Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri

Muhamad Chatib Basri, is the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia. Previously he was the Chairman of Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia 2012-2013. He served as a Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President  of the Republic of Indonesia 2010-2012. Dr Basri  teaches at the Department of Economics, University Indonesia. He co-founded  CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm in 2010.  He is an independent member of the   the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-comprising nine prominent experts in Asia Pacific. 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 acted as a Deputy Minister of Finance for G-20 from  2006-2009. His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics and Political Economy.

From 2005-2012 he served as a member of Advisory Team to the Indonesian National Team on Trade Negotiation. He was also the Independent Commissioner in major public companies in Indonesia including PT Astra International, PT Semen Gresik, Tbk, PT Astra Otoparts and PT Indika Energy. From 2010-1012 Dr Basri was an Independent Non-Executive Director for Axiata Group Bhd. Dr. Basri was also a member of the Regional Advisory Board for Toyota Motor Asia Pacific

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.