Bambang Susantono

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.

14 July 2017

New report warns of dangers of unabated climate change

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and VP Susantono launched the report A Region at Risk: Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific on 14 July in ADD headquarters. The VP highlighted the wide range of potential impacts of climate change under the business-as-usual and the Paris consensus scenarios, and the need to work together to successfully adapt to these changes. Read the news release. See the photo

11 July 2017

ADB joins 6th Global Review of Aid for Trade in Switzerland

VP Susantono highlighted the importance of further improving infrastructure for reducing trade costs and increasing private sector participation to mobilize financial resources for infrastructure investment at the opening plenary session of the 6th Global Review of Aid for Trade on 11 July in Geneva. He also launched the report Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific. See the photo

15 June 2017

VP Susantono stresses stakeholder collaboration in food production

The VP, at a workshop on Knowledge-Intensive Agriculture on 15 June at ADB in Manila, emphasized the need for a move to knowledge based food production to address emerging challenges to food security. Collaboration among stakeholders to facilitate knowledge solutions was emphasized. See the photo

19 May 2017

VP Susantono presents at water panel in PRC

The VP spoke at the 9th Meeting of High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters on 19 May in Chengdu, People's Republic of China. He focused on ADB's progress in water operations and emphasized the importance of strengthening investments in water and disasters.

17 April 2017

Knowledge partnership with University of the Philippines

A knowledge partnership between ADB and the University of the Philippines (UP) National College of Public Administration and Governance was launched on 17 April in Manila. UP Chancellor Michael Tan spoke, as well as UP President Danilo Concepcion and ADB Vice-President Susantono.

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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