The Future of Asia

Date Thursday,May26,2011  Venue Central Tokyo

Kuntoro Mangkusubroto

Head, Presidential Work Unit on Overseeing & Controlling Development, Indonesia

Born on March 14, 1947, Purwokerto, West Java.

Dr. Ir. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto MSc. appointed as Head of President's Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight in 2009. He also serves as Head of Judicial Mafia Eradication, a task force established by the President to eliminate judicial mafia. In addition to that, Dr. Kuntoro was appointed as Head of REDD+ Task Force, which aims to reduce green house gas emmission to 26-41% in 2020.

He has held a number of senior positions in both public and private sector. He was appointed to become the Director of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Executing Agency for Aceh and Nias in 2005 and sucessfully rebuilt Aceh and Nias after devastating 2004 tsunami and gigantic earthquake.

He was named President Director of PT Timah, Tbk in 1989, and succeeded in saving the company from bankruptcy by implementing an extensive restructuring program. He left the company in 1994 to become Director General of Mines at the Indonesian Ministry of Mines & Energy, and then served as Deputy Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) beginning in 1997. He was appointed Minister of Mines and Energy in 1998-1999 and assumed the role of President of state electricity company PT PLN in 2000.

In the past, he has served on the boards of several national and multinational companies, such as PT Unilever Indonesia, Tbk., PT Holcim Indonesia, Tbk., and Gulf Indonesia Resources Limited.

Having established Graduate School of Transportation in 1982 and founded the School of Business and Management at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 2003, he is now an Associate Professor in Decision Science at ITB.

In addition to a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Dr. Kuntoro has Master's Degrees in Industrial Engineering and Civil Engineering from Stanford University, USA, and a Doctoral Degree in Engineering Science - Decision Science from ITB. He has also received several prestigious awards, including the Adhicipta Rekayasa Award for Engineering Excellence presented by the Indonesian Engineers Association in 1995, and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Award for Engineering Excellence in 1996. In February 2006, he has been honored as the 26th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow by the Government of Singapore.

He is a published author, including the college textbook Analisa Keputusan (Decision Analysis). His wide-ranging interests have enabled him to serve as a member of the National Economic Council, the National Research Council, and on the Board of Advisors of the Indonesia Boy Scouts Council. In addition to that, he also serves as the Advisory Board Chairman of Global Rescue Network, a group of emergency relief volunteers, and as Senior Adviser to the IndoRescue organization.

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