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Emirsyah Satar

President Director,
Garuda Indonesia

On his appointment as President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia on March 2005, Emirsyah Satar became one of the youngest CEO of an airline company in the Asia Pacific region. He received his degree in Accounting from the University of Indonesia in 1978. Previously, he had accomplished academic programs at Sorbonne University in Paris.

In 1998, he was offered the position of Garuda Indonesia’s EVP Finance. During that time, he played a major role in the airline’s financial restructuring process carried out in 2001 which amounted to US$ 1.8 billion. Under his leadership, the airline has undergone a major financial and operational turnaround culminating in the IPO of Garuda Indonesia in February 2011.

Since 2008, he become Chairman of INACA (Indonesian National Air Carrier Associations). In 2010 he just appointed as a Member IATA Board of Governors (IATA: International Air Transport Association).


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