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Muhammad Edhie Purnawan

Muhammad Edhie Purnawan, PhD earned the doctorate degree (PhD) in monetary and financial economics from the Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. He obtained the master degree (MA) majoring in economics from Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, and bachelor degree in economics (SE) from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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 BI representative offices.

As the university lecturer at UGM, he has been teaching courses such as, Monetary Economics, Financial Economics, Bank and Nonbank Financial Institutions (NBFI), Mathematical Economics, Statististics for Economics and Business, Econometrics, and the Central Banking courses at undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs at 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 for external policy implementation (Rector, Prof. Soedjarwadi, M. Eng., PhD) for four years, 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 the Bank of Indonesia, he serves as a streering committee (Dewan Pengarah) of Bank Indonesia Financial Accounting Policy, a 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 especially for the topics of Indonesian macroeconomic outlook, monetary policy, macroprudential policy, exchange rate policy, and CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency), digital economy/currency, etc related to central banking. One example of his central bank conference presentation is the central bank finance: central bank financial instruments, challenges, prospects, and accountability—session with the head of IMF Resident Indonesia Representative Office.

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

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

In international forum, as a scholar, he has been enthusiastically giving the presentation on the issues in banking, risk management, monetary and macroprudential policy, financial stability, network analytics, and central bank digital currency, and he is has been serving 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., and served as an expert team for Deputy IV of the economy for giving advise on the issues in banking, financial markets, and the macroeconomy, particularly in banking and macroeconomic outlook, as well as for networking of BIN to the financial players and authorities.