About Hidayat

Hidayat is an industry expert on coal, iron, nickel, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel, and Paper & Forest Products. He has helped mining clients on a range of issues, including improving productivity, supply-chain management, and performance management.

Examples of Hidayat's recent work:

  • improving coal productivity for leading exporters in Indonesia
  • developing an asset business plan and a performance-management system for a South African coal-mining company
  • developing a supply-chain system for mining-equipment parts and supplies across more than mining sites
  • performing a feasibility study for a greenfield mine, with a focus on risk assessment and project valuation
  • developing a project-financing strategy for a greenfield mine in Southeast Asia

Beyond mining, Hidayat has also worked with clients in the following areas:

  • creating a commodity-contract strategy for a major steel maker in Asia
  • developing an integrated margin-management program for a steel producer
  • diagnosing productivity and cost improvements for a leading alumina refinery in Australia
  • reviewing options for high-efficiency, low-emission, coal-power generation technologies for country-level adoption
  • optimizing the supply chain for a liquid-fuel product in Southeast Asia

Past experience

Esquel Group
Group manager, technical engineering department

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Senior engineer and program manager


Stanford University
MSc, management science and engineering

Purdue University
BSc, industrial engineering