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Telkomtelstra appoints new President Director


telkomtelstra, the Jakarta-based Joint Venture between Telstra and Telkom Indonesia, today announced the appointment of Erik Meijer as new President Director, commencing on 1 December 2015.

Erik has spent the past 22 years working in Indonesia and has held various senior management positions within the Indonesian ICT industry. He will replace Phill Sporton who has led telkomtelstra since its inception and will be returning to Australia to take up a position with Telstra.

David Burns, Group Managing Director, Telstra Global Services said “After an extensive search, we are delighted to have secured a candidate of Erik’s calibre to capitalise on the significant progress we have made since telkomtelstra was established. The company is tracking ahead of forecast and we anticipate continued growth, which is exciting.”

Mr Burns added “We want to thank Phill Sporton for the outstanding work he has done, taking telkomtelstra from a start-up to a growth business. Under Phill’s leadership, we have built a strong local team who are delivering a range of managed solutions in Indonesia and we now welcome him back to Telstra.”

Muhammad Awaluddin Telkom Indonesia’s Director of Enterprise and Business Services said “We want to thank Phill for his extraordinary contribution in establishing telkomtelstra since its inception and wish him well for his return to Telstra. We also welcome the appointment of Erik whose experience will help the business grow and develop in the Indonesian marketplace. Telkom Indonesia looks forward to working closely with Erik and the telkomtelstra team as it continues to grow and succeed in Indonesia.”

Telkomtelstra now employs more than 70 people in a new state of the art facility in Jakarta and has a fully operational business with a number of large enterprise customers and more than 200 sites under contract.

The business is currently delivering the first phase of products and services (Managed Network Services, Integrated Service Management and Professional Services) to Indonesian business customers. It will be releasing its second phase of products including managed cloud, unified communications and an integrated suite of Managed Security Products in 2016.

It also recently opened Indonesia’s first and only immersive Customer Experience Centre, Telstra’s largest CEC outside of Australia.

The appointment remains subject to the approval of relevant authorities.


About telkomtelstra: telkomtelstra is a joint venture between PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom Indonesia), Indonesia’s largest telecommunications operator and Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra), a regional leader in enterprise services. Leveraging the strengths of both Telkom Indonesia and Telstra, we bring an unparalleled combination of deep local market expertise and global managed solutions experience.

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