Bambang Susantono is the Chairman of the Nusantara National Capital Authority of the Republic of Indonesia since March 2022. The agency, a ministerial-level body directly under the President, is in charge of planning and constructing Indonesia’s new capital, as well as overseeing the government’s transition to the new city and eventually becoming its administrator.
Among other activities in international organizations, he currently serves as a member in the United Nations’ High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters, the Islamic Development Bank Institute’s board of trustees, Bloomberg New Economy Council for Cities, and Tech for Good Institute’s advisory board.
Mr. Bambang Susantono served as the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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 the 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 Ph.D. 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.