KNews.id- Silmy Karim, born November 19, 1974 is the Main Director of PT. Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk since being appointed through the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on September 6 2018. He was initially known as a young professional working in the field of defense and the defense industry. After successfully handling a number of SOEs that were in trouble, he was later dubbed as the Main Director of SOEs specialist in sickness.Finally, Silmy was successful in restructuring and transforming PT. Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk.
One of the restructuring carried out at Krakatau Steel is in terms of debt restructuring. This restructuring process took more than 1 year and was well completed, marked by the signing of a debt restructuring agreement on January 12, 2020 between Krakatau Steel and 10 of its creditors.At the time of restructuring, Krakatau Steel’s debt amounted to $2.2 billion US (35 trillion rupiah). Due to the enormous debt value, this restructuring is also known as the largest corporate debt restructuring in Indonesia. Krakatau Steel saved US$685 million (11 trillion rupiah) from this restructuring program. The second success at Krakatau Steel was when Krakatau Steel managed to record a profit of $74.1 million US (1 trillion rupiah) in the 1st quarter of 2020. Just Info, KS also experienced a profit in 2020 and 2021 and the first semester of 2022, 2.5 years of profit after losing eight consecutive years.program. The second success at Krakatau Steel was when Krakatau Steel managed to record a profit of $74.1 million US (1 trillion rupiah) in the first quarter of 2020.
Just Info, KS also experienced a profit in 2020 andAnother assignment that was no less important was when Silmy was appointed as the President Director of PT. Pindad (Persero) in 2014, succeeded in raising the name and strategic role of the domestic defense industry. When he took office,Pindad’s popularity seemed to have risen and become the pride of the Indonesian people, plus at that time (in 2015) the Indonesian contingent won the AASAM (Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting) military shooting competition in Australia.
The Indonesian contingent at that time won 30 gold medals out of the 50 that were contested, meaning that Indonesia won more than half of the available gold medals, beating contingents from the United States, Australia, France, England, etc. Indonesia’s victory and domination in the AASAM championship was excited because the Pindad weapons used by the Indonesian contingent would be dismantled by the Committee due to suspicions that the Pindad weapons used by the Indonesian contingent did not meet the standards of the manufacturer’s specifications or had been modified. Another success at Pindad was when Pindad succeeded in designing and producing excavators (heavy. equipment).Silmy has also served in various government institutions such as the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), and the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM). The assignment from various state institutions is a very rare opportunity that not many people have, this shows the country’s great trust in it.
And the experience of various assignments and organizations makes him have strong leadership skills and an extensive network, this makes it easier for him to solve various challenges and problems in assignments.
2008, based on the Decree of the President of the Republic of Indonesia Number 7 of 2008 concerning the National Team for the Transfer of Business Activities (PAB) to the TNI, Silmy Karim was appointed as a Member of the PAB TNI National Team. The team’s main task is to transfer business activities directly or indirectly owned by the TNI in accordance with the mandate of Article 76 of Law Number 34 of 2004 concerning the Indonesian National Armed Forces. The TNI is no longer allowed to do business because according to the TNI Law, one definition of a professional TNI is that it is not allowed to do business. This is a task that is not easy because the Team formed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia must take over the sources of income obtained by the TNI outside of the Government Budget (APBN). After successfully carrying out the heavy duty in the PAB TNI National Team, Silmy in 2009 was asked by the Minister of Defense Juwono Sudarsono and the Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (DoD) Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin to join the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (at that time it was called the Indonesian Ministry of Defense).
Although initially Silmy did not have an educational background in the military and defense fields, on the initiative of the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia, Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, he had the opportunity to pursue military and defense education. He received military and defense education abroad, from the NATO School in Germany to Harvard University and the Naval Postgraduate School in the United States. Armed with knowledge from the results of this education, Silmy became one of the experts in Indonesia in the field of Defense Management and National Security. At the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia, the first task assigned to Silmy was as an Advisor to the Minister of Defense.
This position began when he was placed as a Member of the Defense Management Expert Team at the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia until 2014. Then in the field of defense industry, since 2010, Silmy entered as a Member of the Assistance Team for the Defense Industry Policy Committee (KKIP). He also helped draft Law Number 16 of 2012 concerning the Defense Industry. His last position at KKIP was Expert Staff for Cooperation and Inter-Agency Relations.
For his services in the assignment at the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia, he received a service star for the Dharma Defense of the Republic of Indonesia in 2014.Silmy is not new to the defense sector, his introduction to the world of the Indonesian military began in 2007. Initially, with his educational background and experience in the economics and business world, he was asked to supervise the transformation process of businesses owned by the TNI. At that time Silmy was appointed as a member of the TNI’s Business Transformation Supervision Team (TSTB) in 2007. Apart from being in the defense sector, Silmy had the opportunity to attend intelligence education in Germany. Therefore he also joined the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) as a Member of the Strategic Analyst Council (BIN) since 2013. His experience in the fields of economics, defense, intelligence, as well as national and international security allowed him to contribute well to his assignment at BIN. The assignment to BUMN began when Silmy was assigned to become a commissioner at PT.
PAL (Persero) in 2011. This assignment carries the mission of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia in ensuring that the submarine and warship building program at PT PAL (Persero) can be carried out properly along with the technology transfer process running successfully. In October 2014, the position of President Director of PT Pindad (Persero) was vacant because Sudirman Said was appointed Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources. Silmy was finally appointed as the Main Director of PT Pindad (Persero) to replace Sudirman Said through the Final Assessment Team (TPA) process led by the President of the Republic of Indonesia. After successfully improving and improving the performance of PT Pindad (Persero) within 1 year and 7 months (22 December 2014 – 3 August 2016), Silmy was entrusted with improving another BUMN, namely PT. Barata Indonesia (Persero) starting August 7 2016. After serving at PT. Barata Indonesia (Persero) for 2 years and 1 month, the Minister of BUMN gave another task to improve PT Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk through the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGMS) on 6 September 2018.
Outside of government duties, Silmy previously had a career in a public company by becoming an Independent Commissioner at PT Bentoel International Investama Tbk. (RMBA), and PT Alfa Retailindo Tbk. (ARI). Due to his reputation for professionalism, he is trusted by global companies to sit as President Commissioner of PT. MAN Diesel & Turbo Indonesia, as well as Commissioner of PT. GE Power Solutions Indonesia. In addition, he is known to be active in a number of youth and social organizations such as the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI), the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), the Indonesian Youth National Committee (KNPI), and the Paramadina Foundation. Brief Position History Main Director of PT. Krakatau Steel (Persero) Tbk (September 2018-Present) Main Director of PT. Barata Indonesia (Persero) (August 2016-September 2018) Main Director of PT. Pindad (Persero) (December 2014-August 2016) Expert Staff for Cooperation and Inter-agency Relations, Defense Industry Policy Committee (KKIP) (2010-Present) Member of the Strategic Analyst Board of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) (2013-2015) Commissioner of PT. PAL Indonesia (Persero) (2011-2014) Member of Defense Management Expert Team at the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (2010-2014) Special Staff to the Head of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) (2010-2011).
Member of the National Team for Transferring TNI Business Activities (2008-2009) Member of TNI Business Transformation Supervision Team (2007-2008) Education Bachelor of Economics from Trisakti University (1997) Master of Economics, University of Indonesia (2007) Georgetown University, GLS, Washington D.C., USA (2010) George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Program in Advance Security, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (2012) NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany (2012) Harvard University in the Field of National and International Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America (2012) Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Defense Management, Monterey, California, United States (2014). (FHD)