Who's Who

Bachtiar Chamsyah
Minister of Social Affairs - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born in Sigli, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, on Dec. 31, 1945, Bachtiar graduated from Medan State University in 1997. He was the minister of social affairs in the last administration and was United Development Party (PPP) deputy secretarygeneral between 1993 and 2003.

Bambang Sudibyo
Minister of National Education - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born in Temanggung regency, Central Java, on Oct. 8, 1952, Bambang earned a Ph.D in business administration from the University of Kentucky in 1985. He has been working as a lecturer at Gadjah Mada University’s School of Economics (1987-present). Bambang, a professor, was a finance minister during Abdurrahman Wahid’s administration. A confidant of National Mandate Party (PAN) Amien Rais, Bambang is a former chairman of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) and PAN treasurer.