Ms. Rachmad joined PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna in 1998 as head of corporate communications, and was subsequently appointed communications director in 2006. In 2009, she was appointed as corporate affairs advisor, and was named a commissioner in January 2011. She has had a long distinguished career in journalism and public relations in Indonesia and the United States, including for Voice of America. At Ogilvy & Mather Indonesia, she pioneered its public relations division and introduced the concept of corporate social responsibility. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Gadjah Mada in 1972.