It is with deep sadness that gasworld has learned of the passing of Arief Harsono, founder and CEO of the Samator Group of Indonesia and PT Aneka Gas Industri, the largest industrial gases company within Indonesia.
Many within the global industrial gas community will be shocked by the news, as Harsono was so well known not only within the South East Asian industrial gases business, but also at a global level and for his regard within IOMA (International Oxygen Manufacturers Association) circles.
gasworld understands the cause of death was Covid-19 (coronavirus).
It comes at a time when Aneka Gas had, in recent months, joined the international community in helping the dire need for oxygen supplies and equipment to India and other neighbouring countries.
As the pandemic spread within Indonesia itself, the company has been at the centre of supplying oxygen and equipment across the country. Harsono had been instrumental to this effort.
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