PROF. Purnomo Yusgiantoro

Indonesia’s former Minister of Defense in 2009 – 2014 and Minster of Energy and Mineral Resources in 2000 – 2009



Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro is Indonesia’sformer Minister of Defense in 2009 – 2014 and Minster of Energy and Mineral Resources in 2000 – 2009. He also President, General Secretary and Governor ofOPEC in Vienna, Austria. He has received various domestic and foreign recognition with a total of 33 honours, medals, and awarded with The Maha Putra Adipradana award  as the second highest honourto civilians of the highest services to the nations.

He involved in various institutions, especially those related to the energy and defencesectors. He contributedas the Founding Board of The Indonesia Institute for Energy Economic (IIEE)s; Vice Chair of Advisory Board for The Institution of Engineers Indonesia; as well as Chair of Advisory Board for Society of Indonesian Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Currently, he act as the Founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC), the independent research organisation devoted to the development of Indonesia’s energy sector. He also still active in academics as the Co-Founder of Indonesia Defence University (Universitas Pertahanan, UNHAN) and Professor of Energy Economics at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). In his meantime, Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro has written articles, journals, publications and books including Energy Economics: Theory and Application (2018); Defense Economics: Theory and Practice (2014); Indonesian Economics (2010); International Financial Management: Theory and Practice (2004), Footprints of Time: A Glimpse of Indonesia (2009).