Head, REDD+ Management Agency, Indonesia
Since December 2013, H.E. Heru Prasetyo has been the Head of the National REDD+ Agency. Previously, he has been member of the National REDD+ Task Force since 2010. His responsibilities included chairing the global REDD+ Partnership and developing the national framework on climate change mitigation in forestry, agricultural sectors and natural resources. He has also been Deputy I of Planning and International Relations of the President’s Special Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4) since 2009 and Secretary of the National Committee of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Previously, Mr. Prasetyo was the Director for International Relations of the Executing Agency for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Aceh-Nias (2005 – 2009), proving himself as an effective interlocutor with foreign donors and the 420 NGOs that worked in Aceh and Nias. Over its four-year life, the agency allocated US$6.7 billion and built over 140,000 homes, 1,759 school buildings, 363 bridges and 13 airports.
Mr Prasetyo has been active as a School Advisory Council member of the School of Business and Management (SBM), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) since 2004. From 2000-2003, he was as a member of the Governing Board and the Executive Board of the Partnership For Governance Reform (Kemitraan). In 1999, he was a founding committee member of the Indonesia Business Link, an organization of MNCs focused on strenghtening Indonesia’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Mr. Prasetyo has extensive private sector experience, having been a consultant for more than 15 years, and served as Country Managing Director for Indonesia at Accenture in 2002 (1974 – 2002).
Mr. Prasetyo graduated from Industrial Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1974 and received his Master of Business Management from Asian Institute of Management in 1978.