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. Prior to his ministerial positions, Bambang’s career included Commisioner roles with prominent state enterprises. He also held the positions as Vice Finance Minister and as Head of the Fiscal Policy Analysis Body of the Ministry of Finance.
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, and Decan of the Faculty of Economics with the University of Indonesia.
He was born in Jakarta on 3 October 1966.