BS in Engineering, Northwestern University; MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business. CEO, PT Bakrie Global Ventura, investment holding arm of the Bakrie family;Chairman, Bakrie Telecom, Indonesia's largest publicly-listed CDMA wireless operator; Chairman, VIVA, Indonesia's fastest growing publicly-listed integrated media and content creation company; Vice-Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Indonesian Economic Delegation, APEC Business Advisory Council; board of Int'l Council, Belfer Center for Science and Int'l Affairs, Harvard Univ; Founder & Chairman, Bakrie Center Foundation, with Chairs in Southeast Asian Studies at Washington-based Carnegie Endowment for Int'l Peace and Singapore's Nanyang Technological Univ; Board of Trustee member of the Eisenhower Fellowship. Monthly column on Southeast Asia for Jakarta Globe. Occasional writer for Wall Street Journal and Jakarta Post. Author of book on challenges facing ASEAN in post-Cold War era (forthcoming).
Bachelor of Commerce, Andhra University, India; Chartered Public Accountant (CPA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India. Chief Executive Officer of Bumi plc, a London listed vehicle holding the largest thermal coal-producing assets in Indonesia and is the world's biggest exporter of the commodity. President Commissioner of PT. Kaltim Prima Coal and PT. Arutmin Indonesia, together the world's largest thermal coal export mines from Indonesia. Managing Director of Capital Managers Asia Pte Ltd., a leading Asia-focused financial advisory firm based in Singapore. Served as Commissioner in PT. Bumi Resources Tbk., PT. Bakrie Telecom Tbk., and PT. Energi Mega Persada Tbk. A successful entrepreneur and seasoned cross-cultural negotiator and deal maker. President of India Club in Jakarta. Chairman of the India Committee for the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN).