The Jakarta Globe reported that Indonesian state owned steelmaker Krakatau Steel’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Silmy Karim has been appointed as Director General of Immigration effective next month and his successor will be determined in an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting scheduled on 18 January. Mr Silmy, 48, has been in charge of Krakatau Steel since September 2018 after leaving other CEO jobs at other state-own companies including heavy machinery industry Barata and arms industry Pindad. Before becoming CEO in state-owned companies, he received special assignments from the state, such as joining a government-sanctioned team tasked with getting rid of businesses run by the Indonesian Armed Forces TNI in 2008 after the issuance of a law that bans the military from getting revenues from any sources other than the state budget. His involvement in the team opened door to a new career at the Defense Ministry as an advisor, which he served until 2014. During his spell with the ministry, he took part in the drafting of the law on the defense industry.