Opening Speech by



Arief Yahya CEO PT Telkom Indonesia

Prior to his position as President Director, he was Director of Enterprise & Wholesale from June 24, 2005. Born in  Banyuwangi, April 2, 1961, he has got his graduate from Telecommunications-Electronics Engineering of Institut Teknologi Bandung (1986), and MSc of Telematics from University of Surrey, UK (1994). At the moment Arief Yahya also a candidate Doctor in Economic and Business Management at Padjajaran University, Indonesia.

Joined Telkom since 1986, Arief Yahya has had assignments in many positions, those are, Senior Manager Commercial of Divisi Regional II (1999 – 2001), General Manager of Kandatel Jakarta Barat (2002 – 2003), Head of  Divisi Regional VI Kalimantan (2003 – 2004), and Head of  Divisi Regional V East Java (2004 – 2005). He is also a Chairman of Electrical Engineering Alumni Association of Institut Teknologi Bandung from 2009 until 2013. Arief Yahya is also a member of APEC Business Advisory Council since 2012.

During his career, Arief Yahya has gained several awards such as in 2005 he received Satya Lencana Pembangunan from President of Indonesia. In 2013 for the Best CEO (Finance Asia), the Best CEO of The Year (ABR), the Best CEO BUMN (CEO Innovation Awards), the Best CEO Commitment in HC (IHSC Awards), the Best CEO BUMN (Anugerah BUMN), Marketeer of the Year and Nominee of ASIA Business Leader Award (CNBC). In 2014 Arief Yahya also won the Most Inspirational CEO, Mens Obsession Award.

Arief Yahya has shown his contribution with publishing two books, entitled Paradox Marketing (2012) and Great Spirit Grand Strategy (2013).



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