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HS Dillon Profile

DrHarbrinderjitSinghDillon

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 :

Resource Economics
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

  1. 2009, “Good Governance in Indonesia”, paper presented at the Third International Senior Diplomatic Training Course Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Indonesia, Jakarta, April 8
  2. 2005, “ICT and Governance”, paper presented at the International Symposium on Good Governance through the Use of ICT. North Sumatera, Indonesia, November 30.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 1999, “Indonesia Food Outlook”, paper presented at the PECC Pacific Food Outlook 1999, Expert Forecaster‟s Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, April 8-9.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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)

  1. 2012, Column, “1928-2012 : National pledge betrayed?”, Tempo English Magazine, November 6
  2. 2012, Issues & Ideas, “Poverty Fighter”, Forbes Indonesia, October
  3. 2012, Article, “Post-2015 : A new world the people need the most”, The Jakarta Post, September 11
  4. 2012, Article, “Your letters : Cultural identity in a pluralistic society”, The Jakarta Post, August 29
  5. 2012, Article, “Insight : Is this independence?”, The Jakarta Post, August 16
  6. 2011, Article, “Enough is enough”, The Jakarta Post, September 6
  7. 2010, Article, “Will the poor always be with us?”, The Jakarta Post, August 10
  8. 2009, Article, “A Tough test for President Yudhoyono’s Soft Power”, The Jakarta Post, April 2
  9. 2009, Article, “President SBY – history speaks for itself”, The Jakarta Post, June 23
  10. 2009, Article, “The Presidents’ comments a lesson in realty”, The Jakarta Post, August 3
  11. 2009, Article, “Indonesia’s Long Journey to Political Independence”, The Jakarta Post, August 24
  12. 2008, Article, “CTF report : Maintaining friendship at the cost of justice”, July 24
  13. 2008, Article, “Food, Fuel, & Forests”, Tempo English, July 01.
  14. 2008, Article, “Prices Soar but When Will Farmers Roar”, The Jakarta Post, January 03.
  15. 2007, Article, “Governance Reform yet to Stretch Far Enough, The Jakarta Post, December 13.
  16. 2007, Article, “Initiating People-Driven Development for Papua”, The Jakarta Post, July 24.
  17. 2007, Article, “No Hope for The Poor in Cabinet Reshuffle”, The Jakarta Post, May 09.
  18. 2007, Article, “Yudhoyono must Deliver on His Promises”, The Jakarta Post, March 06.
  19. 2006, Article, “Agriculture: The Tails That Wags The Dog”, The Jakarta Post, December 30.
  20. 2006, Article, “Indonesia Kian Bersaing, Rakyat tetap miskin”, Kompas, October 17
  21. 2006, Article, “How Poverty Relates to Peace”, The Jakarta Post, October 10.
  22. 2006, Article, “Development and Governance: Where is Indonesia Heading”, The Jakarta Post, April 11.
  23. 2005, Article, “Cleaning up the Executive‟s Act to Spur Growth”, The Jakarta Post, December 31.
  24. 2005, Article, “Lessons Susilo Can Learn from Koizumi‟s Victory”, The Jakarta Post, September 20
  25. 2005, Article, “RI‟s Recovery without Governance Reform?” The Jakarta Post, January 19.
  26. 2002, Article, “Will Anyone Listen to the Poor” Tempo English, May 28.
  27. 2002, Article, “Kekeliruan di Balik Masalah Pangan”, Tempo, May 19.
  28. 2001, Article, “Dengan Pemikiran yang Usang, Strategi Menanggulangi Kemiskinan Bisa Keliru”, Kompas, December 12.
  29. 2001, Article, “ Janji Palsu Partai Politik”, Tempo Magazine, February 11
  30. 2000, Article, “Lingkaran Setan Pemiskinan Petani” Tempo Magazine, December 10 .
  31. 2000, Article, “Gerakan Petani: Reformasi atau Revolusi ?” Tempo Magazine, October 29.
  32. 2000, Article, “Tiada Rekonsiliasi tanpa Keadilan” Tempo Magazine, July 9.
  33. 2000, Article, “Menteri PBUMN hanya Ada di Negara Sosialis”, Warta Ekonomi Magazine, May 8.
  34. 2000, Article, “Saatnya Gus Dur Mempunyai Tim Ekuin Sendiri”, Warta Ekonomi Magazine, April 10.
  35. 2000, Article, “Beras dan „Ancient Regime” Tempo Magazine, April 2.
  36. 2000, Article, “People-driven approach to strategy” The Jakarta Post, April 10.
  37. 2000, Article, “Membangun Strategi Besar Ekonomi Melalui Pendekatan People Driven” Kompas News paper, March 22.
  38. 2000, Article, “Tak Ada Tempat bagi Menteri BUMN”, Warta Ekonomi Magazine, February 14
  39. 1999, Article, “HAM Menyongsong Indonesia Masa Depan” Kompas, December 29.
  40. 1999, Article, “Selama 32 Tahun tidak ada Transformasi Ekonomi yang Sebenarnya” Kompas, November 2 .
  41. 1999, Article, “Selama Puluhan Tahun Petani Terpinggirkan” Kompas, November 1.
  42. 1999, Article, “Petani Rasional dan Pejabat Irasional”, DR Magazine, March 8-13
  43. 1999, Article, “Tak Ada „Sense of Humanity‟ dalam Kebijakan Pangan” Kompas, March 8 .
  44. 1999, Article, “Nilai Tukar Petani akan Terus Merosot” Media Indonesia, February 17.
  45. 1999, Article, “Ekonomi Kerakyatan dan RAPBN”, Kompas, February 5.
  46. 1998, Article, “Sebelum La Nina, Pupuk Langka”, Tempo Magazine, December 14
  47. 1998, Article, “Politik Pangan Pasca-Fragmentasi” Tempo Magazine, November 2.
  48. 1998, Article, “Pemerintah Seolah Biarkan Rakyat Lapar” Media Indonesia News Paper, September 7.
  49. 1998, Article, “Government should give incentives to farmers” The Jakarta Post, September 7.
  50. 1998, Article, “Reform needed to boost food and agricultural production” The Jakarta Post, May 29

PUBLICATIONS

  1. 2000, Author of a book “Pertanian Membangun Bangsa” (Agriculture to Build a Nation), Sinar Pustaka on 1 March, Jakarta.
  2. 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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