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Bambang Susantono

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Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He assumed the position in July 2015.

Mr. Susantono is responsible for management of ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of External Relations.

21 November 2017

VP Susantono discusses ADB research on Public-Private Partnerships

The VP discussed the Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update theme chapter on Sustaining Development through Public-Private Partnership with stakeholders at ADB headquarters in Manila on 20 November. He said Public-Private Partnerships can be an innovative tool to bridge the infrastructure gap, with the potential to transform how the public and private sectors collaborate to meet public sector objectives. See the photo.

14 November 2017

VP Susantono speaks at climate conference in Germany

The VP presented ADB’s flagship publication A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, a collaboration with the Potsdam Institute on Climate Impact Research, on 14 November at a COP23 side event in Bonn. He highlighted the regional impact of climate change on growth and development. The event was organized by ADB with The Energy and Resources Institute and the German Advisory Council on Global Change.

8 November 2017

VP Susantono opens 2nd Asia Finance Forum in HQ

In opening the forum on 8 November, the VP emphasized that responsible and inclusive digital financial services are an important feature in ADB's new long term strategy. He noted that innovation, development of an enabling environment, and investment in digital infrastructure are important drivers of inclusive growth. Over 250 participants from the government, fintech providers, banks, microfinance operators and networks are attending the 3-day event. See the photo.

25 October 2017

VP Susantono speaks at climate and disaster risk management workshop

VP Susantono spoke at a workshop 25-27 October at ADB HQ in Manila jointly organized by ADB’s Environment and Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management thematic groups. He said going beyond climate-proofing, and promoting solutions such as nature-based approaches to address climate change and disaster risk management are important. See the photo.

23 October 2017

Asian Economic Integration Report presented in HQ

VP Susantono presented the Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR) 2017 on 23 October at ADB headquarters in Manila. The VP emphasized growing regional investment linkages as a key driver for regional economic growth and integration. Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada chaired the panel discussion and presented key findings of the AEIR 2017. See the photo.

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Mr. Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He assumed the position in July 2015. 

Mr. Susantono is responsible for management of ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of External Relations. 

Prior to this, Mr. Susantono was the Vice-Minister of Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. He has extensive experience providing policy advice to government, private sector organizations and international institutions. He chaired several research institutes and taught in universities. He was also Commissioner for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies.

He served as the President of Indonesia Intelligent Transport Society; Vice President of East Asia Society of Transportation Studies based in Tokyo, Japan; and a member of the Board of Trustee of the SouthSouthNorth Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Mr. Susantono holds a PhD in Infrastructure Planning and Master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, and City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology.

Professional history

2015-Present Vice-President, ADB
2015 Secretary, Indonesia Economic Forum
2015 Chairman, International Advisory Board, IPMI International Business School
2014-2015 Chairman of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Development, University of Indonesia
2011-2015 President, Indonesia Intelligent Transport Society
2009-2014 Vice Minister, Ministry of Transportation, Republic of Indonesia
2012-2014 Chairman/President Commissioner, Garuda Indonesia Airlines
2010-2014 Commissioner, Jakarta International Container Terminal
2009-2012 Commissioner, Indonesia Telecommunication Industry
2007-2009 Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
2007-2009 Secretary, National Committee for Acceleration of Infrastructure Development
2007-2010 Eminent Person for Indonesia for the Development of Master Plan for ASEAN Connectivity
2007-2009 Vice President, East Asia Society of Transportation Studies
2005-2007 Senior Advisor for Business Competition
2004-2010 President of Indonesia Transport Society
2004-2009 Commissioner, Cigading Port
2002-2005 Secretary, Coordinating Team for Rural Infrastructure Development
2001-2014 Board of Trustee, the SouthSouthNorth Foundation
2000-2004 Secretary General, Sustainable Transport, Action Network Asia Pacific
2000-2004 Associate Research Director, Pelangi Indonesia Research Institute on Sustainable Development and Climate Change