Dahlan Iskan was born on August 17, 1951 in Magetan, East Java. He is the CEO of Jawa Pos newspaper and Jawa Pos News Network, which is based in Surabaya. He also is the President Director of PLN since December 23, 2009. On 19 October 2011, relating to the Second United Indonesia Cabinet reshuffle, Dahlan Iskan was appointed as the State Minister for State-Owned Enterprises Mustafa Abubakar replaces ailing. Dahlan Iskan was raised in a rural environment with the condition of deprivation. Her parents do not remember the exact date Dahlan was born. Dahlan finally chose on 17 August on the grounds easy to remember because it coincided with the commemoration of Indonesian independence.
Iskan once wrote a book called Change Hearts (records can be read in
the Personal Experience Undergoing Liver Transplants) in 2008. This book penglaman Dahlan Iskan in liver transplant operations in China. Dahlan Iskan career began as a candidate for a small newspaper reporter in Samarinda (East Kalimantan) in 1975. In 1976, he became a writer for the magazine Tempo. Since 1982, Dahlan Iskan lead Jawa Pos newspaper until now.
Iskan is a figure that makes the Java Post, who was almost dead with a
circulation of 6,000 ekslempar, within 5 years of a newspaper with a
circulation of 300,000 copies. Five
years later formed Jawa Pos News Network (JPNN), one of the largest
newspaper chain in Indonesia, which has more than 80 newspapers,
tabloids, andmagazine, as well as 40 network printing in Indonesia. In 1997 he successfully established Graha Pena, one of the skyscrapers in Surabaya, and then a similar building in Jakarta.
In 2002, he founded a local TV station JTV in Surabaya, Batam TV followed in Batam and Riau in Pekanbaru TV. Since early 2009, Dahlan was a Commissioner of PT. Fangbian Iskan Corporindo (FIC), which will begin construction of Submarine Cable Communication Connection (SKKL) this summer. SKKL will connect Surabaya in Indonesia and Hong Kong. With a length of 4,300 kilometers of fiber optic
late 2009, Dahlan was appointed managing director Fahmi Mochtar said
PLN replace the much criticized for his leadership during a power
failure occurs in the Jakarta area. Since
lead PLN, Dahlan made some breakthrough such as Indonesia byar pet-free
in 6 months, everyday movements million connections. Dahlan also plans to build solar power in the 100 islands in 2011. Previously,
in 2010 PLN has managed to build PLTS in 5 islands in eastern
Indonesia, namely Banda Island, Bunaken Manado, Derawan East Kalimantan,
Southeast Sulawesi Wakatobi, and Citrawangan. Aside
from being the leader of Jawa Pos Group, Dahlan is also the president
of two private power generation companies: PT Cahaya Fajar Kaltim in
East Kalimantan and PT Prima Electric Power in Surabaya.
On October 17, 2011, Dahlan Iskan designated successor as secretary of state were sick. He
sniffed and moved so he was called to be minister of state because he
left the weight of PLN which he said were at the height of the spirit to