Emirsyah Satar’s Action, Who Becomes the New Suspect of the Garuda Indonesia Corruption Case

JAKARTA, – Emirsyah Satar was appointed by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) as one of the suspects in the alleged corruption case in the procurement of the CRJ-1000 aircraft and the takeover of the ATR 72-600 aircraft at PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

The corruption case, which is estimated to have caused state losses of up to Rp. 8.8 trillion, is thought to have occurred around 2011-2021.

This corruption case is not the only case that has been carried out by Emirsyah Satar, he is also involved in the bribery case for the procurement of Rolls-Royce engines for Airbus aircraft belonging to Garuda Indonesia.

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Emirsyah is currently being held at the Sukamiskin Prison, West Java due to his involvement in the bribery case.

What is the figure of Emirsyah Satar, who served as President Director of Garuda Indonesia from 2005-2014?

Emirsyah Satar was born in Jakarta on June 28, 1959. He studied at the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia and graduated in 1986.

Armed with this economic education, Emirsyah started his career as an auditor at a public accounting firm that was included in the Big 4, namely Pricewaterhouse Coopers (Pwc) in 1983.

Then in 1985, he started his career in banking by becoming Assistant of Vice President of Corporate Banking Group Citibank.

After that, he became Deputy President Director of PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk in 2003-2005 and from 1994-1996 he served as President Director of PT Niaga Factoring Corporation.

With such a brilliant career track record, Emirsyah Satir succeeded in occupying the position of Finance Director at Garuda Indonesia during 1998-2003 where he played an important role in Garuda’s financial restructuring.