Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri is Indonesia’s former Minister of Finance (20 May 2013-20 October 2014). Previously he was the Chairman of Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia (14 June 2012- 1 October 2013. He served as a Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President of the Republic of Indonesia 2010-2012. He was a special adviser to the Indonesia’s Minister of Finance 2006-2010 dan Deputy of Minister of Finance for G-20, 2006-2010. He is now the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mandiri Institute and was a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. 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 was a member of 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
His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics and Political Economy.
He is also the Chairman of the Indonesia Infrastructure Finance and Independent Commissioner in major public companies in Indonesia including PT Astra International, PT XL-Axiata, Tbk, and PT Indika Energy Tbk. Dr Basri is also 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 academic journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.
Anton Gunawan is currently Chief Economist of PT. Bank Mandiri (Persero), Tbk. and Executive Director of Mandiri Institute.
He has also worked for 6 (six) years at PT. Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk. as Chief Economist (2008-2014), and spent almost 8 years with Citigroup as Country Economist for Indonesia (2000-2008).
He had also spent more than 20 years with the Faculty of Economics University of Indonesia (FEUI). His last position in the FEUI was as Research Director at the Institute for Economic and Social Research (LPEM FEUI) in 1998-2000, while teaching (as a lecturer) at the undergraduate and graduate programs at FEUI.
Anton is currently the Chairman of Permanent Committee on Macroeconomy and Fiscal Policy in the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2015-2020), and was a member of the Economic Advisors Team to the Chairman of Kadin Indonesia, 2007–08. He is also currently a member of the Fiscal Policy Focus Group, and was previously served as a member of the Banking & Capital Markets Focus Group (2006 – 2009), and of the Industry, Trade & Invesment Focus Group (2012 – 2015) in the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI).
Anton wrote a book on Indonesia inflation and government budget (1991) and was a co-editor of a BI-IMF conference report on Inflation Targeting Framework (2002). He was nominated as one of the candidates to become Senior Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia (Aug/Sep ‘13) by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, but not selected by the Parliament (DPR). In early 2014 Anton was named as the Best Economic Forecaster in the World for Indonesian economy by the Bloomberg Markets Magazine for the period of 2012-13.
Anton got his MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degree in Economics from Columbia University, an AM (Master of Arts) degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, and a SE (Sarjana Ekonomi) degree in Economics and Development Studies from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta. His major fields of studies are Macroeconomics, Monetary and Financial Economics, International Economics, Public Finance, and Development Economics.
Dr. Moekti P. Soejachmoen is the Head of Mandiri Institute, an independent research institute established by Bank Mandiri, the largest bank in Indonesia. She is an economist with over 20 year experiences in finance, international trade, micro and macroeconomics and development economics at academia as well as development level. She holds Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University, master’s degree in Economics from University of California and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Indonesia. She has published multiple articles on the subjects, such as finance, trade policy, industry globalization, ASEAN free trade agreements, Indonesian manufacturing and export competitiveness.