Dr. Wirawan Jusuf is a co-founder and founding Chairman of the board of directors of Indonesia Energy Corporation Limited, and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of WJ Energy since 2014. Since 2015, Dr. Jusuf has also served as a co-founder and Commissioner of Pt. Asiabeef Biofarm Indonesia, a fully integrated and sustainable cattle business company in Indonesia. Dr. Jusuf also serves as the Director of Maderic Holding Limited, a private investment firm and our majority shareholder, which he founded in 2014. Dr. Jusuf began his professional career when he co-founded and served as the Director of Pt. Wican Indonesia Energi, an oil and gas services company, from 2012 to 2014. Dr. Jusuf earned his Master’s in Public Health at the Gajah Mada University-Jogjakarta in Central Java, Indonesia, and his medical degree at the University of Tarumanegara in Jakarta, Indonesia beforehand. We believe Dr. Jusuf is qualified to serve in his positions with our company due to his strong qualifications in business development, government relations and strategic planning.
Mr Dharmawan previously served as a director at PT Panasia Indo Resources Tbk, a Jakarta-listed holding company that primarily engages in yarn manufacturing, synthetic fibres and mining. Earning his Graduate Certification in Applied Finance and Investment in Kaplan, Australia and bachelor’s degree in Commerce at the Macquarie University in Australia, Mr. Dharmawan had served in several executive positions with the Macquarie Group globally from 2007 to 2015. He has experience working in Sydney, Singapore, London, and New York.
Mr. Hutapea has rich experience in the field of investment planning and policy, investment licensing, investment compliance as well as corporate governance. The executive, who earned his Master of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania previously served in several heads and director roles within the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) since 2004. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in agronomy at the Bogor Agricultural University in Bogor, Indonesia’s West Java.
Mr. Said is a veteran and experienced executive in the oil and gas industry, whose expertise is within the energy and infrastructure sector. He earned his Master of Engineering Management from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia and holds Bachelor’s degree in Engineering at the Chemical Engineering Institute Technology of Indonesia. He is a well-known figure and holds professional memberships within the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) and the Society of Indonesian Petroleum Engineers (IATMI).
Holding the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, Mr. Huang has a strong educational and career background in finance, law and business management.
The co-founder of IEC maintains an attorney at Law professional license from the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP).
He earned his bachelor’s degree in law at the Escola de Direito de São Paulo, a Brazilian private law higher education institution and Fundação Getúlio Vargas, a Brazilian higher education institution. He also participated in a Double Degree Program in Business Management Program at the Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, also in Brazil.
Mr. Peterson served in several executive officer positions at Pedevco Corp. (NYSE American: PED), a public company engaged primarily in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas shale plays in the United States. These positions included as Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.
Since August 2016, Mr. Peterson has served as an independent director on the board of TrxAde Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS), a web-based pharmaceutical market platform, he served in several executive positions at Aemetis, Inc. (formerly AE Biofuels Inc.), a Cupertino, California-based global advanced biofuels and renewable commodity chemicals company. These positions included as Interim President, Director and Executive Vice President. From December 2008 to July 2012, Mr. Peterson also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nevo Energy, Inc. (formerly Solargen Energy, Inc.), a Cupertino, California-based developer of utility-scale solar farms which he helped form). From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Peterson served as a managing partner of American Institutional Partners, a venture investment fund based in Salt Lake City. From 2000 to 2004, he served as a First Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where he helped establish a new private client services division to work exclusively with high-net-worth investors. From September 1989 to January 2000, Mr. Peterson was employed by Goldman Sachs & Co. in a variety of positions and roles, including as a Vice President with the responsibility for a team of professionals that advised and managed over $7 billion in assets. Since Mr. Peterson’s retirement from Pedevco in 2018, he has served as the President of the Taipei Taiwan Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Peterson received his Master degree of Business Administration at the Marriott School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in statistics/computer science from Brigham Young University. Mr. Peterson is qualified to be a Director of our company due to his distinguished experience in managing, operating and growing both public and private companies, especially those active in the energy industry.
Mr. Hussein has strong experience in the fields of investigative auditing, compliance as well as corporate governance. The executive, who previously served as Inspector General of The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia in 2013-2018, and a commissioner at Jakarta-listed and state-controlled tin miner PT Timah (Persero), holds a Forensic Auditor Certification. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Brawijaya University in Malang, Indonesia’s East Java province.