Chatib Basri

Chatib Basri

Chatib Basri is an Indonesian economist and political commentator. He served as the country's Finance Minister during the presidency of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Basri is an expert on international trade and macroeconomics.

Chatib Basri's Biography

Chatib Basri is a popular figure for outsiders looking to understand Indonesia. He is the country's former Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).

Basri is a key figure in Indonesia's liberalisation push as the country seeks foreign investment. He shaped economic policies to help foster investment opportunities in one of the world's fastest-growing economies. His hands-on experience equips him with invaluable insights for investors looking to understand Indonesia's regulatory framework and economic strategy.

A highly distinguished economist and policy analyst, Basri is renowned for his expertise in economics, fiscal policies and sustainable development. Chatib Basri delves into macroeconomic trends and offers in-depth analyses of regional and global economic landscapes. His expertise also extends to trade policies, investment strategies, the dynamics of emerging markets and how to navigate the complexities of the global economy.

Chatib Basri currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Pandemic Fund (Financial Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response) hosted by the World Bank with technical support from WHO. He is the Chairman of the PT Bank Mandiri tbk and the Chairman of the PT XL-Axiata tbk. Basri is also a member of numerous International Advisory councils including the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development, the Independent High-Level Expert Group on Climate Finance for COP27 and 28, the Advisory Board for the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis and the Australian National University.

As part of the adjunct faculty of distinguished former and current Ministers to the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Forum at the Harvard University, Basri teaches regularly on this programme. He also sits on the Governing Board of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. In addition to his various leadership positions, Chatib Basri teaches at the Department of Economics University of Indonesia and co-founded CReco Research, an economic consulting firm based in Jakarta.

Books

COVID-19 in Indonesia

Impacts on the Economy and Ways to Recovery

Business in Indonesia

New Challenges, Old Problems

Articles & Videos

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