JAKARTADAILY.ID – The 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGMS) of PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk or BNI on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, has approved the appointment of IFG President Director Robertus Billitea as a member of the Board of Commissioners at PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk or BNI.
The decision was taken at the BNI Pejompongan Tower, Jakarta, yesterday. However, it is interesting to examine who Robertus is.
On the Indonesia Financial Group (IFG) website it is stated that Robertus is the President Director of the company.
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Previously, this man who was born in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara was an independent commissioner at PT Bank Mandiri Tbk (Persero).
His long track record has led him to become Acting Chairman of the Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS).
And interestingly, Robertus is also full of experience working at the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) as a legal director.
Millennial and Gen X readers probably understand exactly what IBRA is. He is a fairly powerful institution formed by the government in 1998, in the midst of a stormy monetary crisis, where many Indonesian banks collapsed. At that time, Indonesia was admitted to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) inpatient room.
IBRA was formed with a serious task, namely reviving banks that were ailing due to the monetary crisis to treating problem assets.
And at that time, Robertus was in a banking crisis.
As information obtained from the Radjiman Bilitea & Partners website, it is known that while serving at IBRA, Robertus represented and defended IBRA's legal interests in the Commercial, Civil, and Anti-Monopoly Courts.
He also represents and defends IBRA's legal rights outside Indonesia such as in the United States.
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While at IBRA, he was also involved in a large-scale debt loan restructuring, the process of mega-mergers of several banks under the IBRA program.