Independent Non-Executive Director and Independent Chairman
Gouw Eng Seng
Mr Gouw Eng Seng has over 15 years of experience in the coal and minerals industry.
Mr Gouw started his career in York University where he taught management information system as a lecturer from 1978 to 1982. Thereafter, he worked in Citibank, first as a consultant from 1982 to 1985 and then as an electronic data processing auditor from 1985 to 1990. Subsequently, he joined his family business, PT Metro Garmin, which is principally involved in garment manufacturing, as well as other family investment projects in China including property, trading and information technology, as a Sales and Marketing Director in 1991 where he stayed until 2000. He served as the Vice-Chairman of the Indonesian Textile Association (Asosiasi Pertekstilan Indonesia) and Chairman of the Indonesian Apparel Manufacturers Association (Asosiasi Apparel Manufacturer Indonesia) from 1995 to 2005. From 1999 to 2005, he was a Director of Hong Garment Manufacturer Pte Ltd, which is in business of wholesale of textiles and leather. Mr Gouw held the position of the representative of the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the Indonesian National Productivity Council for 10 years from 2005 to 2015. He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce & Industry since 2000 and has been the Executive Chairman of the Indonesian Smelter and Mineral Processing Association since 2013. He has also been appointed as the Indonesian representative and consultant to Sarawak Energy Berhad, a Malaysia energy development company and integrated power utility since November 2015. He is also the Executive Chairman of Indonesia Research and Development International, a research institute advising on foreign direct investment between China and Indonesia, since 2015 and a member of the International Advisory Board of Beijing Jiaotong University since 2017.
Mr Gouw obtained a Bachelor of Art and Masters of Art from York University, Toronto, Canada in 1977 and 1980 respectively.