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Mari Pangestu, Managing Director for Development Policy & Partnerships

The World Bank

Dr. Mari Pangestu is the World Bank Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships. In this role, she provides leadership and oversees the institution’s research and data group (DEC), Global Practice Groups, and External and Corporate Relations (ECR) function.

Dr. Pangestu joins the Bank with exceptional policy and management expertise, having served as Indonesia’s Minister of Trade (2004-2011) and as Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (2011-2014).

She is highly regarded as an international expert on a range of global issues and has had vast experience of over 30 years in academia, second track processes, international organizations and government working in areas related to international trade, investment and development in multilateral, regional and national settings.

Most recently, she was a Senior Fellow at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of International Economics at the University of Indonesia, and Board Member of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta.