Dr. Sri Mulyani (1998-2001)
Her name became more popular in public when she was appointed as Minister of Finance by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Sri Mulyani was awarded as the best Asia’s Minister of Finance in 2006 on the annual session of the World Bank and IMF Meeting in Singapore. She was also named as the 23rd most influential woman in the world by Forbes magazine in 2008 and the 2nd most influential woman in Indonesia by Globe Asia magazine in October 2007
She obtained her bachelor degree in Economics from Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (1986), then earned a Master of Science of Policy Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA (1990). She earned her PhD of Economics at the same university (1992). She began her academic career as an assistant lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Business – University of Indonesia (1985 – 1986) and assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, USA (1990-1992). She has also been a lecturer for Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Program and Master of Management in University of Indonesia since 1986, and Chief of Master Planning Program and Public Policy – University of Indonesia (1996). She also served as Special Adviser of BAPPENAS Policy Analysis Unit (1994-1995) and a member of the Finance and Monetary Affairs’ Assistance Team of Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance (1998).
One year before she was appointed as Minister of Finance, she served as Minister for National Development Planning (Head of BAPPENAS). Sri Mulyani is also known as an economic analyst when she served as Director of Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (LPEM). In December 2005, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced a cabinet reshuffle and Sri Mulyani was moved into Ministry of Finance, replacing Jusuf Anwar. In 2008, she served as Acting Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs. Two years later, Sri Mulyani resigned to join The World Bank as a Managing Director (2010).
Dr. Komara Djaja (1995-1998)
Dr. Komara Djaja earned his Master Degree at University of Birmingham and received Master of Social Science with specialization in Development Finance in 1984. Eight years later, he completed his doctorate degree in Iowa State University, USA, with specialization in Economics of Natural Resources and International Trade.
Several important positions he had ever been assigned are Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs (1999) and Economic Affairs Adviser for Minister of Economy and Finance (1998). Until now, Dr. Komara Djaja still actively works as a researcher at LPEM FEBUI and a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia.
Faisal H. Basri, SE., M.A. (1993-1995)
Faisal H. Basri is an economist and a politician. He is one of the nephews of former Vice President Adam Malik. Faisal Basri completed his undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (1985) and holds a Master of Arts degree in economics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (1988).
He started his career as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia for the course in Political Economy, International Economics, Development Economics, and History of Economic Thought (1981-present). He is also a lecturer in Accounting Master Program (MAKSI), Master of Management Program (MM), Master Program in Planning and Policy Development (PNPM), and Graduate Program of University of Indonesia (1988-present). He serves as the head of Department of Economics and Development Studies, University of Indonesia (1995-1998) and Chairman of the College of Economics (STIE) Perbanas Jakarta (1999-2003). He is one of the founders of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) (1995-2000).
In the goverment, Faisal Basri was also a member of “World Economic Development” team under the Second Assistant Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs (1985-1987) and a member of Presidential Assistance Team for Economic Affairs (2000).
Dr. Darmin Nasution (1989-1993)
Darmin Nasution is one of the former Governors of Bank Indonesia. He earn his Master and Doctorate degree from Paris-Sorbonne University. After he served as the head of LPEM FEBUI, he was appointed as the Assistant to the Coordinating Minister for Industry and Trade, Production and Distribution, and Coordinator of Development Supervision and Administrative Reform.
Several positions which he had entailed, among others are the Director General of Financial Institutions (2000-2005), the Chairman and Financial Institutions (2005-2006), Director General of Taxation (2006-2009), Senior Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia (2009-2014), and Governor of Bank Indonesia (2010-2015).
A few days after taking his position as Deputy Governor of Central Bank Indonesia, Darmin Nasution was elected as Chairman of the Indonesian Economists Association in 2009-2012 period in the ISEI 17th Congress held in Buktitinggi, West Sumatra, from July 30th – August 1st, 2009.
Prof. Dr. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti (Emeritus) (1987-1988)
Prof. (Emeritus) Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti was graduated in 1964 from the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia and holds a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, USA in 1980. He began his career as a teaching assistant and research assistant at LPEM FEBUI (1961-1962). Later on, he was appointed subsequently as the Deputy Head of Research, Head of the Laboratory of Computational University of Indonesia (1973-1974), Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (1989-1991 and 1992-1994), and as Professor of University of Indonesia in the field of Economic Planning (1993). He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (1994-997).
In 1998, Dorodjatun appointed as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Indonesia for the United States. He also serves as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador for Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and St. Lucia & Grenada Republic, which are located in the Caribbean Sea region.
During the leadership of Abdurrahman Wahid, Dorodjatun was offered a job to become Minister for Economic Affairs, which he later refused. In 2001, he was offered the job again, and finally accepted and was appointed by President Megawati Sukarnoputri as the Coordinating Minister for the Economy in August 2001. His appointment as Minister for Economic Affairs was greeted positively by the market. In fact, because of his popularity, Cabinet Gotong Royong’s economic team led by him was called by others as ‘The Dream Team’. Dorodjatun focus on three major national economic recovery program: decreasing foreign debt, promoting regional decentralization, and dealing with unemployment.
In 2005, he was appointed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as the Co-Chair of ‘Panel 45’ to formulate the position of Indonesia in the 60th General Assembly of the United Nations (2005). He served as a member of the Advisory Board LEMHANNAS RI (2006-2010). He currently serves as Professor Emeritus of Economics in University of Indonesia.