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CHAIRMAN’S PROFILE

H.E. Thomas Trikasih Lembong, also known as Tom, is the Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board. He was the Indonesian Minister of Trade from August 2015 to July 2016.

Prior his appointment in the cabinet, he has a long professional record. In 1994, Mr. Lembong started his career at Morgan Stanley and Company as a Sales and Trading Associate. Then, he worked at Equities Division of Morgan Stanley (Singapore), served as Senior Manager at Corporate Finance Department of Makindo, and Investment Banker of Deutsche Securities Indonesia.

Between 2002 and 2005, Mr. Lembong served as Division Head and Senior Vice President at the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA). He is employed with Principia Management Group, and was a Managing Partner and CEO at Quvat Management, a private equity fund established in 2006.

Mr. Tom Lembong received a Bachelor’s degree (Bachelor of Arts) majoring in Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University in Cambridge, USA in 1994. He also was elected as Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2008.

 THE AMBASSADOR’s PROFILE

H.E. Rusdi Kirana is the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Malaysia. He previously held position as the member of the Presidential Advisory Council from 2015 until his appointment as the Ambassador.

He founded and led his business group as the Executive Director for PT Lion Group and PT Lion Mentari. Due to his maverick business undertakings, he was awarded Legion d’Honneur by French President in 2017 and named “Indonesia Most Admired CEO” in 2013 by Warta Ekonomi Magazine. His lasting business achievements include purchasing the largest amounts of French Airbus A320 and Boeing B737 from US in 2011.