Muhamad Chatib Basri, is Indonesia’s former Minister of Finance (May 2013 - October 2014). Previously he was the Chairman of Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia 2012-2013.
He served as a Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President of the Republic of Indonesia (2010-2012). Dr Basri teaches at the Department of Economics, University Indonesia. He co-founded CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm in 2010.
He is an independent member of the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-comprising nine prominent experts in Asia Pacific. He was a member of the High Level Trade Experts Group co-chaired by Jagdish Bhagwati and Peter Sutherland. He has also acted as a consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the USAID, AUSAID, OECD and UNCTAD.