Coal People Magazine caught up with Jeffrey Mulyono, 51, the present Chairman of the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (ICMA) since 2002 and President Director or CEO of PT Berau Coal.PT Berau Coal
produces a range of Indonesian sub-bituminous coal, with low ash and relatively low sulfur content and moderate heating values.Under a Coal Cooperation agreement with PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam
(PTBA), the state-owned company, PT Berau Coal
was appointed as the sole contractor at a specific mining area in East Kalimantan that covers 1,200 sq. kilometers. Jeffrey Mulyono
first graduated as an engineering student from the mining faculty from the prestigious Bandung Institute of Technology
(ITB).He worked as a sales officer in PT Astra Graphia before switching over to a management trainee in PT United Tractors, a public listed company dealing with heavy equipment and machinery in the mining and manufacturing industry.He worked for 17 years before leaving as a director from United Tractors and joined PT Berau Coal in 1997.
In 1998 he
was made the president director and CEO of PT Berau Coal
Jeffrey shares with us his
vision, expectations, and a roadmap for the Indonesian mining industry and for PT Berau Coal
discusses some of the common issues foreign investors talk about before they invests in a country still viewed by many as coming to grips with the international mining community and itself.