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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 Communications.

15 December 2017

VP Susantono attends Asia-Pacific Climate Week

The Vice-President on 15 December participated in a High-Level Segment for Climate Action at the Asia-Pacific Climate Week in Bangkok, Thailand. He highlighted ADB's role as financier, capacity builder, knowledge provider, and honest broker in promoting regional cooperation and integration and emphasized ADB's support for regional responses and collective actions for climate change.

14 December 2017

ADB highlights regional public goods to achieve SDGs in workshop

VP Susantono emphasized the importance of regional solutions using the platform of regional public goods to achieve sustainable development goals in his opening remarks at an international workshop on Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific held on 14 December in ADB headquarters. 

12 December 2017

ADB International Skills Forum opens in HQ

VP Susantono on 12 December delivered opening remarks at the 7th ADB International Skills Forum, emphasizing the need to prepare for emerging skills and jobs while ensuring that no one is left behind. 

8 December 2017

Water-energy nexus in the PRC publication launched

VP Susantono spoke at the launch of the publication Water-Energy Nexus in the People's Republic of China and Emerging Issues on 6 December at ADB headquarters in Manila. He emphasized the importance of understanding the link between water and energy in designing more sustainable interventions. The study is also  relevant to other developing Asian countries. See the photo.

29 November 2017

VP Susantono leads panel discussion on jobs and technology

The VP led discussions at a workshop on jobs at ADB headquarters in Manila on 29 November. The workshop, Jobs in Asia: How Technology is Shaping Asia's Quest for Good Jobs, highlighted the role of structural transformation as a driver of labor productivity. Also discussed was how technology is influencing jobs and wages in the region. 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