Mr. Kanter was appointed President Director at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on September 27, 2011. Prior to his appointment, he had served as an Independent Commissioner of PT Vale since April 2009. Prior to joining PT Vale, Mr. Kanter served as Head of Country, British Petroleum (BP) Indonesia, were he oversaw and was responsible for integrating all of BP’s operations in Indonesia. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Relations of BP, a position he assumed in 2005.
Mr. Kanter’s career at BP began in 1984 as a lawyer. From 1987 to 1996, he worked in a number of departments at BP, including Purchasing, Finance, Control and Planning and Marketing and Commercial. He served as Human Resources Manager from 1996 to 1999 and was promoted to Vice-President Public and Government Affairs. Mr. Kanter was named Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and General Support of Vico Indonesia (acquired by BP) from 2001 to 2002 and thereafter was seconded to BP Asia-Pacific and Middle East (Hong Kong) as Executive Assistant to the Group Vice-President Upstream.
Returning to Indonesia in 2003, Mr. Kanter was named Senior Vice President, Public and Government Affairs. He was subsequently promoted to Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Relations.
Mr. Kanter has a master of law degree from the University of Indonesia and a master of business administration (international business) from the University of Southern California.