MFWW 2020 Speaker

Mr. Ari Batubara

Ministry of Social Affairs, Republic of Indonesia

Juliari Batubara, as well known as Ari Batubara, is the Minister of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia from 2019 until now. He was a Member of Parliament of the Republic of Indonesia in the 2014-2019 period and Deputy Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary in the 2016-2019 period. Juliari also held a position as a Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Access to Information on Business Opportunities -UMKM (Micro, Small, Medium & Cooperative Enterprises) KADIN Indonesia from 2009 to 2010 and he was a Deputy Treasurer of the PDI Perjuangan DPP from 2010 until now. Juliari had previously studied at Riverside City College, Riverside, California, USA (1991-1995), Chapman University, Orange, California, USA (1995-1997), and the Postgraduate Management Science Study Program, University of Indonesia & Harvard University Business School, Long Distance Lectures “Microeconomics of Competitiveness”. Ari is successfully supervised the distribution of social safety nets program during the pandemic.