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Willix Halim Appointed as Acting President Director of Bukalapak

Willix Halim Appointed as Acting President Director of Bukalapak

Bukalapak announced Willix Halim as Acting President Director of Bukalapak. As is known, Rachmat Kaimuddin has resigned as President Director of Bukalapak.

He will be the Acting President Director of Bukalapak during the transition period and when Rachmat Kaimuddin is unable to, until the closing of the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders which ratifies and confirms the resignation of Rachmat Kaimuddinas President Director of the Company and the appointment of a new President Director.

Meanwhile, in an official statement received on Wednesday (29/12/2021), Teddy Oetomo and Natalia Firmansyah will continue to serve as directors of Bukalapak. Initially, Willix Halim joined as Chief Operating Officer at Bukalapak in 2016.

Before he joined Bukalapak, Halim was Senior Vice President Growth for Freelancer.com, one of Australia’s largest startups.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mechatronics with First Class Honors from the University of Melbourne in 2009.

During his tenure as Acting President Director, Willix will be responsible for the company’s overall operational activities, while ensuring this startup realizes its mission of creating A Fair Economy For All.

Willix Halim Appointed as Acting President Director of Bukalapak

Resigns as President Director of Bukalapak

Previously, PT Bukalapak.com Tbk stated that it had received a letter of resignation from the Company’s President Director Muhammad Rachmat Kaimuddin.

Citing the information disclosure of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), Wednesday (29/12/2021), PT Bukalapak.com Tbk has received a letter of resignation from Muhammad Rachmat Kaimuddin as the Company’s President Director on December 28, 2021.

” Kaimuddin’s request for resignation is made in light of the provisions of the company’s articles, applicable laws and regulations,” wrote the PT Bukalapak.com Tbk management in the IDX’s disclosure of information.

Regarding the impact of this, the company’s management stated that there was nothing that could materially affect the company’s business activities and business continuity for the submission of this information disclosure.

This is because the submission of information disclosure is the fulfillment of information disclosure obligations based on POJK Number 31 and Article 8 paragraph (2) of OJK Regulation Number 33/POJK.04/2014 concerning the directors and boards of commissioners of issuers or public companies.

Regarding the resignation, VP of Corporate Secretary of Bukalapak, Perdana Arning Saputrosaid, Bukalapak has received a letter of resignation from the President Director of Bukalapak, Rachmat Kaimuddin on December 28, 2021, which will be effective in accordance with the provisions of the applicable laws and regulations.

“Until now, Kaimuddin is still the President Director of Bukalapak and will assist the internal leadership transition process in the company. Meanwhile, Natalia Firmansyah, Teddy Oetomo, and Willix Halim remain as Director of Bukalapak,” he said in a written statement received.

Willix Halim Appointed as Acting President Director of Bukalapak

Bukalapak Reportedly Will Expand to the Philippines

The entire Bukalapak’s Board of Commissioners and Management expressed their highest appreciation for Kaimuddin’s contribution over the past two years. “Based on the information from his resignation letter, he plans to serve his country by working for the government,” he said.

Previously, he became CEO of Bukalapak effective January 6, 2020. He replaced AchmadZaky, who has a new role as Advisor and Founder of Bukalapak, Tech Startup Mentor, and Chairman of the Achmad Zaky Foundation.

In the midst of the news of this managerial change, Bukalapak is reportedly eyeing expansion to the Philippines. Marked by the opening of a vacancy for the position of Country Manager in the Philippines. No response has been given by the company’s representatives.

Previously, Bukalapak, together with Sembrani Kiqani, a fund managed by BRI Ventures, were involved in funding the Yield Guild Games Southeast Asia (YGG SEA) with a total of $15 million in two rounds. YGG SEA is a DAO under YGG, a blockchain-based game development startup from the Philippines.