Massita Ayu Cindy

Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center

Massita Ayu Cindy is a coordinator of research department at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) through a fast track program which allows her to finish both degrees within five years. She is currently a doctoral student with research focus on natural gas pricing mechanism reform at the School of Strategic & Global Studies, Universitas Indonesia, under the scholarship program from PYC. She has been involved in various energy research projects such as geothermal feasibility study, Indonesia’s manufacturing industry review from the energy perspective, biogas implementation in rural areas, mini LNG feasibility study, Indonesia’s natural gas price adjustment, crowdfunding as RE alternative financing, and energy transition in manufacturing industry. She has contributed writing in many articles, opinions and research papers subject to energy-related issues such as biomass and natural gas. Aside from research activities, she also actively participated in various energy-related events. For example, as an Indonesia’s delegate at Student Energy Summit in London, juries on student competitions related to energy, and as well as guest lecturer, speaker, and moderator on numerous events at universities and seminars. Outside her work at PYC, she love doing interior design, singing, eating, traveling, hang out with friends, and shopping. She also prefers to chill out and unwind to recharge her energy.

Research interests: oil and gas, renewable energy, geothermal, energy economics, energy policies

Brief Report

Enhancing the Strategic Role of Regional Governments in Indonesia’s Energy Transition

In facing climate change and uncertainty in conventional energy supplies, Indonesia put emphasis on the importance of transitioning from fossil to renewable energy sources....

Kolaborasi dalam Aksi untuk Peta Jalan Energi yang Inklusif

Laporan ini didasarkan pada hasil analisis dan rekomendasi dari PYC IEC 2023, dengan tema “Collaboration in Action for Inclusive Energy Roadmap”. Konferensi ini merumuskan...

Meningkatkan Peran Strategis Pemerintah Daerah dalam Transisi Energi Indonesia

Dalam menghadapi perubahan iklim dan ketidakpastian pasokan energi konvensional, Indonesia menekankan pentingnya transisi dari energi fosil ke sumber energi terbarukan. Meskipun ini merupakan prioritas...

Press Release: Brief Report “Strategi Kebijakan Hilirisasi Migas dan Minerba yang Efektif untuk Indonesia”

Kebijakan hilirisasi minyak dan gas (migas) serta mineral batubara (minerba) menjadi salah satu fokus pemerintah untuk mengoptimalkan sumber daya alam. Selain dapat meningkatkan nilai...

Effective Downstream Policy Strategies for Oil, Gas, and Mining Sub-Sectors in Indonesia

The policy of downstream in oil, gas, and mining sub-sectors, in this report including minerals and coal, is the Indonesian government's primary focus to...



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.