UNAIR NEWS – Alumni Association of Universitas Airlangga (IKA-UA) DKI Jakarta successfully opened the stock trading in Indonesia Stock Exchange (BEI) Jakarta, Tuesday, November 7. Located at BEI Stock Trading Hall, ESDM Minister Ignasius Jonan, who is also an alumni of FE UNAIR, together with IKA-UA Advisory Board Chairman Theo Lekatompessy, a Commissioner and Chairman of Audit Board of OJK Ahmad Hidayat, and Member of DPR-RI Eva Kusumasundari (also alumni of UNAIR) pressed siren button, as a sign of opening stock trading on BEI.
“Alhamdulillah, about 200 alumni of UNAIR attended the opening of Stock Trading at IDX, yesterday,” said Hari Purnomo, IKA-UA board member who is also the Director of Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (Pefindo) to UNAIR NEWS.
Among the officials and hundreds of UNAIR alumni were, Vice Rector II Dr. Muhammad Madyan, SE., M.Si., M.Fin., Vice Rector IV Junaidi Khotib, S.Si., M.Kes., Ph.D., Apt., Secretary of Universitas Airlangga Drs. Koko Srimulyo, M.Si., Dean of Faculty of Vocational Studies Prof. Dr. H. Widi Hidayat, M.Si., Ak., and other guests as capital market practitioners.
According to Hari Purnomo, the opening of trading in BEI (formerly called the BEJ – Jakarta Stock Exchange – ed) is usually done by the President, Vice President, Secretary, or Director of the Issuer, including any issuers (companies that go public ) which perform IPO ( Initial Public Offering) .
“Well, IKA-UA DKI is making a breakthrough by opening stock trading in IDX, to increase UNAIR exposure both nationally and internationally which in turn can improve the branding of UNAIR,” he said.
After pressing the button, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan also informed that he was encouraging some companies in the energy and mining sectors to also list the shares in the stock exchange. Because according to him, there are many companies of the energy and mining sector which will be better if they go public.
“With listing in the exchange, the company’s transparency will increase, as well as push the national economy. The total energy and mining industry around Rp 2,000 trillion represents 17-18% of national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), “said Jonan, who is also a member of MWA (Board of Trustees) of Universitas Airlangga.
He then stated some companies feasible to enter the stock exchange such as Pertamina, State Electricity Company (PLN), SKK Migas, PN Aneka Tambang, Bukit Asam, and even Freeport Indonesia.
“Because of all companies in Indonesia, none of them exceeding Pertamina for the topline sale. If the revenues from the banks are combined, Pertamina’s topline sale is still above Rp 700 trillion to Rp 800 trillion per year. While PLN topline sale is between Rp 300 to Rp 350 trillion, “said Ignatius Jonan. (*)
Author: Bambang Bes