Board of Commissioners

Biography PhotoJohn Bellis
President Commissioner

British citizen. Started as an Independent Commissioner in 2004, becoming President Commissioner in 2013. He joined the Company in 2001 becoming Senior Advisor and CEO of Matahari Department Store. Currently, he also serves as President Commissioner and Chairman of Audit Committee of PT Matahari Department Store Tbk. His career started as a management trainee at John Lewis Partnership Stores, UK (1965-1970), General Manager at Booker Group Zambia (1965-1970) and Edgars Stores Ltd, South Africa (1970-1999) with his latest position as Managing Director. He is a NRDC graduate of St. Martins College, London, UK.
John Bellis
President Commissioner


British citizen. Started as an Independent Commissioner in 2004, becoming President Commissioner in 2013. He joined the Company in 2001 becoming Senior Advisor and CEO of Matahari Department Store. Currently, he also serves as President Commissioner and Chairman of Audit Committee of PT Matahari Department Store Tbk. His career started as a management trainee at John Lewis Partnership Stores, UK (1965-1970), General Manager at Booker Group Zambia (1965-1970) and Edgars Stores Ltd, South Africa (... 
Biography PhotoTheo L. Sambuaga
Vice President Commissioner

Indonesian citizen. Joined the Board of Commissioners as President Commissioner in 2012, becoming Vice President Commissioner in 2013. Currently, he also serves as President of Lippo Group, President Commissioner and member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk, President Commissioner of PT First Media Tbk, and President Commissioner of PT Multipolar Tbk. His experiences as Public Officer in several key positions included Minister of Labour (1998), Minister of State for Housing & Settlement (1998-1999), member of the Constitutional Committee of Republic of Indonesia (1982-2009), member of House of Representatives of Republic of Indonesia (1982-1998 and 2004-2009), Chairman of Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation (1994-1997), and Chairman of Foreign & Defense Affairs Committee One of the House of Representatives of Republic of Indonesia (2004-2009). He obtained his Bachelor Degree from Faculty of Social and Political Sciences from University of Indonesia and Master of International Public Policy from School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) John Hopkins University, Washington DC, USA.
Theo L. Sambuaga
Vice President Commissioner


Indonesian citizen. Joined the Board of Commissioners as President Commissioner in 2012, becoming Vice President Commissioner in 2013. Currently, he also serves as President of Lippo Group, President Commissioner and member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk, President Commissioner of PT First Media Tbk, and President Commissioner of PT Multipolar Tbk. His experiences as Public Officer in several key positions included Minister of Labour (1998), Minister of State for... 
Biography PhotoWilliam Travis Saucer
Independent Commissioner

American citizen. Became an Independent Commissioner in 2013. He also serves as Chairman of Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the Company. In 2009, he was appointed as CEO-Retail Group at the Company. Currently, he also serves as Independent Commissioner of PT Matahari Department Store Tbk. His professional career began in 1973 with JC Penney and Saks, moved to McRae’s in 1998 as CEO. In 2001-2006 he was an independent business consultant prior to join Matahari Department Store as CEO in 2006. He is a graduate from Troy State University, Alabama, USA.
William Travis Saucer
Independent Commissioner


American citizen. Became an Independent Commissioner in 2013. He also serves as Chairman of Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the Company. In 2009, he was appointed as CEO-Retail Group at the Company. Currently, he also serves as Independent Commissioner of PT Matahari Department Store Tbk. His professional career began in 1973 with JC Penney and Saks, moved to McRae’s in 1998 as CEO. In 2001-2006 he was an independent business consultant prior to join Matahari Departmen... 
Biography PhotoChua Siang Hwee, Jeffrey
Independent Commissioner

Singaporean citizen. Became an Independent Commissioner in 2013. Currently he also serves as Managing Director Southeast Asia as well as concurrently Managing Director Mergers and Acquisitions at Temasek International Pte Ltd. He has held various senior roles during his career in Temasek since joining in 1997, including Managing Director Investments (Financial Institutions Group) and Managing Director Legal & Regulations. Prior to joining Temasek, he was in private legal practice since joining to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore in 1993. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and holds a Master of Laws (Banking and International Finance) degree from King’s College, University of London. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA.
Chua Siang Hwee, Jeffrey
Independent Commissioner


Singaporean citizen. Became an Independent Commissioner in 2013. Currently he also serves as Managing Director Southeast Asia as well as concurrently Managing Director Mergers and Acquisitions at Temasek International Pte Ltd. He has held various senior roles during his career in Temasek since joining in 1997, including Managing Director Investments (Financial Institutions Group) and Managing Director Legal & Regulations. Prior to joining Temasek, he was in private legal practice since joining t... 
Biography PhotoNiel Nielson
Independent Commissioner

American citizen. Joined as Independent Commissioner in 2015. Currently, he also serves as Independent Commissioner of PT Matahari Department Store Tbk and PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk. He also serves on the Board of Directors in more than 100 companies that are part of First Trust Advisors, LP; Crossway Books and Maclellan Foundation. In 1984, he held several important positions in the Chicago Research and Trading Group, Nations Bank and The ServiceMaster Company. He served as the 5th rector at Covenant College, Georgia, USA (2002-2012) and established Dew Learning LLC. His Doctorate Degree in Philosophy was obtained from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA.
Niel Nielson
Independent Commissioner


American citizen. Joined as Independent Commissioner in 2015. Currently, he also serves as Independent Commissioner of PT Matahari Department Store Tbk and PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk. He also serves on the Board of Directors in more than 100 companies that are part of First Trust Advisors, LP; Crossway Books and Maclellan Foundation. In 1984, he held several important positions in the Chicago Research and Trading Group, Nations Bank and The ServiceMaster Company. He served as the 5th... 
Biography PhotoJohanes Jany
Commissioner

Indonesian citizen. Became a Commissioner in 2014. He joined the Company in 1989 and became Director in 2013. Currently, he also serves as Commissioner of PT Gowa Makasar Tourism Development Tbk and PT Matahari Department Store Tbk, and as a Director of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk. He assumed several key positions as President Director of Timezone and Real Estate & Store Planning Director of Matahari Department Store. In 2011, he served as Property & Asset Management Director. He is a graduate of University of North Sumatra, Medan, majoring in Accounting.
Johanes Jany
Commissioner


Indonesian citizen. Became a Commissioner in 2014. He joined the Company in 1989 and became Director in 2013. Currently, he also serves as Commissioner of PT Gowa Makasar Tourism Development Tbk and PT Matahari Department Store Tbk, and as a Director of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk. He assumed several key positions as President Director of Timezone and Real Estate & Store Planning Director of Matahari Department Store. In 2011, he served as Property & Asset Management Director. He is a graduate of Univ... 
Biography PhotoJohn Riady
Commissioner

Indonesian citizen. Joined as Commissioner in 2015. Currently, he also serves as Commissioner of PT Matahari Department Store Tbk. John Riady is an Indonesian lawyer, professor, and businessman. He is a Professor of Law at Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) Faculty of Law, one of Indonesia’s leading universities; Editor at Large of the Jakarta Globe since 2005 and Director of the Lippo Group. He was educated at Georgetown University, USA where he majored in Political Philosophy and Economics (2006). He received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business, USA, graduating as a Palmer Scholar (2008) and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University Law School, USA (2011). He is also a member of the NY Bar Association and serves on The World Economic Forum Council on Southeast Asia.
John Riady
Commissioner


Indonesian citizen. Joined as Commissioner in 2015. Currently, he also serves as Commissioner of PT Matahari Department Store Tbk. John Riady is an Indonesian lawyer, professor, and businessman. He is a Professor of Law at Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) Faculty of Law, one of Indonesia’s leading universities; Editor at Large of the Jakarta Globe since 2005 and Director of the Lippo Group. He was educated at Georgetown University, USA where he majored in Political Philosophy and Economics (2006...