Bambang Susantono | Asian Development Bank

Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono

Download photo
in high resolution.

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.

13 September 2017

VP highlights support for livable cities in Georgia

VP Susantono pledged ADB's support for livable cities in Asia and the Pacific through improved water management, equity and resilience in his keynote on 13 September at the 10th Tbilisi Local Economic Development Forum. He also launched the ADB Engaging with Cities of the Future publication. The VP also visited ADB-financed road, water, and urban development projects in Georgia.

6 September 2017

ADB joins Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum

Vice-President Susantono highlighted digital technology in further reducing trade costs at the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum on 5 September in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada launched the Trade Facilitation and Better Connectivity for an Inclusive Asia and the Pacific report and chaired a discussion on trade facilitation for sustainable development. Read the news release.

30 August 2017

ADB launches key publication on green finance

VP Susantono launched ADB’s Catalyzing Green Finance: A Concept for Leveraging Blended Finance for Green Development publication on 29 August at ADB headquarters in Manila. The publication makes the case for national financing mechanisms to accelerate green growth in Asia. Read the news release and see the photo.

24 August 2017

ADB joins food security conference in Indonesia

VP Susantono spoke at the International Conference and Congress of The Indonesian Society of Agricultural Economics on 24 August in Sanur. The VP underscored the need to ensure Asia's food security by increasing productivity of the rural population, integrating rural-urban markets, and working toward climate change adaptation.

9 August 2017

VP emphasizes the role of local governments in service delivery

The VP highlighted the importance of capable local governments for better service delivery in a video message at the opening session of the Second Forum on Governance and Institutions, held on 9 August in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The 3-day event, jointly organized by ADB and ADBI, is supported by the Korea Local Information Research and Development Institute, the Korea Development Institute, and the UN Project Office on Governance.

View all activities  

Pages

Pages

Pages

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