Dr Bambang Susantono
Vice-President (Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development), Asian Development Bank
Dr. Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is responsible for ADB’s knowledge management through direct oversight of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of Communications.
Dr. Susantono supervises the development of ADB’s flagship publications and reports on Asia’s Key Development Indicators, Asia Development Outlook, and Economic Indicators. This includes macro, micro and regional economic research and financial integration to inform country partnership strategies and diagnostic studies among others. He coordinates ADB's multi-sector operations research to support its investments through technical assistance programs from multiple donor trust funds across energy, transport, urban, water, finance, education, and health sectors. Dr. Susantono provides strategic leadership on ADB’s commitment to the global sustainability and climate change agenda through mainstreaming of environment, climate change and disaster risk, governance, regional cooperation and integration, social and gender equity, rural development and food security, across ADB’s respective business lines. He is also responsible for ensuring due diligence and quality assurance of operations through the management of environment and social safeguards. He anchors ADB communication on development issues and access to information across multiple stakeholders, internal and external audiences.
Prior to this, Dr. Susantono was the Acting Minister, and Vice-Minister of Transportation of Indonesia, and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development at the Office of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. He chaired several research institutes and taught in universities. He was also Member of the Board for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies.
Dr. Susantono holds a PhD in Infrastructure Planning, and has Master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, and City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology.