Muhamad Chatib Basri

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Muhamad Chatib Basri
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Finance Minister of Indonesia
Assumed office
21 May 2013
President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono
Preceded by Agus Martowardojo
Personal details
Born (1965-08-22) August 22, 1965 (age 49)
Jakarta,  Indonesia
Nationality Indonesian
Residence Jakarta
Alma mater Universitas Indonesia,
Australian National University
Religion Islam

Muhamad Chatib Basri is an Indonesian minister. He is currently the Minister of Finance in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet.[1] Before this appointment, he was Chair of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Kordinasi Penanaman Modal, or BKPM).

He served in a number of senior economic advisory positions before being appointed as Chair of the Investment Coordinating Board in 2011. He was, amongst other things, an advisor to the former Indonesian Minister of Finance Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Deputy Chair of the president's Economic National Committee (Komite Ekonomi Nasional, or KEN) and was Sherpa to the president of Indonesia for G 20 meetings.

Dr Basri has a PhD from the Australian National University. He also teaches in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (FEUI) and was Director of the Lembaga Penyelidikan Ekonomi dan Masyarakat (Institute for Economic and Social Research, or LPEM) within the FEUI. His areas of expertise include international trade, macroeconomics, and political economy. As an academic economist he has published in various economic journals such as World Economy, Asian Economic Papers, and the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies. He is also an adjunct fellow in the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics at the Australian National University.


  1. ^ Indonesia names Muhammad Chatib Basri as finance minister See also Ina Parlina and Satria Sambijantoto, 'BKPM chief Chatib Basri named finance minister', The Jakarta Post, 21 May 2013.