Jakarta. The government has appointed lawyer Alexander Lay as a commissioner board member of state owned energy company Pertamina, the company said in a statement on Wednesday (13/09).
Alexander came into spotlight in 2009 as part of a team defending Bibit S. Rianto and Chandra M. Hamzah, then commissioners of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), who faced false allegations from the National Police.
Alexander, a 44-year-old Flores native, is a long-time supporter of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. He also worked as a volunteer for Jokowi during the presidential campaign. After Jokowi was elected, Alexander was assigned as a special staff to the Cabinet Secretariat and later to the State Secretariat.
Alexander obtained his law degree at Atma Jaya University in 2003, having previously graduated from the petroleum engineering department of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 1997 and spent two years as a drilling engineer for Schlumberger Oilfield Services.
In 2006, he obtained a masters degree from University of Sydney.
Between 2009 to 2014, Alexander served as a board member and supervisory board member in Transparency International Indonesia, a global anticorruption nongovernmental organization. He is also the founder of the law firm Lasut, Lay & Pane.
Alexander will serve on the board with president commissioner and independent commissioner Tanri Abeng, vice president commissioner of Arcandra Tahar, and four other members of namely Sahala Lumban Gaol, Edwin Hidayat Abdullah and Suahasil Nazara.