Dedicated to Develop the Oil and Gas Industry, Aramco Trading Honors Nicke Widyawati Top CEO 2020

Jakarta, January 14, 2021 – Aramco Trading, a global energy company based in Saudi Arabia, has named the President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, as Top CEO 2020. In this award titled The Aramco Trading New Silk Road CEO of the Year in 2020, Nicke was honored as the best CEO in the Energy Refining category.

Nicke's crowning as Top CEO 2020 is based on the assessment and performance of Nicke, who has outstanding achievements in the national oil and gas processing industry amidst the challenges of Covid-19 that hit the world. Nicke is also considered to have an outstanding record in developing the oil and gas industry and interconnecting energy from the Middle East to Asia.

Nicke Widyawati revealed that this award was the result of the hard work of all Pertamina employees. This year, Pertamina experienced triple shocks due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Namely, world crude oil prices plummeted, decreased fuel demand, and the depressed rupiah exchange rate against the dollar. However, all of Pertamina's business lines had met the 2020 target.

"We aspire to become a leading global energy company with a market value of USD 100 billion. The existing refineries and development programs are our commitment to fulfill the duties mandated by the Government and focus on encouraging the development of refineries that are integrated with petrochemicals," said Nicke.

Pertamina continued Nicke, also focuses on developing green refineries and new and renewable energy to fully implement the environmental, social, and government framework (ESG Framework). Therefore, Pertamina is more agile, adaptive, and sustainable in facing the challenges of energy transition that align with Pertamina's vision of becoming a world-class oil and gas company with a market value of USD 100 billion.

"Within the framework of developing renewable energy, Pertamina will continue to optimize the use of domestic energy sources. The development of the RDMP and NGRR megaprojects continues to be completed to achieve national energy independence and sovereignty," added Nicke.

This award for the outstanding CEO is an annual event from Aramco Trading by selecting leaders of international energy companies who have outstanding achievements in their fields.

Previously, Nicke had also been named Fortune's 2020 Most Powerful Women International and was listed in Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2020.**

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