Sep 15, 2011

Gamala Katoppo passes away

Gamala Virasa Katoppo, 42, a new corporate secretary of coal mining contractor PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk (DOID), passed away yesterday on heart attack.
Yura Katoppo, eldest brother of Gamala, said he was found dead at his house between 1 pm-5 pm yesterday after he was checked by SOS Medika hospital in the morning at 1 am.
Gamala is the youngest of Katoppo brothers. Gamala is younger brother of Baraditta Katoppo, President Director of PT Fitch Ratings Indonesia.
Gamala has just officially appointed as corporate secretary of Delta Dunia early this month, replacing his predecessor Andre Soelistiyanto who will handle corporate finance task at the company that is controlled by Texas Pacific Group, China Investment Corporation, and Government of Singapore's Investment Corporation.
Andre, who was met at Gamala's house today, said Gamala has healthy life. He is not a smoker and frequent to go to gym for exercise. "He is one of the best corporate secretary," Andre told Insider Stories.
Delta Dunia is now led by Hagianto Kumala, former executive of PT United Tractors Tbk and Astra Group, a stellar figure in the coal sector as well.
Prior to join Delta Dunia, he was a corporate secretary at a EPC company dubbed PT Truba Alam Manunggal Tbk and corporate research and information at oil and gas producer PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk. 

Disclosure: No position at the stock mentioned above.

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