The Banyan Tree Leadership Forum with Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Indonesian Presidential Adviser
The Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies is pleased to host a Banyan Tree Leadership Forum featuring Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, senior adviser to Indonesian president Joko Widodo. He will discuss President Joko's economic and foreign policies, and their implications for the United States.
Mr. Panjaitan was appointed senior adviser to the president in October. He previously served as Indonesia's ambassador to Singapore and as minister of industry and trade. He is the founder of PT Toba Sejahtra Group, an energy and mining firm, and served in Indonesia's army from 1970 to 2000, reaching the rank of general. Mr. Panjaitan has a master's degree in public administration from George Washington University.