Marty Natalegawa announced as newest Director of GCP

Publication Date: September 2019

The Centre is pleased to welcome Marty Natalegawa to its Board of Directors. Marty Natalegawa served as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia between 2009 and 2014. He also served as Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN in New York (2007-2009) and as Ambassador to the Court of St. James’, as well as to Ireland (2005-7). He currently serves as a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation. He also served as served as a member of the United Nations Secretary-General High Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises, as well as United Nations President of the General Assembly’s 72nd Session Team of External Advisors.

On his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Marty Natalegawa said, “In a world trending towards closed and exclusionary societies, there is a critical need to support and strengthen work that fosters peace, justice and inclusion. I am pleased to join this esteemed Board of Directors and support the Centre in its vital work to tackle some of humanity’s most urgent challenges”.

Marty Natalegawa also serves as Asia Society Policy Institute Distinguished Fellow; as a member of the International Academic Advisory Committee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, the Southeast Asia Advisory Board of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies; International Crisis Group Board of Trustees; Global Advisory Committee of the Jeju Forum; UWA Public Policy Institute Advisory Board and is a Prominent Research Scholar of the Bank of Indonesia Institute of the Central Bank. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) from the Australian National University, a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) from the Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge; and a BSc (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He is the author of a book titled “Does ASEAN Matter? A view from Within” (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies/ISEAS Publishing - 2018). He has been cited as one of the most respected foreign policy and international security thinkers of his generation, both within Indonesia, in South-east Asia, and in the broader Asia-Pacific region.