Holcim Indonesia says CEO killed in Jakarta blast

Holcim Indonesia says CEO killed in Jakarta blast
Published: 17 July 2009

PT Holcim Indonesia Reuters its chief executive, Tim Mackay, was killed in a bomb blast at a hotel in Jakarta on Friday.

"He is dead," said the company’s marketing director Patrick Walser, confirming that Mackay had been killed in an explosion.

Indonesian police said nine people were killed by bomb blasts at two hotels, the JW Marriott and the Ritz Carlton, in Jakarta’s business district. Local television said two people were also killed in a third explosion, a car bomb north of the capital.

Mackay became CEO of the company in 2004, the firm’s website said. In 2006 he changed the company’s name from PT Semen Cibinong to PT Holcim Indonesia, and is credited with helping transform the firm into a profitable and competitive company.