Founding Members

Nur Hassan Wirajuda
Seasoned politician who has been a former Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2001 to 2009, serving in two cabinets. A Law Alumni from Harvard University, Hassan has chaired several high-profile diplomatic roles, including ambassador to Indonesia.

H. Fadel Muhammad
Indonesian politician who has served as Governor of Gorontalo province as well as Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries from 2009 until 2011. Apart from that, he founded Bukaka Teknik Utama, now a listed engineering and infrastructure company, as well as key positions in several other JV companies under GEMA Group

Muhammad Nuh
Former Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet from 2009 until 2014. He previously served as Minister of Communications & Information Technology. An Institute of Technology Surabaya alumni, M. Nuh has also studied at USTL, France.

H. Fauzi Bowo
Former Governor of Jakarta, serving between 2007 and 2012. He previously also served as the Deputy Governor. An engineering graduate from University of Jakarta, Fauzi went on to study Architecture and Regional Planning in Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany.

Mari Elka Pangestu
Former Minister of Trade of Indonesia from 2004 until 2011, followed by an appointment as the Minister of Tourism & Creative Economy – a position she held until October 2014. Mari Pangestu obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Australian National University and er Doctorate in economics from the University of California, US.

Tanri Abeng
Served as the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises during Development Cabinet VII and Reform Cabinet. The Sulawesi-born Tanri studied MBA from the University of New York, USA and went on to hold key strategic positions n several companies including PT Union Carbide Indonesia and President Director of Bakrie Group. He also founded the Tanri Abeng University in Pesanggrahan in 2011.