Sofyan Basir was born in Bogor, West Java on 2 May 1958. This avid reader was appointed as President Director of State Electric Company (PLN) (Ltd.) for the period of 2014-2019. The 2008 Marketer of the Year recipient has rich experience in banking industry. He started his career with Bank Duta (1980) before moving to Bank Bukopin (1985). On 17 May 2005 he took up a job as President Director of Bank BRI. He was chosen for the second period on 20 May 2010. This father of two is also an automotive enthusiast, aside from active in golf.