After a lengthy and dramatic setback, the House of Representatives has finally concluded the selection process of the new KPPU Commissioners. Previously, the President extended the tenure of the former KPPU Commissioners to 27 April 2018. On 23 April 2018, the House of Representatives officially appointed nine KPPU Commissioners for the 2018-2023 period. The appointment is effective from 2 May 2018 until 2022. Six out of the nine Commissioners are academics. That said, only two of those academics are well known in the field of competition law. Of the nine appointments, two Commissioners are long serving members of the KPPU in which one is a Commissioner from the previous period, and one is a KPPU staff. The remaining Commissioners are new appointments. Therefore, the majority of KPPU’s new leadership are newcomers.
The ability of these new leaders to guide the KPPU so that it becomes a more effective and respectable competition watchdog remains to be seen. We hope that under the new leadership, there will be more credible enforcement acts from the KPPU that can improve the competition climate in Indonesia. The names of the new Commissioners, with a short description of their background, is as follows:
We will keep you updated on this matter.
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