Faik Fahmi, left, becomes the new president director of Angkasa Pura I on Friday (22/12). (Photo courtesy of Angkasa Pura I)

Transportation Veteran Faik Fahmi Leads Angkasa Pura I


DECEMBER 22, 2017

Jakarta. The government on Friday (22/12) appointed Faik Fahmi, a veteran executive in the Indonesian transportation industry, to lead Angkasa Pura I in a critical period for the state owned airport operator, which is undertaking major airport construction projects and remains on high alert in the face of dangers posed by natural disasters.

Faik will assume the company's president director post, which was suddenly left by Danang S. Baskoro who died last month after serving a year in office.

Also joining the company is Devy Suradji, a marketing and communications professional, as the airport operator's marketing and service director.

"We welcome Mr. Faik Fahmi and Ms. Devy Suradji ... who will certainly have a positive impact on Angkasa Pura I," the company's corporate secretary Israwadi  said in a statement.

Angkasa Pura I is currently constructing three airports — Yogyakarta International Airport in Kulon Progo, Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang, Central Java, Syamsudin Noor Airport in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan — and developing nine more that are overloaded.

The company's airport in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, is on high alert and several times had to be shut down, as Mount Agung in nearby Bali has been erupting since the past few weeks.

Apparently, the government trusts that Faik will be able to address the challenges.

Previously, Faik served as Garuda Indonesia director for customer service. He was also a commercial director at the second state-owned operator Angkasa Pura II.

Coincidentally, Faik was also Danang's successor when the latter left the president director's post at state ferry company ASDP Indonesia Ferry in October 2016.

During his ASDP tenure, Faik introduced online ticketing for its services. His efforts to improve safety standards were recognized by the Ministry of Transportation with an award.

Meanwhile, Devy Suradji was a communications expert staff of State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno. She also served as director of marketing and communications at the World Wildlife Fund Indonesia.