Shell Appoints Susi Hutapea to Lead the Bitumen Business in Indonesia
Nov 20, 2020
Shell has officially appointed Susi Hutapea as Country Business Manager (CBM) to lead Shell Bitumen business in Indonesia. Susi is the first woman and Indonesian to be appointed for the strategic position.
Jakarta - Shell has officially appointed Susi Hutapea as Shell Bitumen Country Business Manager (CBM) for the Indonesian market as per 1 September 2020. After eight years of working at Shell Indonesia, Susi is deemed ready and capable to carry on Shell’s commitment to growing Shell Bitumen business in Indonesia, improving collaboration with business partners and stakeholders in supporting Indonesia’s connectivity infrastructure development.
“Shell Bitumen is exuberant with the growth opportunities in Indonesia. With Indonesia’s vast geographic condition, enhancing national economic competitiveness will require sustainable investment in various infrastructure projects according to the national mid-term development plan 2020-2024.” said Susi Hutapea. She believes that Shell Bitumen’s long history, global reputation, and the support of sophisticated technology and high-quality products will serve as Shell’s strength to assist the government in realizing the integrated roads, toll roads, and airports infrastructure connectivity development.
Bitumen business is a male-dominated business and the appointment of Susi is an achievement on her leadership and extensive career portfolio. Shell’s trust for Susi to lead Shell Bitumen emphasizes its consistent commitment in upholding Diversity and Inclusion values that support women to reach their best achievements based on the skills and performances they showcased.
Susi first joined Shell Indonesia as Government Relations Advisor in 2012, equipped with her more than 10 years of experience in government affairs and business development. Her strategic approach and insights played a key role in meeting Shell Indonesia’s growth agenda, especially related to business licensing support and effective policy advocacy in Shell’s upstream business investment and Shell Indonesia’s other growth agenda.
Prior to work at Shell Indonesia, Susi built her career at the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) and trading company Cargill. Susi’s experience at a government institution has built her passion to contribute more to Indonesia. With her new role in leading Shell Bitumen business, Susi is committed to continue supporting the Indonesian government’s national infrastructure development agenda, particularly for various roads, sea toll, and airport infrastructure connectivity development projects.
Susi is a Chevening scholarship awardee and has obtained her Master’s in development finance from Reading University, England, after previously getting her bachelor’s degree in international Relations from the University of Indonesia. Amidst her activities, she still manages to enroll herself for a study in Law. For Susi, studying and learning new things is a lifetime process.
Grew up in an inclusive environment that values diversity, Susi believes in the importance of equal opportunities for all genders and the power of collaboration. She will continue to motivate other women around her to be the best version of themselves and join hands in pursuing both personal and collective achievements.
About Shell Bitumen
Shell Bitumen is the world’s largest international bitumen marketer that becomes a partner of choice of over 1,800 customers (private and state-owned enterprises) in 52 countries around the world. Shell Bitumen supplies enough bitumen to resurface 500 kilometers of road daily – that’s enough to travel around the world 4.5 times in one year.
For 100 years, our bitumen business has changed dramatically from our first bitumen manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom in 1919, to the work we are currently doing to create smart surfaces of the future. Shell Bitumen supplies a wide range of high-quality products, from standard-grade bitumen to special polymer-modified bitumen marketed under the brand name Shell Cariphalte. Our bitumen is used on various road surfaces around the world, from urban roads and highways, to airport runways and Formula One™ racetracks. Most recently, Shell Bitumen provided bitumen solutions and technical expertise for the iconic Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in China, the world’s longest man-made sea crossing which opened in 2018 and is touted as a wonder of the modern world.
Shell Bitumen R&D Center in Bangalore, India, and a network of regional solution centers strategically located in China, France and Thailand. Shell Bitumen has partnered with 17 leading motorsport circuits around the world, including Silverstone in the United Kingdom, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, and Nürburgring in Germany. Shell Bitumen’s solutions have also been used on a number of Formula One racetracks: Sakhir (Bahrain), Marina Bay (Singapore), Hockenheim (Germany), Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi) and Sepang (Malaysia). Shell has also recently paved the Bugatti Circuit in LeMans, France.
About Shell Bitumen Indonesia
Shell Bitumen established in Indonesia in 2006, and now becomes the largest international bitumen supplying company in Indonesia. Shell Bitumen offers a range of high quality and durable bitumen products and solutions to support road infrastructure development and Indonesia’s economic growth.
Shell Bitumen Product is used in paving several major toll roads throughout the country, including the Trans Sumatera, Jakarta-Cikampek (Japek), Merak-Jakarta MMS, JORR, Semarang-Solo, Batang-Semarang, Surabaya-Mojokerto, Balikpapan-Samarinda, Pasuruan-Probolinggo, Surabaya-Porong. The products have also been used in several national roads in Indonesia, including Jalingkut (Lingkar Utara Brebes-Tegal), Magelang-Keprekan, some of Pantura (orthern lane) in West & Central Java.
Shell bitumen products have also been used in projects for more than 24 of Indonesia’s busiest airports, including Soekarno Hatta Jakarta, Juanda Surabaya, Minangkabau Padang, Hasanudin Makassar, Sam Ratulangi Manado, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Irian Jaya (Merauke, Sorong, Jayapura), Kulon Progo New Jogja, Adisucipto Jogja, Solo, Aceh, Palembang, Bandung, etc.
Shell Bitumen has two bitumen storage facilities (terminals) in Marunda and Semarang for Pen 60/70 bulk product. Shell Bitumen also has PMB local blending plant in Balaradja to serve our premium product customers. To help with the future premium product penetration in Indonesia, we also plan to have another PMB local blending plant located in Demak, Semarang.