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Prof. Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, B.Ec., M.Ec

Member, Board of Trustees Yayasan Prasetiya Mulya

Professor Mari Pangestu Served as Indonesia’s Minister of Trade from 2004 to 2011, and as Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy from 2011 until October 2014.

She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics and Doctor of HC degrees from the Australian National University (ANU), and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, in 1986 where she specialized in macroeconomics, and international trade.

She is one of Indonesia’s well-known economists working in various areas of international trade, the financial sector, macroeconomics, and policy reforms at the University of Indonesia and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, as well as being a consultant to many international organizations. . She was and continues to be active with the Pacific Economy Cooperation Council (PECC), Davos World Economic Forum (including being on various Global Agenda Councils), China Boao Forum for Asia, Asian Economists Panel, and many other international leadership forums. She has also served on various company boards such as Astra International. She was awarded Bintang Mahaputra, the highest award for public service from the Indonesian government, in 2013 and the “lifetime achievement for women and government leadership” award during the World Chinese Enterprise Forum in Chongqing China.

Currently, she is Chairperson of the University Senate at Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, a Professor of International Economics at the University of Indonesia, and on the Board of Trustees, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. She was the George Ball Professor in international affairs, at Columbia University during the Fall of 2015.

She also serves on the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN); International Advisory Board of McLarty Associates; pan-el of the UN WHO and other convenors health initiative, Equal Access Initiative (chaired by Pascal Lamy); distinguished fellow Fung Global Institute; member of Women International Council on Women’s Business Leadership (Chaired by Hilary Clinton); member of Scientific Advisory Committee, International Institute of Applied System Analysis, Austria; and member of the Board of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, ANU, Australia. She also sits on the international board of the International Chamber of Commerce, is President Commissioner of Bank Tabungan Nasional Negara (BTPN), Independent Commissioner of Astra International, and adviser to Nuri Group (a diverse group in retail and manufacturing).

Teaching: Operations Management, Supply Chain Management

Australian National University ANU (Doctor HC degrees)
Australian National University ANU (Bachelor and Master degrees in Economics)
The University of California (Ph.D.)

Research Interest:

Developing Purchasing & Supply Strategy, Value Optimization of Supply Networks, Logistics Management (Inventory, Warehouse, and Transportation)


Published Papers

  • Competitiveness Towards ASEAN Economic Community
    Journal of Indonesian Economy and Business (2009) Vol 24 No. 1 pp: 22-32; Gadjah Mada University. Author: Mari Elka Pangestu.
  • The Future of East Asia’s Trade: A Call for Better Globalization
    Asian Economic Policy Review (2018), Vol 13 Issue 2, pp: 219-238. Author: Mari Elka Pangestu.; other author: Lili Yan Ing., Gracia Hadiwidjaja.
    ASEAN: Regional Integration and Reforms*
  • Policy Brief Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (2017). Author: Mari Elka Pangestu.; other authors: Lili Yan Ing.
  • The Services Sector as a Driver of Change: Indonesia’s Experience in the ASEAN Context
    Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (2016), Vol 52 Issue 1, pp: 27-53. The ANU Indonesia Project. Author: Christopher Findlay.; other authors: Mari Elka Pangestu.
    Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (2015), Vol 51 Issue 2, pp: 239-261. The ANU Indonesia Project. Author: Mari Elka Pangestu.; other author: Sjamsu Rahardja., Lili Yan Ing.
  • Yes, we can! The Raffles Dialogue on Human Wellbeing and Security
    HEALTH POLICY (2015), Vol 3 Issue 8, pp: 496-500. The LANCET Global Health. Author: Dr Tikki Pang.; other authors: Mari Elka Pangestu., Yap Seng Chong., Hildy Fong., Eva Harris., Richard Horton.
  • Globalization and its discontents: an Indonesian perspective
    Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (2012), Vol 26 Issue 1, pp: 1-104. The Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. Author: Mari Elka Pangestu.

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Conference, talks, speaking, & engagements:

THE NEW ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT: AN INDONESIAN PERSPECTIVE. Harold Mitchell Development Policy Lecture, ANU, March 12, 2015



  • Bintang Mahaputra - the highest award for public service from the Indonesian government in 2013.
  • The World Chinese Enterprise Forum - Lifetime Achievement for Women and Government Leadership in Chongqing China.
  • Honorary Doctorate - Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by The Australian National University (ANU) 2013.


Published Writings:

Managing Indonesia’s trade policy: how to remove the agenda? Macroeconomic Policies in Indonesia, 1st Edition