Mr. Gita Irawan Wirjawan is Chairman of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM). The
Harvard-educated investment banker has held key appointments in Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, and was senior advisor to JPMorgan for Southeast Asia. Before his appointment as BKPM's Chairman, he was most recently Founder and Chairman of Ancora Capital, a Jakarta-based private equity fund, a Commissioner of state owned oil giant, Pertamina, and an Independent Board Director of Telekom Malaysia International.
Mr. Wirjawan has been involved in advising the government and private sector in many Asian
countries with respect to corporate restructuring, M&A and strategic sales. He has concluded
several high profile transactions. Outside the world of business, his passion lies in philanthropy,
education, golf and music.
As a philanthropist, he has endowed scholarships for Indonesians to attend the best universities in the world, including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Nanyang Technological University, and Science Po. He is also in the process of establishing 1,000 preschools throughout Indonesia. An avid golfer, he has set up a prominent academy to groom future Indonesian golfers. And through Omega Pacific Production, he has produced a range of albums that has been critically acclaimed. Mr. Wirjawan is a member of the dean's leadership council for both the Harvard Kennedy School and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at NTU.