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Bobby Gafur S. Umar (born June 23, 1968) is the President Director & CEO of Bakrie & Brothers,[1] a company under the Bakrie Group focusing on producing steel pipes, building materials, auto parts, EPC & fabrication services, and infrastructure.

Early life

Bobby Gafur S. Umar was born on 23 June 1968 in Jakarta, Indonesia. He attended Trisakti University and earned a degree in electrical engineering in 1992.[2] After his bachelor's degree, Bobby Gafur S. Umar obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA in 1995.


  • President Director of PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk (August 2002–March 2008)[3]
  • Commissioner of PT Bakrie Sumatera Plantations (July 2002–present)[4]
  • President Director/CEO of PT Bakrie Indo Infrastructure (March 2008–present)
  • Managing Director/CEO of PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk (June 2009–June 2010)
  • Vice President Commissioner of PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk (March 2008–June 2009)
  • Director of PT Bakrie Sumatera Plantation Tbk (June 2000–August 2002)
  • Director of PT Agrowiyana (March 1998–August 2002)
  • Manager of Restructurization and Project Acquisition of BSP (October 1997–February 1998)
  • Assistant to the Chairman of the Bakrie Group (October 1995–February 1998)


  • Vice Chairman of Oil and Gas Energy of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) (2015-2015)[5]
  • Chairman of the Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PII) (2012-2015)[6]
  • Chairman of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization (AFEO) (2012-2013)[7]
  • Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Public Listed Companies Association for the (2011-2017, executive term)
  • Chief of the Permanent Committee for the Infrastructural Development of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the (2010-2015)[8]
  • Assistant to the President of KADIN (1995-1998)
  • Vice Chairman of GAPKI West Sumatera Branch (2001-2004)
  • Chief of the Plantation Sector of KADIN Jambi (2001-2006).

Community involvement

In 1996, Umar began developing palm oil plantations around Tanjung Jabung, Jambi Province, with an aim to benefit communities surrounding the area. This development was executed through Core-Plasma Partnership Program, a scheme for trans-migrant farmers, providing them with extra benefits such as capital loans, training, as well as the guarantee of purchase of agricultural yields at market price.[9] In 1998, at the same location, the program started to partner with the farmer's union. Such efforts resulted with a total plantation area of 7,701 hectares, and benefited around 4,576 families around the area. The same program was later launched in Pasaman, Western Sumatra, during 1996.

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