Akhmad Hanan

Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center

Akhmad Hanan is a researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He graduated from Diponegoro University with a bachelor’s degree in oceanography (UNDIP). In addition, he has a master’s degree in energy security from Indonesia Defense University (IDU), which he attended on a ministry of defense scholarship. He has been involved in various energy and defense research projects such as The Impact of Maritime Infrastructure on National Security: A Case Study in the Natuna Sea Region, Solar Home System (SHS) Pilot Project at Marine Command Headquarters 3 Sorong West Papua, and the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Low-Carbon Development. He has written numerous articles, opinions, and research papers on energy and defense issues, including Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of Electric Vehicles in Indonesia, South China Sea geopolitics, and Indonesia National Security Issue. He enjoys football, fishing, and trading in his spare time.

Research interests: energy security; ocean thermal energy; maritime studies; defense and security studies



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.