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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.

16 July 2018

VP Susantono urges investments in non-communicable diseases prevention

VP Bambang Susantono opened a 3-day forum on Innovations and Actions against Non-Communicable Diseases on 16 July 2018 at ADB headquarters. He cautioned that rising cases of non-communicable diseases are a threat to economic growth, and that these should be addressed by investments in prevention and medical and non-medical interventions. See the photo

11 July 2018

VP Susantono speaks at Asia-Pacific Climate Week

VP Bambang Susantono stressed ADB's commitment to tackle climate change in the region and emphasized the role of partnerships in delivering the ambitious climate agenda of ADB’s upcoming Strategy 2030 during Asia-Pacific Climate Week in Singapore. He made his remarks as part of a panel on Visions for Nationally Determined Contribution Enhancement and Implementation on 11 July 2018. See the photo

10 July 2018

VP Susantono underscores collaboration to create livable cities

VP Bambang Susantono shared insights and ADB experiences on the development of livable and sustainable cities as he joined a panel at the World Cities Summit held in Singapore on 10 July 2018. He underscored the importance of collaboration between city leaders and urban stakeholders to co-create green, competitive, inclusive, and resilient cities. See the photo

10 July 2018

VP Susantono highlights water sector innovations and lessons

VP Bambang Susantono discussed the importance of key innovations in implementing water solutions and overcoming challenges during a high-level panel discussion at the Singapore International Water Week on 10 July 2018. He cited several good practices used in ADB-funded projects in the region. See the photo

27 June 2018

VP Susantono launches ADB-UNESCAP report on e-commerce

VP Bambang Susantono highlighted the importance of trade facilitation in driving economic growth and poverty reduction in a speech at a conference on Promoting Connectivity for an Inclusive Asia and the Pacific on 27 June 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He also emphasized the role of digital technology in accelerating e-commerce and spurring innovation to narrow development gaps. See news release and photo

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Dr. Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is responsible for ADB’s knowledge management through direct oversight of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of Communications.

Dr. Susantono supervises the development of ADB’s flagship publications and reports on Asia’s Key Development Indicators, Asia Development Outlook, and Economic Indicators. This includes macro, micro and regional economic research and financial integration to inform country partnership strategies and diagnostic studies among others. He coordinates ADB's multi-sector operations research to support its investments through technical assistance programs from multiple donor trust funds across energy, transport, urban, water, finance, education, and health sectors. Dr. Susantono provides strategic leadership on ADB’s commitment to the global sustainability and climate change agenda through mainstreaming of environment, climate change and disaster risk, governance, regional cooperation and integration, social and gender equity, rural development and food security, across ADB’s respective business lines. He is also responsible for ensuring due diligence and quality assurance of operations through the management of environment and social safeguards. He anchors ADB communication on development issues and access to information across multiple stakeholders, internal and external audiences.

Prior to this, Dr. Susantono was the Acting Minister, and Vice-Minister of Transportation of Indonesia, and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development at the Office of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. He chaired several research institutes and taught in universities. He was also Member of the Board for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies.

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