Former Minister of Finance

Muhamad Chatib Basri, is a former Minister of Finance of Indonesia. Previously he was the Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board. His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics and Political Economy.

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); NTUC Professor of International Economic Relations, RSIS, NTU, Singapore (2016); He was also a Thee Kian Wie Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Australian National University (2016-2017).

Dr Basri is a Chairman of the PT Bank Mandiri Tbk and Chairman of the PT XL-Axiata Tbk. He teaches at the Department of Economics University of Indonesia and Co-founded CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm in 2010.

Dr Basri is a member of the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development.

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

He is the author of a number of papers in international journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.