Indonesian e-commerce major Bukalapak has announced the appointment of Willix Halim as acting interim CEO following the stepping down of Rachmat Kaimuddin.
In a statement, Bukalapak said Halim will be acting interim CEO during the transition period and in the absence of Kaimuddin, until the conclusion of the proposed Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders ratifying and confirming the resignation of Kaimuddin as president director of the company and to appoint the new president director.
Teddy Oetomo and Natalia Firmansyah will remain as directors of Bukalapak as per the announcement.
Bukalapak received the resignation letter from Kaimuddin on December 28th, 2021 to serve the country by working for the government.
Willix joined Bukalapak as Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Previously, he was Senior Vice President Growth for Freelancer.com, one of the biggest startups in Australia.
Willix received a degree in Computer Science and Mechatronics with First Class Honors in 2009 from the University of Melbourne.
While serving as acting – interim CEO, Willix will be responsible for the company’s operational activities in general as well as ensuring Bukalapak will continue its mission in creating a Fair Economy For All.
Bukalapak is an Indonesian-based technology born in 2010, with focus on helping to create a fair economy for all. Through its online and offline commerce platforms, it wants to provide everyone with options and opportunities to get more out of life.
Serving more than 6.7 million online sellers, 10.4 million Mitra Bukalapak and 100 million users, the firm is also completing its services, with a B2B e-procurement line named Buka Pengadaan Indonesia (BPI) in 2019, and in 2020 launched Buka Investasi Bersama (BIB) a digital based mutual fund selling agent.
Some of its achievements include Satyalancana Wira Karya Medal of Honors for our Founders, Achmad Zaky in 2016 and Fajrin Rasyid in 2019, ranking 14th in Financial Times’ list of High Growth Companies in Asia Pacific, HR Asia’s Best Companies To Work For 2019 and 2020, The Most Caring Company in 2020 dari HR Asia, and The Best Contact Center Indonesia 2018 and 2019 by the Indonesia Contact Center Association (ICCA).