About Myself

  Muhamad Chatib Basri

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

CReco Research

   Senior Lecturer

   Department of Economics    

   University of Indonesia 


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  University of Indonesia


   The Terrestrial Carbon Group



Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri

Muhamad Chatib Basri, is a former Minister of Finance of Indonesia. Previously he was the Chairman of Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia.  He is a Thee Kian Wie Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Australian National University (2016-2017) .

He was Ash Centre Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University (2015-2016), Pacific Leadership Fellow at the Centre on Global Transformation, University of California at San Diego (2016) and NTUC Professor of International Economic Relations, RSIS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2016)

Dr Basri is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mandiri Institute and Chairman of the Indonesia Infrastructure Finance. He teaches at the Department of Economics University of Indonesia and C0-founded CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm in 2010.

Dr Basri was an independent member of the   the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was a member of  the High Level Trade Experts Group co-chaired by Jagdish Bhagwati and Peter Sutherland

Dr Basri served as a Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia in 2006-2010.  He also served as the Sherpa to the President of the Republic of Indonesia for G-20 meeting in Washington, November 2008 and Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President of Indonesia. His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics and Political Economy.

He is a member of some major public companies including PT Astra International, PT XL Axiata and Independent Non-Executive Director for Axiata Group Bhd.

He has acted as a consultant for the World Bank,  the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the USAID, AUSAID, OECD and UNCTAD. He is the author of a number of papers in international journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.