H.S.Dillon Profile

HS Dillon was appointed as Special Envoy to the President of Indonesia for Poverty Alleviation  in  April  2011. He served  as a  member  of  the National  Economic  Committee  (KEN) 2010-2012.  He  is  currently  a member of the ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology) Board of Trustees and  has  been  a  member  of  the Washington-based International  Policy Council  on  Agriculture  Food  and  Trade  since  2005.  He  served  as  the Executive  Director  of  the  Partnership  for  Governance  Reform  in Indonesia during 2003-2006. He had served as the Head of the Coordinating Agency  for  Poverty  Reduction  in  2001  and  as  Executive  Director  of Center  for  Agriculture  Policy  Studies  from  1997  until  2003.  He was a member  of  the National  Commission of  Human  Rights from 1998  to 2002. He was a member of the President’s Council of Economy (Dewan Ekonomi National)  1999 – 2000. He also  served  on  the  Joint  team  on Corruption  Eradication  (Tim  Gabungan  Pemberantasan  Tindak  Pidana Korupsi)  2000  –  2001  and  as  a  President  Commissioner of PTP Nusantara X (Persero) 2008-12; he has also been serving as Co-Chair of the  Advisory  Board  the  Nature  Conservancy  Indonesia  Program  in February  2009.  He was a  Senior  Governance  Advisor to  PT  Freeport Indonesia 2006-2011. He earned  his  PhD  in  Agricultural  Economics at Cornell University, New York in 1983.

Education

PhD. Agricultural Economics (Cornell University, 1983)

Major :  International Trade and Development

Minor :

  1. Resource Economics
  2. Developmental Sociology

EMPLOYMENT

  • April 2011 – Present    :    Special  Envoy  for  Poverty  Alleviation,  reporting  to  the President of Indonesia
  • 2010 – 2012              :     Member,  National  Economic  Committee  (KEN), reporting to the President of Indonesia
  • 2006 – 2011              :     Senior Governance Advisor, PT Freeport Indonesia
  • 2006 – Present          :    Senior  Governance  Advisor,  Centre  for  Agricultural Policy Studies
  • June „04 – Oct 06      :     Chairman of MWA (Board of Trustees) ITB, Technology Institute of Bandung
  • Jan‟03 – Feb „06       :     Executive  Director,  Partnership  for  Governance  Reform in Indonesia
  • March – Oct. 2001      :     Chairman,  National  Coordinating  Agency  for  Poverty Reduction, reporting to the Vice-President
  • 2000 – 2001              :     Member,  Joint  Investigation  Team  (Anti  Corruption), reporting to the Attorney General.
  • 2001                        :     Honorary  Participant,  National Defense  Council  Course X
  • 1999 – 2000              :     Member,  Council  for  the  National  Economy  (DEN), reporting to the President.
  • 1999 – 2002              :     Commissioner, National Commission on Human Rights.
  • 1997 – 2003              :     Executive  Director,  Centre  for  Agricultural  Policy Studies.
  • 1990 –  1996             :     Assistant  to  the  Minister  of  Agriculture  for  Commodity Trade and Development.
  • 1985 – 1990              :     Director,  Commodity  Analysis  Division.  Ministry  of Agriculture.
  • 1983 – 1985              :     Expert Staff, Special Team for Assisted Projects,  Directorate General of Estates.
  • 1976 – 1983              :      Staff, Bureau of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture.
  • 1974 – 1976              :     Secretary,  Rural  Dynamics  Study,  Agro –  Economic Survey, Ministry of Agriculture.

other positions held

  • Jan ‟05 – Present  :   Member,  International  Policy  Council  on  Agriculture Food and Trade
  • 2003 – 2006        :   Senior Advisor of Centre for Agricultural Policy Studies
  • 2001 – Present      :   Member,  Board  of  Trustees,  Technology  Institute  of Bandung.
  • 1999 – 2005         :   Member, Indonesian Statistics Forum.
  • 1997 – Present      :   Member, Board of Advisors, the Nature Conservancy.
  • 1996 – 1999         :   Vice-President, Asian Society of Agricultural Economists, Seoul.
  • 1994                   :    Senior Advisor to the Director-General of FAO – Rome
  • 1993 – 1996         :  Vice-Chairman, National Committee Indonesian Society of Agricultural Economists, Jakarta.
  • 1993 – 1996         :    Executive  Committee  Member,  Asian  Society  of Agricultural Economists, Seoul.
  • 1991 –  1992        :    Member,  Consultative  Committee,  Common  Fund  for Commodities, Amsterdam.
  • 1991 –  1996        :    Secretary,  Board  of  Supervisors,  PTP  Commodities Limited  New  York  and  Indoham  (Hamburg  – Indonesische Import – Gesell Schoft M.B.H).
  • 1990 –  1996        :   Coordinator,  Task  Force  on  Agricultural  Policy, Indonesian  National   Committee  for  Pacific  Economic Cooperation (INCPEC)
  • 1988 –  1993        :   Member,  Indonesian  Delegation  to  the  Uruguay  Round Negotiations.
  • 1988 –  1993        :    Head  of  Secretariat,  Permanent  Agricultural  Industrial Working  Commission,  cooperation  between  MOA  & MOIT  to  development  Agribusiness  &  Agro  industry. (MOA & MOIT)
  • 1988 – 2003         :    Country  Representative,  International  Association  of Agricultural Economists.

PAPERS

  •   2009, “Good Governance in Indonesia”, paper presented at the Third International Senior Diplomatic Training Course Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Indonesia, Jakarta, April 8
  • 2005, “ICT and Governance”, paper presented at the International Symposium on  Good  Governance  through  the  Use  of  ICT.  North  Sumatera,  Indonesia, November 30.
  • 2005, “The Spirit of Bandung: Grandiose Nostalgia of Golden Opportunity?”, paper  presented  at  the Asia  Africa  Forum  2005,  The  Spirit  of  Bandung  2005: Towards a Common Future. Jakarta, Indonesia, April 13.
  •  2002, “Food Security Facing Multilateral and Regional Agreements: the Case of Indonesia”, paper presented  at the  General  Lecture  on  Globalization,  Poverty,  and Debt Issues.  WSSD Prepcom IV Nusa Dua Bali, June 2.
  • 2002,  Joint  Paper  with  SR.  Tabor,  Presented  at  an International  Symposium: Sustaining  Food  Security  and  Managing  Natural  Resources  in  Southeast  Asia – Challenges for the 21stCentury-, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 8 – 11.
  • 2001, “Growth and Structural Change: Relative Decline of the Agricultural Sector and It‟s Impact on the Environment”, paper presented at the ADB Institute 4thAnniversary Conference:, Tokyo, December 7.
  • 2000, “The Asian Reality and the Global Crusade for Human Rights” a jointpaper  with  Vanessa  Johanson  and  Anton  Pradjasto  of  the  Indonesian  National Commission  of  Human  Rights  for  the  Forth  Asian  Group  Conference  on Dialogue on Human Rights among Civilization. Vatican, December 12.
  • 2000, “The Crisis and Agriculture Policy Response”, paper presented at the Forum on Indonesia – the First 100 days of President Abdurrahman Wahid: an Economic Agenda. Singapore, January 17 – 18.
  • 1999, “Agroindustry  on  the  Road  to  Economic  Recovery  in  Indonesia:  National Strategies  with  Dynamic  Internal  Markets  and  Changing  Regional  Trade Context”, paper presented at the 1999 AAEA International and Industry Preconference:, Nashville, August 6-7.
  •  1999,  “Building  Trust  in  the  Agro-Food  System:  Trade,  Technology  and Competitiveness” paper presented at the  Trade  and  Food  Security:  the  Case  of Indonesia, IAMA Conference, Florence, June 14-15.
  • 1999, “Indonesia Food Outlook”, paper presented at the PECC Pacific Food Outlook 1999, Expert Forecaster‟s Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, April 8-9.
  • 1999, “Food, Agriculture and the Domestic Policy-Making Environment” paper presented  at the  Georgetown Southeast Asia Forum”, Indonesia at the Crossroads, Georgetown University, Washington DC, April 7.
  • 1998, “Food Security and Regional Trade”, paper presented at the Asian Regional Training “Regional Cooperation and World Trade for Sustainable International Trade and Environment in Asia”, Mahidol University, Thailand, December 4-8. March2009
  •  1998, “Food Security on the Road to Economic Recovery” , Joint paper with S.R. Tabor and M. Husein Sawit, presented at the Indonesian Society of Agricultural Economics  (PERHEPI)  and    Centre  for  Agricultural  Policy  Studies  (CAPS),  Jakarta, June 26.

articles (a selection)

  • 2012, Column, “1928-2012 : National pledge betrayed?”, Tempo English Magazine, November 6
  • 2012, Issues & Ideas, “Poverty Fighter”, Forbes Indonesia, October
  •  2012, Article, “Post-2015 : A new world the people need the most”, The Jakarta Post, September 11
  •  2012, Article, “Your letters : Cultural identity in a pluralistic society”, The Jakarta Post, August 29
  • 2012, Article, “Insight : Is this independence?”, The Jakarta Post, August 16
  •  2011, Article, “Enough is enough”, The Jakarta Post, September 6
  • 2010, Article, “Will the poor always be with us?”, The Jakarta Post, August 10
  • 2009, Article, “A Tough test for President Yudhoyono’s Soft Power”, The Jakarta Post, April 2
  • 2009, Article, “President SBY – history speaks for itself”, The Jakarta Post, June 23
  • 2009, Article, “The Presidents’ comments a lesson in realty”, The Jakarta Post, August 3
  • 2009, Article, “Indonesia’s Long Journey to Political Independence”, The Jakarta Post, August 24
  •  2008, Article, “CTF report : Maintaining friendship at the cost of justice”, July 24
  • 2008, Article, “Food, Fuel, & Forests”, Tempo English, July 01.
  • 2008, Article, “Prices Soar but When Will Farmers Roar”, The Jakarta Post, January 03.
  • 2007, Article, “Governance Reform yet to Stretch Far Enough, The Jakarta  Post, December 13.
  •  2007, Article, “Initiating People-Driven Development for Papua”, The Jakarta Post, July 24.
  • 2007, Article, “No Hope for The Poor in Cabinet Reshuffle”, The Jakarta Post, May 09.
  • 2007, Article, “Yudhoyono must Deliver on His Promises”, The Jakarta Post, March 06.
  • 2006, Article, “Agriculture: The Tails That Wags The Dog”, The Jakarta Post, December 30.
  • 2006, Article, “Indonesia Kian Bersaing, Rakyat tetap miskin”, Kompas, October 17
  • 2006, Article, “How Poverty Relates to Peace”, The Jakarta Post, October 10.
  • 2006, Article, “Development and Governance: Where is Indonesia Heading”, The Jakarta Post, April 11.
  • 2005, Article, “Cleaning up the Executive‟s Act to Spur Growth”, The Jakarta Post, December 31.
  • 2005, Article, “Lessons Susilo Can Learn from Koizumi‟s Victory”, The Jakarta Post, September 20
  •  2005, Article, “RI‟s Recovery without Governance Reform?” The Jakarta Post, January 19.
  • 2002, Article, “Will Anyone Listen to the Poor” Tempo English, May 28.
  • 2002, Article, “Kekeliruan di Balik Masalah Pangan”, Tempo, May 19.
  • 2001, Article, “Dengan  Pemikiran  yang  Usang,  Strategi Menanggulangi  Kemiskinan  Bisa Keliru”, Kompas, December 12.
  • 2001, Article, “ Janji Palsu Partai Politik”, Tempo Magazine, February 11
  • 2000, Article, “Lingkaran Setan Pemiskinan Petani” Tempo Magazine, December 10 .
  • 2000, Article, “Gerakan Petani: Reformasi atau Revolusi ?” Tempo  Magazine,  October 29.
  •  2000, Article, “Tiada Rekonsiliasi tanpa Keadilan” Tempo Magazine, July 9.
  • 2000, Article, “Menteri PBUMN hanya Ada di Negara Sosialis”, Warta Ekonomi Magazine, May 8.
  • 2000, Article, “Saatnya Gus Dur Mempunyai Tim Ekuin Sendiri”, Warta Ekonomi Magazine, April 10.
  • 2000, Article, “Beras dan „Ancient Regime” Tempo Magazine, April 2.
  • 2000, Article, “People-driven approach to strategy” The Jakarta Post, April 10.
  •  2000, Article, “Membangun  Strategi  Besar  Ekonomi  Melalui Pendekatan  People  Driven”  Kompas News paper, March 22.
  • 2000, Article, “Tak Ada Tempat bagi Menteri BUMN”, Warta Ekonomi Magazine, February 14
  • 1999, Article, “HAM Menyongsong Indonesia Masa Depan”  Kompas, December 29.
  • 1999, Article, “Selama  32  Tahun  tidak  ada  Transformasi  Ekonomi  yang  Sebenarnya”  Kompas, November 2 .
  • 1999, Article, “Selama Puluhan Tahun Petani Terpinggirkan”  Kompas, November 1.
  • 1999, Article, “Petani Rasional dan Pejabat Irasional”, DR Magazine, March 8-13
  •  1999, Article, “Tak Ada „Sense of Humanity‟  dalam Kebijakan Pangan” Kompas, March 8 .
  • 1999, Article, “Nilai Tukar Petani akan Terus Merosot” Media Indonesia, February 17.
  • 1999, Article, “Ekonomi Kerakyatan dan RAPBN”, Kompas, February 5.
  • 1998, Article, “Sebelum La Nina, Pupuk Langka”, Tempo Magazine, December 14
  • 1998, Article, “Politik Pangan Pasca-Fragmentasi” Tempo Magazine, November 2.
  • 1998, Article, “Pemerintah Seolah Biarkan Rakyat Lapar” Media Indonesia News Paper, September 7.
  • 1998, Article, “Government should give incentives to farmers” The Jakarta Post, September 7.
  • 1998, Article, “Reform needed to boost food and agricultural production” The Jakarta Post, May 29.

 PUBLICATIONS

  • 2000, Author of a book “Pertanian Membangun Bangsa” (Agriculture to Build a Nation), Sinar Pustaka on 1 March, Jakarta.
  • 2000, “Undang-undang Kewarganegaraan  dalam  Perspektif  Keadilan  Sosial-Ekonomi”, jointpublications with Komnas HAM, GANDI, FKKB and the Asian Foundation on “Diskriminasi Warga Negara dan Hak Asasi Manusia”, Golden Scan, July

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