Febriany Eddy Appointed CEO of PT Vale Indonesia
Febriany Eddy officially became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & President Director of PT Vale Indonesia Tbk (PT Vale) on 29 April 2021. Febriany replaces Nico Kanter who has been CEO of PT Vale since 2011 and also a steering committee of the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) representing the company as well.
As published on PT Vale Indonesia’s website page, Nico Canter shows his gratitude by tated, “I am very grateful to have received the mandate to be able to lead PT Vale for 9 years. It is more comfortable and grateful because my successor, Febriany Eddy, is a very capable and great person. With my current position on the Board of Commissioners, I hope that I and the other commissioners may help PT Vale, under the leadership of Febriany, to realize the Company’s plans and targets.”
Febriany has been with Vale for almost 14 years. She has nearly 22 years of international work experience in the financial and mining industry. She worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Jakarta and in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for total of seven years. During that time, she was involved in various types of financial due diligence works and international projects.
She started her career with PT Vale as Manager of Capital Project Controls and Financial Evaluation. After three years in the role, she was assigned to the regional office of Vale Base Metals Asia Pacific and Africa based in Brisbane, Australia for 2.5 years. There, holder of Bachelor of Economics from the University of Indonesia and MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and National University of Singapore, was responsible for overseeing performance of Vale Base Metals units in Indonesia, Japan, China, Taiwan and Africa. Upon her return to Indonesia, she assumed responsibility as CFO of PT Vale from 2013 to 2018 and was Deputy CEO for two years, before the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Treasury in Asia Pacific (2015) finally being appointed as CEO.
Being a CEO in a company engaged in an industry with such a masculine image did not dampen Febriany’s spirit. She believes that diversity will bring change in a positive direction. Difference makes all the difference. This is in line with Vale’s target to be a “home” for all talents by embracing diversity, creating equality and building inclusiveness. Febriany, who was chosen as Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen 2019, is also active in voicing issues of diversity, inclusion, and sustainability, through various forums, such as Women in Mining & Energy (WIME), Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE), and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD).