Noke Kiroyan has several decades of experience in senior management with top-performing multinational corporations. His cross-cultural communication skills and background in senior management allows him to blend local knowledge with modern managerial know-how and devise business solutions with socio-cultural acumen.
His fluency in English, Dutch, and German further enables him to communicate across cultures and nationalities.
Noke’s areas of expertise include general management, strategic counseling, mining industry, socio-political issues, public relations, crisis management, corporate social responsibility, good corporate governance, and community development.
Noke began his business career as a management trainee with Siemens AG, and earned his professional commercial and accounting qualifications at Industriekaufmann in Nuremburg, Germany. Eventually, he became president director of the Indonesian subsidiary.
After 17 years with Siemens, Salim Group recruited Noke to oversee two chemical plants at the Dutch-German border and in the former German Democratic Republic, respectively. He then moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he served as a group representative before continuing on to Dublin, Ohio, to expand group operations in the United States and Latin America.
In 1997, Noke became president director of Rio Tinto Indonesia, where he built the company’s reputation and helped resolve long-standing issues with local communities in East Kalimantan. He subsequently managed a world-class coal mine that was going through a challenging share divestment process due to complications from the devolution of regional power. In 2005, he accepted an offer to become president director of PT Newmont Pacific Nusantara.