst (1990-1991), Manager Export Analysis and Control (1991-1995), and Manager Budgeting (1995-1999). He then progressed through several key Finance positions in PMI affiliates, including Australia as Regional Finance Manager (1999-2001) and Director Finance (2001-2002), and in Latin America and Canada as Director Planning and Controller (2003-2008), as Director Mergers and Acquisitions (2009-2014) and as Director Finance (2014-2016). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Fairfield University.
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Johanes Wardhana


DIRECTOR
Indonesian Citizen, born in Jakarta, 10 July 1962. Johanes Wardana joined PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. after having held various positions in Sales, Marketing, and Human Resources. Prior to joining Sampoerna, Jo was Senior Partner at Egon Zehnder Indonesia until the end of 2017. He also worked for multinational companies such as Coca Cola and Procter and Gamble Indonesia. He holds a Master's degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, USA.
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John Gledhill


PRESIDENT COMMISSIONER
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.
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Wayan Mertasana Tantra


VICE PRESIDENT COMMISSIONER
Indonesian citizen, born in Singaraja on 2 July 1962. Wayan Mertasana Tantra has been with Sampoerna since 1987 and served on the Board of Directors since 2008, and was subsequently appointed as Independent Director in 2014. He began his career in the company as Supervisor Marketing, Coordinator Project Brand from 1988 to 1992, Regional Sales Manager East Indonesia between 1992 and 1996, General Manager PT Perusahaan Dagang dan Industri Panamas from 1996 to 2002. Since then, he's Director Sales of the company. At the AGMS 2016, he was appointed Vice President Commissioner of Sampoerna. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Surabaya and a Master’s Degree in Management from Airlangga University, Surabaya.
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Yos Adiguna Ginting


COMMISSIONER Yos Adiguna Ginting joined Sampoerna in 2002 as an Organization Development Specialist, after which he progressed through several key positions at Sampoerna and other PMI affiliates. He is a holder of Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Theoretical Chemistry, which he earned from the University of Tasmania, Australia. He was appointed as Commissioner by the AGMS on 27 April 2018.
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Niken Rachmad


COMMISSIONER
Indonesian citizen, born in Malang on 25 February 1950. Niken Kristiawan Rachmad has served as Sampoerna’s Commissioner since 2011. She joined Sampoerna in 1998 as Head of Corporate Communications and later assumed the positions of Communications Director in 2006, and Corporate Affairs Advisor in 2010. Prior to her career in Sampoerna, Niken was a Managing Director of Indo-Ad Public Relations since 1992. She was reappointed as a Sampoerna Commissioner by the AGMS in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.
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Goh Kok Ho


INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONER
Malaysian citizen, born in Selangor on 3 July 1946. He serves as an Independent Commissioner since 2012 and formerly held several key positions at various PMI affiliates from 1983 to 2001. Prior to his career in PMI, he worked for several companies in Malaysia, among them as Account Director and Associate Director for Leo Burnett (1977-1983), as Account Manager for Ted Bates (1974-1977), in several positions for McCann Erickson (1971-1974), as well as Straits Times Press (1969-1971). He was reappointed as Independent Commissioner by the AGMS in 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya.
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RB Permana Agung Dradjattun


INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONER
Indonesian citizen, born in Lombok on 27 October 1952. R.B. Permana Agung Dradjattun has served as an Independent Commissioner since 2013 and was reappointed in 2015. He started his career in Directorate General of Customs and Excise in 1972 until 2002, with Director General of Customs and Excise being his last position. He then moved to Ministry of Finance until 2013 and resumed many key positions including as Inspector General Department of Finance, as Inspector General State Assets Development, also as Head of Financial Education and Training. He has a Doctorate degree in Public Policy and a Master’s Degree in Public Finance from the University of Notre Dame USA, a Master’s Degree in International Trade and Public Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA, and a Bachelor of Finance from the Institute of Finance.
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Cicilia Tri Sulistyawati


MEMBER OF THE NOMINATION & REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
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.
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Drs. Hanafi Usman


MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
Indonesian citizen, born in Jakarta on 29 December 1952. Prior to joining Sampoerna, he had a long career assuming key positions at the Directorate General of Customs and
Excise with his last position as Pembina Utama Madya. He holds a Graduate Degree from the Institute of Finance Science, Ministry of Finance, which he earned in 1979 and an Undergraduate Degree from the Institute of Finance Science, Ministry of Finance, which he earned in 1975.
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Rudianto Wiharso


INTERNAL AUDIT 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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