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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.

12 July 2019

VP Susantono discusses ADB’s partnerships with European Space Agency, IFAD

VP Bambang Susantono on 12 July 2019 met with senior officials of the European Space Agency in Rome to discuss ADB’s partnership with the agency, including a trust fund to establish satellite earth observation technology for ADB operations. On 11 July 2019, he met with senior officials of the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Download photo

8 July 2019

VP Susantono speaks on Asian challenges in volatile global trade system

VP Bambang Susantono led the dissemination of Asian Economic Integration Report 2018 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies on 8-9 July 2019 in Bologna, Italy, where he stressed that Asia and Europe need to strengthen their cooperation amid the current volatile global trade environment. Download photo

3 July 2019

ADB joins Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva

VP Bambang Susantono led the mission to the WTO-hosted biennial Global Review of Aid for Trade on 3-4 July 2019 in Geneva. He delivered the keynote speech in the regional session on Asia and the Pacific and launched ADB's 2019 Aid for Trade report and the new ADB-ADBI book Leveraging Services for Development: Prospects and Policies. Download photo

24 June 2019

VP Susantono presents ADB's approach in dealing with water-related disasters

VP Bambang Susantono discussed ADB's approach and investments in water-related disasters at the 4th UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters held on 24-25 June 2019 in New York. He highlighted ADB's innovative projects and new initiatives.

21 June 2019

VP Susantono leads Knowledge Partnerships Toolbox launch

VP Bambang Susantono led the launch of ADB's Knowledge Partnerships Toolbox on 21 June 2019 in ADB headquarters. He highlighted the importance of this website as a tool in building partnerships and creating knowledge. Download 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.