Alumni in Southeast Asia

ANU is proud of its alumni community in Southeast Asia who are transforming societies as political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world. We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life, including several generations of Australian diplomats working in Asia and ministers in many Southeast Asian governments. 

With the opening of the Southeast Asia Liaison Office, ANU will actively engage with our alumni community and work in partnership with the Australian Government to support its Global Alumni Strategy.

Prominent alumni

Dr Mari Elka Pangestu

Dr Mari Pangestu served as Indonesia's Minister of Trade from 2004 to 2011, and as Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy from 2011 until October 2014. read more »

Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri

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. read more »

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. read more »

Datuk Dr Paul Chan

Dr Chan has an interesting career as an academic, economic advisor, and entrepreneur. He is Co-Founder, Vice Chancellor and President of HELP (Higher Education Learning Philosophy) University in Malaysia, and is also Co-Founder of HELP International Corporation. read more »

Dr Cheong Choong Kong

Dr Cheong has carved out an extraordinary career as an academic, a business leader, and a community leader. He came to Australia from Malaysia to pursue university education as a Colombo Plan Scholar, and after completing his PhD, returned to Malaysia as a lecturer. read more »

Theresa Foo-Yo Mie Yoen

From banking to the arts, the career of Theresa Foo-Yo Mie Yoen has always been of the highest standard and she has been an integral part of Singapore’s rise to become an Asian powerhouse. read more »

Kenneth Er Boon Hwee

Kenneth Er Boon Hwee graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Forestry), first class honours, from the Australian National University in 1996. He was awarded the University Medal and the Schlich Memorial Trust Prize. read more »

Mark Wong

When it comes to land, Singapore’s biggest challenge is being small. One man who is working to alleviate the impact of Singapore’s land constraints is ANU alumnus, Mark Wong. read more »

JuE Wong

Business leader, innovator, advocate for women in business and volunteer, JuE has lived by the maxim of never taking the easy option. read more »