Luhut Binsar Panjaitan
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs
Republic of Indonesia
General (Ret.) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (born September 28, 1947) is an Indonesian politician and former military officer. He is the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia. He previously held positions as Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs and Presidential Chief of Staff to President Joko Widodo. During his military career, he held Various battlefield and important positions, from Commander of Group 3 Kopassus, Commander of Infantry Weaponry (Pussenif), to the Commander of Army Education and Training (Kodiklat). In military circles, Luhut is known as the founder and first commander of Detachment 81 (now Sat-81 / Gultor) of the red beret Kopassus. After retiring from military, in 2004 he founded Toba Sejahtra Group, a fast-growing group with three core activities: natural resources (oil, gas and mining), electricity generation (coal, gas and geothermal) and agriculture. A four-star general, he has diverse experience in the military, diplomacy, government, business and in what he defines as most important: social development. Pandjaitan is also chairman of the DEL Foundation, which has created schools including a technology college for underprivileged students, a bilingual high school for gifted children, a kindergarten and an elementary school. In addition, the foundation awards scholarships and funds education infrastructure development and construction. Pandjaitan is also founder of the Luhur Bakti Pertiwi Foundation, whose purpose is to nurture young Indonesian talents. His Kader Bangsa leadership program today has 250 alumni. In 2011 Pandjaitan received Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Social Development category.
10 May 2017 11.00 – 11.30