Speaker - Prof Dr Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning

Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro is currently the Minister of National Development Planning/Head of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas). He was previously the Minister of Finance (from 27 October 2014 to 27 July 2016). During President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's administration, Bambang served as the Deputy Minister of Finance (from 3 October 2013 to 20 October 2014). Bambang is one of Indonesia's leading economists, with a Master Degree (1995) and Ph.D. (1997) in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urban Champaign, USA. His areas of expertise include regional economics, fiscal decentralisation, public finance, development economics, urban economics, and transportation. Prior to his ministerial positions, Bambang's career included commissioner roles in several state-owned enterprises, such as PT. Pertamina, PT. Aneka Tambang, and PT. PLN. He is also active on a number of international boards including the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund and the ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting. He is a committed and active academic, currently a Professor of Economics at the University of Indonesia. Prior experience has included positions as guest lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning with the University of Illinois; Director General of the Islamic Research and Training Institute at the Islamic Development Bank; and Dean of the Faculty of Economics with the University of Indonesia.