Age 69, the United States of America citizen, appointed as Vice President Commissioner of Indika Energy in 2018 based on Deed Number 52 dated 26 April 2018 (continuing the remainder of His appointed term of service as established by of Deed Number 60 dated 27 April 2017). He previously served as Director of Indika Energy (2009-2016), and Independent Director (2013-2014). Bapak Richard Bruce Ness initially joined Indika Energy as a Director in 2009 based on Deed Number 123 dated 28 May 2009.
He also serves as President Commissioner of Petrosea (since 2010) and Commissioner of Tripatra (since May 2016). In addition, serves as Vice President Director and CEO of PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk. (since September 2018). He has been actively involved in the energy, resources and mining sectors for more than 30 years. Previously, he also served as Commissioner of MBSS (2010 -2011), as President Director of various affiliates and subsidiaries of Newmont, as a mining consultant at PT Clinton Indonesia and as Vice President of Freeport. He also holds the position of Chairman of Mining for the American Chamber of Commerce, Indonesia.
He earned a Bachelor degree in Mechanics from Moorhead Technical Institute, Minnesota, USA, in 1969 and attended Moorhead State University, Minnesota, USA, for additional studies in post-secondary education until 1979. He also completed a Professional Management program at Harvard Business School, USA, in 1992.