Muhamad Chatib Basri

Muhamad Chatib Basri

Ash Senior Fellow, Fall Semester 2015
Muhamad Chatib  Basri

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 is now the Chairman of Indonesia Infrastructure Finance and an Independent Non-Executive Director for Axiata Group Bhd. 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 was also the Independent Commissioner in major public companies in Indonesia including PT Astra International, PT Semen Gresik, Tbk, PT Astra Otoparts and PT Indika Energy. From 2010-1012 Dr Basri was 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.