Naresuan University is pleased to announce the awarding of an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration to His Excellency Gita Irawan Wirjawan, Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia in recognition of his role in developing the economy and supporting the future of the youth in Indonesia.
H.E. Mr. Gita Irawan Wirjawan was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1965. His tertiary level education was in the USA: a bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Texas, a master degree in Business Administration from Baylor University, and a master degree in Public Administration from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University. Returning to Indonesia, H.E. Gita Irawan Wirjawan worked as an
investment banker with Goldman Sachs and then as vice chairman and head of the Investment Bank JP Morgan, Indonesia from 2006-2008. He founded and was chairman of Ancora Capital, a Jakarta based equity fund. He also served as chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM). With his vast experience in international transactions and investments, he was appointed Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia in 2011.
H.E Gita Irawan Wirjawan is using his international experience to promote international investment in the Indonesian economy while at the same time ensuring that such investments are transparent and lead to the sustainable development of Indonesia. In addition to his high profile in the financial world, H.E. Gita Irawan Wirjawan is a well renowned philanthropist. He founded the Ancora Foundation through which he gives scholarships to talented students. The foundation has enabled students to study at Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and the Nanyang Technological University as well as universities in Indonesia. "I realize that education is important to enable the nation to progress, so I want to make its people smart," he said. In addition, with his love of golf and music, he has set up the Ancora Golf Institute which supports young golf players to be trained for international tournaments and Omega Pacific Production to help young talented musicians produce and distribute albums.
In recognition of H.E. Gita Irawan Wirjawan's dedication to developing the economic and human resource potential of the Republic of Indonesia and acknowledging Naresuan University's commitment to educational exchanges with Indonesia, Naresuan University is honored to award H.E. Mr. Gita Irawan Wirjawan an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration.