Dr. Farid Harianto, age 61, is currently serving as a Special Staff to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, and is an advisor to the Governor of Bank Indonesia. He is a member of the Asian Executive Advisory Board of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of The President’s Advancement Advisory Council of the National University of Singapore. He sits as a member of various corporate boards including PT Pos Indonesia, PT BATA Indonesia, PT Unggul Indah Cahaya Tbk and PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk, and serves as a member of the risk oversight committee of Bank International Indonesia Tbk, and as a contributing editor to Globe Asia magazine.
Over the past thirty years, Dr. Harianto’s professional career has encompassed the academics, the public as well as private sectors. He served as an advisor for many leading companies in Indonesia, and for various international organizations including FIAS/the World Bank, ADB, CIDA, and IDRC. He was the CEO of the Credit Rating Company Indonesia (1995-1998) and was then appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA; 1998-2000). During his tenure at IBRA, he spearheaded the consolidation (closing, merging and recapitalization) of the banking sector and the negotiation and settlement with banks’ controlling shareholders resulting in billions of dollars of assets being transferred to IBRA.
He earned his Masters and PhD (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania-the Wharton School in applied economics and managerial science.