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Muhammad Edhie Purnawan

Muhammad Edhie Purnawan, PhD earned Bachelor degree in Economics (SE) at UGM (Universitas Gadjah Mada), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Master of Arts (MA) majoring in Economics at Monash University, Victoria, Australia, and Doctorate degree (PhD) in Monetary and Financial Economics at the Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

He is now serving as executive member at the BSBI (Badan Supervisi Bank Indonesia/Bank Indonesia Supervisory Board), doing supervision to the Bank Indonesia in Jakarta (head quarter office), supervision to the local BI branches (KPw DN/Kantor Perwakilan BI Dalam Negeri), and supervision to the BI branches overseas (KPw LN/Kantor Perwakilan BI Luar Negeri in London, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, and Beijing). The areas of supervision of BSBI are as follows: (1) finance, (2) operation, (3) investment, (4) governance, and (5) special cases of Bank Indonesia. The supervision is to the conduct of those five aspects, which are managed directly by the Board of Governors of Bank Indonesia, and also managed by all of the departments at BI headquarters and representative offices.

As the university lecturer at UGM, he is teaching courses such as, Monetary Economics, Financial Economics, Bank and Nonbank Financial Institutions (NBFI), Mathematical Economics, Econometrics, and the Central Banking courses at postgraduate and undergraduate programs of the Faculty of Economics and Business UGM.

Also at UGM, he previously served as the Vice Dean for Research, Community Services, Alumni, and Collaboration, also he served as the Head of Undergraduate Program in Economics at the Department of Economics, and the Head of Macroeconomic Dashboard Research Program, as well as he previously served as Special Staff to the Rector of UGM (Rektor, Prof. Soedjarwadi, M. Eng., PhD) for four year, especially for creating innovative new networks and collaborations with overseas universities and institutions, with private businesses, with government institutions, with prominent persons, as well as with community surroundings.

At Bank of Indonesia, he is one of the faculty members at BINS (Bank Indonesia Institute), and a member of FRSK (Forum Riset Stabilitas Keuangan/Research Forum on Financial Stability). He has been invited frequently as a speaker at (international) conference, conducted by Bank Indonesia and others, especially for the topics of Indonesian macroeconomic outlook, monetary policy, macroprudential policy, exchange rate policy, and digital currency. As a speaker, the presentation was in the topics such as Central bank finance: Central bank financial instruments, challenges, prospects, and accountability—session with the IMF head of representative Indonesia and Bank Indonesia.

In financial practices, he has a position as Independent Commissioner at Tokyo Century Corporation (TCC)—a representative branch of multinational company which head quarter is in Japan. As an independent commissioner he is also the head of Audit Committee at TCC. Amongst important scopes of surveillance are on finance, human resources, and approval of new director.

In the area of professional economist organisation and activities, he was active as a secretary to “Monfinbank” (Monetary, Financial Institutions, and Banking) Focus Group, under PP ISEI (Indonesian Economist Association—head quarter), conducting forum discussions and seminars with bankers, financial institutions directors, as well as with financial regulators; and for new position at PP ISEI administration under the Chief of PP ISEI (the Governor of Central Bank of Indonesia), he is invited as the Head of International Collaboration Affairs, making projection of bilateral and multilateral collaboration with international agencies/institutions such as IMF, OECD, WB, ADB, IDB, ASEAN, etc.

Additionally, as a scholar in international arena, he has been enthusiastic in international conferences with the issues in banking, risk management, monetary and macroprudential policy, financial stability, and network analytics, while he is serving annually as a visiting professor at the University of Osnabrück (Germany), and at Pforzheim University (Germany).

For the last three years he has been invited by Chief General of BIN (Badan Intelijen Negara/State Intelligence Agency) of the Republic of Indonesia General Pol. (Purn.) Prof. Drs. Budi Gunawan, S.H., M.Si., Ph.D., as an expert team for Deputy IV of the Economy—for advising him on the issues in banking, financial markets, and the macroeconomy—especially banking and macroeconomic outlook, as well as for networking of BIN to the financial players and regulators.