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Call for Papers: PYC International Energy Conference (IEC) 2019

Our main theme for this 2019 conference is “The Role of New, Renewable and Clean Energy in Achieving SDG7: Policy, Investment & Technology”. This...

Seminar Nasional: Sustaining Indonesia Energy Security and Accomplishing Net-Zero Emissions through Petroleum Engineering Technology & Education

Bandung, 27 November 2021 – Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center bekerja sama dengan Program Studi Teknik Perminyakan, Fakultas Teknik Pertambangan dan Perminyakan Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)...

The 3rd PYC Junior Chess Championship

The game of chess brings back the childhood memories of our Center’s founder, Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro. As Prof. once said that, "The memory of...

National Seminar on Energy Economics by Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta

Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, the founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center was invited to be the keynote speaker in a National Seminar on Energy Economics by...

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Prof. Ir. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, MSc, MA, PhD, IPU

Founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)

Purnomo Yusgiantoro is the Founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He received his bachelor degree (Ir.) in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; MSc in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA; MA in Economics from University of Colorado, USA; and PhD in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, USA. Since 2014, Purnomo dedicates much of his time, knowledge, and skills to teaching the subject of energy economics at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). In addition, Purnomo is the Co-founder of Universitas Pertahanan (Unhan), Indonesia, where he teaches the subject of energy security until now. He is now a senior advisor for the Executive Office of the President Republic of Indonesia.

Purnomo has vast experiences working and contributing in the energy and defence sector of Indonesia. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the field of energy economics and sustainable development. He also acted as the Chairman of Board of Commissioners for Pertamina. Purnomo has held a position as Vice Governor of National Defense Agencies (Lemhannas). Purnomo was the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia for three consecutive terms, from 2000 until 2009. After that, he held the position of Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia between 2009 and 2014. In the global sphere, Purnomo served as the Governor of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Secretary General as well as President, based in Vienna, Austria. He also carried the responsibility as the Chairman of the ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM). He continues his devotion to the energy sector development by establishing PYC in 2016.