Felicia Grace Ratnasari Utomo

Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center

Felicia is a Researcher at the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Economics from Atma Jaya Catholic University Jakarta. Since her childhood, she loves to observe everything around her and in PYC she finally found her strong interest and passion in research. At PYC she has been involved in several research projects on energy economics, energy policy and environmental-energy-related topics, such as carbon tax, regulatory impact assessment on electricity regulation, peer-to-peer energy trading using blockchain technology, analysis on kaya identity and an ongoing research about energy subsidy reform. She has also contributed to writing articles, research papers and reports, and opinions related to energy issues, as well as supporting material and assistance for lectures and seminars. Besides, she has engaged in various energy events, podcasts, and conferences, such as jury in student energy competitions, a speaker and moderator at the PYC podcast, and a paper presenter at the Business and Economics National Conference. Before joining PYC, she was an assistant lecturer for econometrics in her major. In PYC, she frequently used econometrics for her internal research or for knowledge sharing with external parties, for example in 2019 she deliver a sharing session with Petroleum Engineering students of Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). In her free time, Felicia enjoys singing, travelling, watching k-dramas, and culinary hunting.


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.