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Dradjad Hari Wibowo, Ir (IPB), MEc (UQ), PhD (UQ)

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Dradjad Hari Wibowo, Ir (IPB), MEc (the University of Queensland - UQ), PhD (UQ).

Lektor Kepala (Associate Professor), Perbanas Institute, Jakarta.

Member of the Board of Directors, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), Geneva.

Founder, Chairperson (non-active), the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC), Bogor.

Founder and Chairperson of the Oversight Board, Sustainable Development Indonesia (SDI), Surabaya.

Founder, Honorary Chairperson, Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards (FIHRRST), Brussels and Jakarta.

Chairperson, Board of Experts, the National Mandate Party (PAN), Jakarta.

Business owner: strategic consulting firm, information technology firm, food crop plantations, and smallholding forest plantations, Indonesia.


Dradjad H. Wibowo (57 years) earned his graduate degree from the Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) Indonesia.  He was awarded the Best Graduate of the Faculty of Agriculture in the June 1987 graduation. He earned his Master of Economics and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Department of Economics, the University of Queensland, Australia.

Since 1999 Dradjad Wibowo has been writing hundreds of articles on the Indonesian economy, finance, politics and strategic affairs in leading news outlets in Indonesia. His opinions appear very frequently in Indonesian press, including TVs, radios and printed-and online-media.

From September 1999 to February 2004 he worked as a director and a senior economist at the Institute for Development Economics and Finance (INDEF), a leading policy think tank in Indonesia. He served as the Executive Director of the Indonesian Eco-labeling Institute (LEI) from May 2000 to February 2004.

He briefly joined PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk., a leading Indonesian state bank, as a Member of the Board of Commissioners from December 2003 to May 2004 to help restructure the bank following its US$ 170 million-letter of credit scandal.

He was elected as an Alternate Spokesperson for the Producing Countries Caucus in the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) meeting in Panama, November 2003. In early 2000s he served as a member / spokesperson of the Republic of Indonesia’s delegation to various international organizations such as ITTO and Asian Forestry Partnership.

From 2002-October 2004 he served as an expert member of the National Food Security Board. In July-August 2002 he chaired a National Team on Domestic Debt Reduction, focusing on alternative policies to reduce debt stock and to minimize debt service payments on banking recapitalization bonds.

He joined the National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional – PAN) in January 2004. He served as the party’s Vice-Chairperson from January 2010 to February 2015 and as the Vice-Chairperson of the party’s Ethics and Honor Board from February 2015 to February 2020. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the party’s Board of Experts. He was elected as a Member of Parliament in 2004 and sat on the Banking and Finance Committee for the period of 2004-2009.

He founded Sustainable Development Indonesia (SDI) in 2009 to foster implementation of sustainable development. In 2011 he founded the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) to promote certification of sustainable forest management and forest-based products based on the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification’s (PEFC’s) scheme. He serves as IFCC’s Chairperson since 2011 until today. He co-founded and is an Honorary Chairperson of the Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards (FIHRRST) based in Brussel and Jakarta. From November 2019, he serves as a member of PEFC’s Board of Directors and is non-active as IFCC’s Chairperson.

In 2007 he became an Associate Professor (Lektor Kepala) at the Graduate School of Management at the ABFI Perbanas Institute, Jakarta.  He has been publishing articles on health economics, forestry and sustainability in scientific journals like The Bulletin of the World Health Organization, BMC Public Health (forthcoming), and International Journal of Social Economics.

From August 2015 to October 2016 he was appointed as Chairperson of the Strategic Information and Policy Council of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN). 

Since 2009 he owns a number of businesses in strategic consulting, information technology, food crop plantations, and smallholding forest plantations (Anthocephalus spp., Tectona sp.).