Indonesia’s biggest video game company, Agate, is taking a massive leap forward with the appointment of Shieny Aprilia as chief executive officer, who previously held the position of chief operating officer at Agate.
As a founding member and information technology graduate from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Shieny initially took on the role of a programmer before transitioning into business and management.
In 2019, she was entrusted with the role of chief operating officer, overseeing all business operations within Agate which by then included over 200 professionals who handle both consumer business and enterprise business. Since then, Shieny has also been easing into the role of CEO by sharing several responsibilities with the former CEO.
Shieny’s appointment as the company’s CEO is a part of Agate’s strategy to strengthen its foothold as a reliable development service provider amid the increasingly fast-moving industry. With more companies looking to expand into the web3 space, Shieny will lend her judicious leadership and business expertise to enable more people and organisations reach their goals.
One of Shieny’s first decisions as CEO is the expansion of Agate’s offerings to include metaverse services. This decision seeks to integrate Agate’s experience in both developing consumer games and game-based solutions into metaverse services, bringing a balance between utility and entertainment.
“I’m forever grateful for the trust that Agate stakeholders have in me. I’m proud to be a part of Agate, a powerhouse in the Southeast Asian game industry and gaming community,” said Shieny Aprilia in a statement recently.
“I’m also overjoyed that we are able to achieve our founding dreams to provide a space where everyone has the chance to prove themselves and earn a living in the video game industry, regardless of their background or gender.”
“After building the Indonesian video game industry, we are now ready to establish and reach bigger goals. We aim to overcome the hit-driven nature of the game industry, and continue building our company in a more sustainable way. We believe it could be done by becoming a reliable game development partner for web3 and game companies globally.
“Within the next decade, I also envisioned that many popular games in the world are made by Indonesian people and companies, with Agate leading the charge,” she added.
The previous CEO of Agate, Arief Widhiyasa, will assume his new role as chairman of Agate, providing oversight and advice for the business.