Marty Natalegawa

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Marty Natalegawa
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16th Foreign Minister of Indonesia
In office
October 22, 2009 – October 20, 2014
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Hassan Wirajuda
Succeeded by Retno Marsudi
Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations
In office
September 5, 2007 – October 22, 2009
Preceded by Rezlan Ishar Jenie
Succeeded by Hasan Kleib
Personal details
Born (1963-03-22) March 22, 1963 (age 52)
Bandung, West Java
Nationality Indonesia
Spouse(s) Sranya Bamrungphong
Alma mater London School of Economics (B.Sc.)
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (M.Phil.)
Australian National University (Ph.D.)
Macquarie University (Dr.h.c.)
Profession Diplomat
Religion Islam

Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa, more commonly known as Marty Natalegawa, and colloquially known as "Party Natalegawa," (born 22 March 1963 in Bandung, West Java)[1] is an Indonesian diplomat and the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet. He served as Indonesia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from September 5, 2007 until his latest appointment and has also served as the Indonesian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and as a spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.


Natalegawa went to school at Ellesmere College and Concord College in the United Kingdom, from 1976 to 1981. He earned a BSc at the London School of Economics in 1984. He then went on to study at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge where he was awarded a Master of Philosophy in 1985. Natalegawa also obtained a Doctor of Philosophy at the Australian National University in 1993.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Natalegawa was born in Bandung, West Java. He is the youngest son of Sonson Natalegawa, who was a former director of a state-owned bank.[citation needed] Natalegawa is of Sundanese descent.

Opening of an exhibition by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization entitled "Putting an End to Nuclear Explosions". From left to right: Michael Douglas, Marty Natalegawa, Ban Ki-moon, Taib Fassi Fihri and Sergio de Queiroz Duarte.

Prior to becoming Permanent Representative to the United Nations on September 5, 2007, he was sworn in by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as the Indonesian Ambassador to the United Kingdom on November 11, 2005.[3]

Before his assignment to be Indonesian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, he was Chief of Staff of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and as the Director General for ASEAN Cooperation in the Department of Foreign Affairs.[3]

He has also worked at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia where he came into office in 1986. There, he worked in its Research and Development division.[2] Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appointed him Minister of Foreign Affairs on October 21, 2009.[4]

Family life[edit]

Natalegawa is married to the Thai-born Sranya Bamrungphong. The couple have three children, Anantha, Annisa, and Andreyka.[5]


  1. ^ "United Indonesia Cabinet 2009-2014". The Jakarta Post. 2009-10-22. p. 3. 
  2. ^ a b "Indonesian Embassy in London, United Kingdom". 2004-12-14. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia". Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  4. ^ [1] | Indonesia's Yudhoyono unveils rainbow cabinet, AFP, Oct. 21, 2009
  5. ^ Ardi, Yosef. "Marty Natalegawa: New Ambassador to UK". Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Hassan Wirajuda
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Retno Marsudi
Preceded by
Rezlan Izhar Jenie
Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations
Succeeded by
Hasan Kleib