Garuda Indonesia has appointed former telecom executive Irfan Setiaputra as its new president director, after the airline’s previous chief executive was fired over allegedly smuggling a Harley Davidson motorcycle on a Jakarta-bound flight.
Irfan was formerly the CEO of Sigfox Indonesia, an Internet of Things network management company, and has also served as chief of state-owned Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia.
At an extraordinary general meeting held in Jakarta on Wednesday (January 22), shareholders of Indonesia’s flag carrier also decided on a major shake-up of the management team in a bid to repair its reputation.
Garuda’s board of directors now comprises Irfan as president director, Dony Oskaria as deputy chief executive; Rizal Pahlevi as commerce and cargo director; Tumpal Manumpak Hutapea as operations director; Rahmat Hanafi as technical director; Ade Susardi as services, business development and IT director; and Aryaperwira Adileksana as human capital director. Fuad Rizal, who was appointed interim managing director, remains as finance chief.