Luhut B. Pandjaitan

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia

Various military training, both domestic and foreign, including in United Kingdom with SAS, in West Germany with GSG-9 and in the USA with various army special forces units at Fort Bragg and Fort Benning and the US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School; Master’s in Public Administration, George Washington University. Spent most of military career in the Kopassus (Army Special Forces); first commander of the Kopassus 81st anti-terrorist detachment; 1974, led Indonesia’s Garuda contingent serving under United Nations in Port Suez, Egypt; 1999, ended military service as Commander of the Army’s Education and Training with the rank of Lieutenant General in 1999; 2000, received the rank of Honorary General. Former: Ambassador to Singapore; Minister for Industry and Trade; Presidential Chief of Staff; Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs. 2004, co-founded Toba Sejahtera Group, which listed on the stock exchange in 2012; it has a wide array of business activities, including energy, mining, coal, oil and gas, plantation and electricity. Currently, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia.