Rili Djohani

Executive Director
Coral Triangle Center

Rili Djohani has worked for over 25 years to improve the management and financial sustainability of marine protected areas and reduce the use of unsustainable fishing practices in Southeast Asia. She is the co-founder and executive director of the Coral Triangle Center (CTC), an independent non-profit organization established in Bali in 2010. Rili works closely with local communities, private sector, governments, NGOs and other partners to shape lasting solutions for the protection of coral reef ecosystems, sustainable livelihoods, and food security across the Coral Triangle region, the epicenter of marine biodiversity in the world. She held several senior positions in The Nature Conservancy from 1995-2011. Rili was TNC’s Program Director for the Coral Triangle (2009-2011); TNC’s Country Director for Indonesia (2003-2008) and Marine Program Director from (1997-2002). Rili established the WWF marine conservation program in Indonesia from 1989-1993 and was involved in the planning and implementation of several long term national and long-term coastal and marine programs funded by USAID (NRM, GCP, CTSP, MPAG, SEA, CTI-CFF) and the World Bank (Maconar, Coremap, Komodo National Park, CTI-CFF).

Rili holds a Master of Science degree in tropical marine ecology from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and a Master of Science in tropical coastal zone management from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in United Kingdom. She completed The Executive program (TEP) – strategic leadership at the top at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (UVA) – USA in 2013.

Rili also has extensive diving experience in the Netherlands, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asia Pacific.


Tonny Wagey

Executive Director
Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF)

Dr. Tonny Wagey has more than 25 years of experience in the field of fisheries, oceanography and environmental management. He holds a PhD degree in Fisheries and Oceanography from the University of British Columbia, Canada and has contributed in numerous projects on marine and coastal management in the Asia Pacific region. He is currently the Executive Director of ICCTF (Indonesian Climate Change Trust Fund) an organization under BAPPENAS. Prior to ICCTF, he was the Regional Project Manager of the Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action, a United Nation Development Project for over 8 years. He is also involved in the International Working Group of Blue Carbon focusing on mitigation and adaptation measures of marine and coastal carbon.


Victor Nikijuluw

Senior Director
Conservation International-Indonesia

Dr Nikijuluw was the former Director General of Fish Processing and Marketing of the Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the Executive Secretary of the National Coordinating Committee of the CTI-CFF.  He initiated the formation of 11 Fisheries Management Areas (FMAs) that are now implemented in Indonesia, when he was the Director of Research Center of Capture Fisheries (RCCF),

He received his Ph.D in Resource Economics from the University of the Philippines in Los Banos (UPLB) in 1994 where he was awarded the Best PhD Dissertation in the School of Economics and Management.

Dr Nikijuluw has authored 11 books on fisheries management that are widely used in the fisheries schools and academies in Indonesia, including Blue Water Crime: Social Economic Dimensions of IUU Fishing, Fisheries Resource Management Regimes, and The Carrying Capacity of Raja Ampat Tourism. He also teaches at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and University of Pattimura (UNPATTI) and has supervised more than 35 master and doctoral students.  Prior to his current position, he was the Dean of Economic School, UKRIDA, Jakarta on 2013-2014.  He also has various experience working for Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMOs); Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).


Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan

Minister for Maritime Affairs
Republic of Indonesia

General (Ret.) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan is the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia. He previously held positions as Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs and Presidential Chief of Staff to President Joko Widodo.
Pandjaitan was Minister of Trade and Industry for Indonesia during President Abdurrahman Wahid’s administration and Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Singapore during the crucial era of Reformasi from 1999 to 2000.

He graduated from Indonesian Armed Forces Academy in 1970, and was awarded Adhi Makayasa, the annual award conferred to its best graduate. In 1988, he graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. with Masters in Public Administration degree. A year later, he graduated from the National Defense University in the same city.

After retiring from military, in 2004 he founded Toba Sejahtra Group, a fast-growing group with three core activities: natural resources (oil, gas and mining), electricity generation (coal, gas and geothermal) and agriculture. A four-star general, he has diverse experience in the military, diplomacy, government, business and in what he defines as most important: social development.

Pandjaitan is also chairman of the DEL Foundation, which has created schools including a technology college for underprivileged students, a bilingual high school for gifted children, a kindergarten and an elementary school. In addition, the foundation awards scholarships and funds education infrastructure development and construction. Pandjaitan is also founder of the Luhur Bakti Pertiwi Foundation, whose purpose is to nurture young Indonesian talents. His Kader Bangsa leadership program today has 250 alumni. In 2011 Pandjaitan received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Social Development category.


Ida Bagus Putera Parthama

Director General
Watershed and Protected Forests Management, Indonesia

Putera Parthama is the Director General of Watershed Management and Protected Forests. Previously he was Director General of Sustainable Management of Production Forests at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia. He served the government in a number of different capacities, including as Acting Director General of the Forestry Research and Development Agency (FOERDIA) and senior advisor on economic affairs and international trade. Additionally, he was the Indonesian focal point at the Forest Investment Program and Indonesian ASOF (Asean Senior Officer on Forestry) Leader. Parthama earned his Bachelor degree from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia and his Master and Doctorate at Michigan State University, US.


Sangkot Marzuki

Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI)

Professor Sangkot Marzuki is President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences and was Director of the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in Jakarta from 1992-2014. His scientific interest has been in the biogenesis of energy transducing membranes, and related human genetic disorders; an interest he developed during his 17 years as medical faculty member of Monash University in Australia, before moving to Indonesia in 1992 to rebuild the Eijkman Institute, where he extended this interest to encompass human genome diversity and infectious diseases. For his scientific contribution, he received a higher doctorate from Monash University (1998), and awarded doctor honoris causa from Utrecht University (2006), and doctor of science honoris causa from the University of Queensland (2010). He received Bintang (Star) Mahaputra Utama of the Republic of Indonesia and made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009.

Professor Marzuki graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Indonesia in 1968, obtained his M.Sc. from Mahidol University in Bangkok (1971), and Ph.D. from Monash University (1975).


Tuti Herawati

Policy Analyst
Forestry and Environment Research and Development Agency (FOERDA)

Dr Tuti Herawati is a policy analyst at Forestry and Environment Research and Development Agency (FOERDA), Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia. In 2014-2018, She was a seconded scientist to Forest and Governance Research Portfolio at the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

She started her professional career in 1998 at the Directorate General of Land Rehabilitation and Social Forestry, the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, focusing on rehabilitation and social forestry programs, including mangrove forest area.

Dr Herawati obtained her Doctoral Degree from Bogor Agricultural University in 2011 on community forestry policy analysis. Her research interest includes community-based forest management, social forestry policy, and multi-level governance. Through her scientific work, she aims to incorporate evidence into policy development and implementation process.


Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro

Minister for National Development Planning (Bappenas)
Republic of Indonesia

Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro is currently the Minister for National Development Planning (Bappenas), having been appointed to that role by President Joko Widodo on 27 July 2016. He was previously the Minister for Finance (from 27 October 2014 to 27 July 2016) in President Widodo’s Working Cabinet. Under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration, Bambang served as the Deputy Minister for Finance (from 3 October 2013 to 20 October 2014). Bambang is one of Indonesia’s leading economists, with a Bachelors Degree in Economic Development and Regional Economy from the University of Indonesia (1990), and a Masters Degree (1995) and PhD (1997) in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, USA. His areas of expertise include regional economics, fiscal decentralisation, public finance, development economics, urban economics and transportation. Prior to his ministerial positions, Bambang’s career included Commisioner roles with PT Pertamina (a national Oil & Gas company); PT Aneka Tambang (a State-owned mining company); PT Adira Insurance; and PT PLN (the national electricity company). He is active on a number of international boards including the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund and the ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting. He is a committed and active academic, currently a Professor of Economics at the University of Indonesia. Prior experience has included positions as guest lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning with the University of Illinois; Director General of the Islamic Research and Training Institute at the Islamic Development Bank; and Dean of the Faculty of Economics with the University of Indonesia. He was born in Jakarta on 3 October 1966.


Emily Pidgeon

Senior Director
Conservation International's Strategic Marine Initiatives

Dr Emily Pidgeon is the Senior Director of Conservation International’s Strategic Marine Initiatives and is currently focused on developing nature-based solutions for coastal and marine adaptation and climate mitigation. She leads the Blue Carbon Initiative – a global partnership focused on recognizing the carbon and other values of coastal ecosystems and increasing conservation and restoration of these coastal ecosystems. Dr Pidgeon is co-chair of the International Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group and has lead implementation of Blue Carbon conservation in priority countries globally.
Dr. Pidgeon has a broad background in marine and coastal science and engineering. Prior to joining Conservation International, she was a project scientist of coastal oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. Pidgeon holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and a BE in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Western Australia.


Sri Widiyantoro

Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB)

Sri Widiyantoro is a professor of seismology at the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia, where he has spent his academic career since 1987. He has frequently conducted research and study visits at prestigious universities overseas, including MIT and ANU, where he finished his Ph.D. program, and research institutions (e.g. Earthquake Research Institute, Tokyo University) to work with top scientists on collaborative research. His main research interest is in the field of seismology, particularly seismic tomographic imaging. His tomographic models have been published in various journals, including top journals like Science and Nature. Alongside his work on large-scale seismological problems, he has engaged actively in consultancy on oil, gas, and geothermal explorations related work in Indonesia, so that he can bring a very broad perspective to his science.

He has received recognition through many awards including the Doornbos Memorial Prize from the IUGG Committee on the Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior, the Habibie Award from the Habibie Center, the Science and Technology Award from the Indonesian Toray Science Foundation, and the Australian Alumni Award for Research and Innovation. He has been a Fellow of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences since 2011. He is currently Dean of Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, ITB, and was the President for the Indonesian Association of Geophysicists (2012-2014). Since 2015, he has been the Head of the Seismology Working Group of the National Center for Earthquake Study (PuSGeN).