Directors in an Indonesian Company
In an Indonesian company, directors are part of the board of directors. The board of directors oversees all matters related to the management of the company. All decisions made by the directors of the company are to be in line with the company’s articles of association and all relevant company laws in Indonesia. The articles of association also mention the duration of which a director is to be in the position. Members of the board of directors are to be selected, replaced, or even dismissed during a GMS.
Requirements of Directors in Indonesia
Every company based in Indonesia is to have at least one director. Companies which have more than one director are to select one of these directors for the role of president director of the company. The president directors, as is implied, is the leader of the directors. The liabilities and responsibilities of all of an Indonesian company’s directors are to be determined by using the methods of common corporate structures in Indonesia. In many situations, such determinations are made during a GMS.
Responsibilities of Directors
Directors are to be the legal representatives of a company. The manner in which they are to do so will be specified in the company’s articles of association. A director of an Indonesian company also has certain important responsibilities to be fulfilled. Among these responsibilities are the following: filing of compliances, submission of financial statements, preparation of an annual work plan before the beginning of a company’s fiscal year, signing of contracts between third parties and the company, management of the company’s bank account, submission of the company’s financial statement and yearly report, and maintenance of the list of shareholders as well as the minutes of any GMS. However, a non-resident director is not permitted to sign documents on the company’s behalf. Only directors who are residents of Indonesia may do so.
Liabilities of Commissioners and Directors in an Indonesian Limited Liability Company
In any limited liability company, those who are to take responsibility for liabilities will have these liabilities divided in such a way so as to provide fair outcomes for all. For this reason, commissioners and directors are both saddled with different liabilities in an Indonesian limited liability company.
The liabilities of the members of the board of commissioners are specified in Article 108, Paragraph (1) of the Company Law If the company were to suffer financial losses, the commissioners who were directly involved with those losses will be held accountable if it can be determined that they conducted their duties in a manner which was negligent, irresponsible, unethical, or contrary to the stipulations specified in the company’s articles of association. In cases which see more than one director being at fault, this liability is to be imposed equally and jointly upon each commissioner concerned. However, if there is sufficient evidence that the commissioners carried out their supervisory duties in the company’s best interest and in accordance with the company’s business objectives, they do not have any vested interests in the board of directors’ actions, and they provided the board of directors advice to prevent losses from occurring, then the commissioners will not be held liable for the losses.
The liabilities of the members of the board of directors are specified in Article 97, Paragraph (3) of the Company Law. They are determined in a similar way as the liabilities of commissioners. If it can be proven that directors who were directly involved with the financial losses of a company acted in a way which could be deemed to have been objectionable and contrary to the goals of the company, they will be made liable for these losses. Similar to the rules regarding liabilities imposed on commissioners, when multiple directors are to blame for the losses suffered by the company, all directors involved are to have the liability imposed equally and jointly upon them. However, if there is sufficient evidence that the financial losses suffered by the company were not caused by the negligence or poor judgement of the directors, the directors carried out their managerial duties in the company’s best interest and in accordance with the company’s business objectives, they do not have any conflict of interest with regard to the managerial actions which directly led to the financial losses, and they attempted to prevent the financial losses concerned from taking place, then the directors will not be held liable for the losses.
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Competent and responsible directors and commissioners are important in leading any Indonesian company to success, whether financially or otherwise. The board of directors and board of commissioners ought to work together to ensure the continued well-being of the company. By doing so, the company will become stronger, more profitable, and more respected by the public. Furthermore, the tasks that can only be performed by commissioners and directors are crucial to the company’s success. Thus, even though their roles may differ, commissioners and directors are equally important to any company in Indonesia.