53 years old, British citizen, domiciled in Jakarta.
Terry O’Connor was appointed as Matahari’s Chief Executive Officer effective per 1 January 2020. He obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration in Retailing and Wholesaling from the University of Stirling, UK, in 1999, and in 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Stirling in recognition of his outstanding contributions to retailing and British business in Singapore.
He has amassed over 30 years of retail experience both in the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia. After beginning his career in various retail buying roles with then Liverpool-based Colorvision PLC (1986-1993), he took up a position as buying director with Courts, a leading electrical, IT and furniture products retailer, to spearhead Courts’ Asian operations. After a series of rapid promotions, he was appointed as Managing Director of Courts Singapore (2000-2007), before becoming Regional CEO of Courts Asia (2007-2019).
Alongside his career, he is also a committed philanthropist, playing an active role in public and community services. He was nominated by the Singapore Manual and Mercantile Workers’ Union at the NTU May Day Awards for his strong support in the field of labor relations, and, in the June 2010 Honours List, was made an officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen of England for services to trade.
43 years old, Indian Citizen, domiciled in Jakarta.
Niraj Jain was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. His professional qualifications include membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Gold Medalist) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
He brings more than 17 years of experience across Retail, F&B, FBCG and Automobile Industries across various countries.
Before joining Matahari, he was group CFO for Kanmo Group, an Indonesian Omnichannel Retailer which operates Portfolio of brands like Coach, Kate Spade, Nespresso, Mothercare, Justice and others (2013-2019). Prior to that, he was the Controller for Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut / KFC) for India Subcontinent (2009-2013), Senior Manager Planning for ICI Paints, now AkzoNobel, (2005-2009), and Regional Commercial Manager for TVS Motors (2002 – 2005).
49 years old, Indonesian citizen, domiciled in Jakarta.
Irwin Abuthan was appointed as the Company’s Store Planning & Development Director in 2010. He graduated from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Banking and Finance. Since joining the Lippo Group in 2002, he has held a number of different roles, including Director of Planning and Development in the Group’s Food Business Division. Prior to this, he was a Vice President in the Asset Management Investment Division of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) (1999–2002) and previously Manager of Corporate Finance and Corporate Banking at American Express Bank Ltd (1997–1999), having started his career at Bank Credit Lyonnais Indonesia (19951997).
51 years old, Indonesian citizen, domiciled in Jakarta
Miranti holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Indonesia in 1992.
She is the Corporate Secretary and Legal Director and has been with the Company since 2010. Prior to join Matahari, she was the Corporate Secretary and Legal Director of PT Tunas Ridean Tbk (Plc), a Jardine Matheson company, where she set up and oversaw the Corporate Secretary, Legal, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Customer Relations and Corporate Affairs divisions (1995-2010). She started her career as a senior auditor at Prasetio, Utomo & Co (an affiliate company of Arthur Andersen LLP) from 1992 to 1995.
She was the Founder and General Secretary of the Indonesian Corporate Secretary Association (2002-2014), a Committee Member of Asosiasi Emiten Indonesia (the Indonesian Listed Company Association) (2008-2014), and an Audit Committee member in PT Selamat Sempurna Tbk (Plc) (2007-2015), PT Perdana Gapura Prima Tbk (Plc) ( 2007-2009) and PT Andi Chandra Automotive Products Tbk (PlC) (2001-2006)
She was awarded as Top 10 Best Corporate Secretary by Economic Review in 2018 and Top 5 Best Corporate Secretary in Retail Sector by Warta Ekonomi in 2017.
48 years old, Indonesian citizen, domiciled in Jakarta
Dian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Parahyangan in 1997 and Master’s degree majoring Human Reseources Development from University of Indonesia in 2005.
She joined Matahari since January 2021 as the Chief of People and Culture. She experienced more than 25 years in Retail and FMCG industry and actively participated in APRINDO. She has fulfilled leading various roles throughout her career including People and Culture, Corporate Affairs, Retail Operations, and Business Strategic Planning.
Prior to joining Matahari, she was People and Culture Director at Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia, HR and Corporate Affairs Senior Director at Trans Retail Indonesia (Transmart-Carrefour), Operations Director at Guardian, and Head of Retail Operations at The Body Shop Indonesia. Prior to that, she served in various roles at Carrefour Indonesia for 13 years.
She initiated Indonesia Vocational Retail Academy for the Ministry of Education, recognized by the Ministry of Manpower to employ Difable workers. She led her team towards the Indonesian Best Employer Brand Award by World Federations of HR Professional and was awarded a 2019 Top 50 Asia's Woman Leader Award in Singapore by the World Women Leadership Congress and Award.
57 years old, a British citizen, domiciled in Jakarta.
Appointed as Matahari’s Chief Merchandising Officer, commencing in October 2020.She holds a Diploma in Marketing & Business Psychology from Open University and Theatre Costume Design/ Arts combined BA Degree Course from Leicester Polytechnic, UK.
Rachel has 25 years of experience in the retail industry, 10 of those at executive product director level, internationally and the UK. This includes corporate blue chip and privately owned retail companies, both offline and online, across value led, middle market and premium sectors spanning apparel, non-apparel, beauty and home.
Prior to joining Matahari, Rachel was Vice President of StitchFix UK, responsible for building the product and business strategy, establishing the successful European division of StitchFix USA (2018-2020). Previous roles include Fashion Director at Very.co.uk and Buying Director positions at Arcadia UK, River Island London, Primark UK and Tally Weijl in Paris (2009-2018). Formative years of training were spent at Next UK and British Home Stores gaining expertise in all aspects of buying, merchandising, design, technical production and sourcing. With many seasons of business travel to the Far East, Asia, Europe and the USA Rachel has amassed a wealth of international business knowledge and key relationships. Until departing the UK in 2020, Rachel was recently Member of the UK Retail Week Advisory Board.
53 years old, Australian citizen, domiciled in Jakarta.
Ian joined Matahari on March 2020 as Matahari’s Logistic Director. He holds a degree in Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University, UK.
He is a customer-centric senior executive with over 25 years of experience working for logistics companies under demanding leadership positions. After beginning his career in supply chain in 1986, he had been dedicated to delivering continuous process improvements in the face of ever evolving markets within multiple sectors. He began his supply chain career in Swift Service or known as Christian Salvasen, UK (1986-1996). He continues his career as Regional Manager of Logistics in TNT Logistics UK (1996-2004). He was working for the NYK a major Japanese Logistics company holding senior Director positions in both the United Kingdom and Australia (2004-2019).
Alongside his career, he is passionate supply chain manager with an innate belief in prioritising customers in the supply chain process whilst promoting safety-first practices, innovation, and collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders. He has been dedicated to delivering continuous process improvements in the face of ever evolving markets across multiple sectors. Specifically, he also a result-focused and proactive leader in the pursuit of cost-effective solutions to a company wider challenges. He had been proven successes as a mentor and team-builder with the capacity to implement change management, cost reduction, and customer retention strategies effectively.
40 years old, British citizen, domiciled in Jakarta.
He was appointed as the Merchandise Planning and Allocation Director at Matahari in December 2020.
He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Business Studies from Sheffield Business School, United Kingdom.
He has 17 years of broad retail experience, having covered all Clothing and General Merchandise product categories, and traded in 26 countries. He started his career at Tesco PLC as a Graduate Trainee. During his 11 years at the company, he progressed rapidly, working predominantly in the international business.
In 2006, he moved to Prague to support the launch of F&F (Tesco Own-Brand Clothing) into Central Europe. He then relocated to Shanghai in 2008 to implement Merchandise Planning capabilities into the Asian Markets. His last position there being VP Merchandise Planning China. He continued his career as VP Head of Merchandise Planning at C&A Europe (2014-2017), where he was responsible for the Ladieswear Division trading in 20 countries and 1,500 stores.
Before joining Matahari, he served as VP Category Management at O’STIN (2018-2020), the largest clothing retailer by value in Russia.
He is proven through work experience across Europe and Asia to be a confident, articulate communicator who can build high performing teams in multi-cultural environments. Daniel has a strong track record of delivering significant value-adding organisational change in cross-functional settings.