Dr Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa (Dr Natalegawa) served as the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia from 2009-2014. Prior to his appointment as Foreign Minister, he served as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York from 2007–2009.
Dr Natalegawa also served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom and Ireland from 2005-2007, and in the years 2002–2005, he consecutively served as the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and as the Director General for ASEAN Cooperation in the Department of Foreign Affairs.
His term as Director General for ASEAN Cooperation coincided with Indonesia’s chairmanship of ASEAN, a period marked by intensive effort to promote the idea of an ASEAN Community which was formally endorsed by the member countries through the 2003 Bali Concord II.
He served at the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN between 1994 and 1999, including during Indonesia’s membership of the Security Council in 1996-1997.
In addition to his Doctor of Philosophy from The Australian National University, Dr Natalegawa completed a Master of Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.