DR. RADEN MOHAMMAD MARTY MULIANA NATALEGAWA KCMG served as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia between 2009 - 2014. He began his career with the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in 1986.
As Foreign Minister, he oversaw Indonesia’s emergence as a regional power with global responsibilities.
In 2011, under Indonesia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN, Indonesia inter alia initiated the Bali Concord III; the expansion of the East Asia Summit (EAS) to include the Russian Federation and the United States of America; the adoption of the “Bali Principles” which provide for peaceful settlement of disputes and the repudiation of use of force or the threat of use of force amongst the countries of the EAS.
Dr. Natalegawa served as Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN in New York (2007-2009), coinciding with Indonesia’s membership of the Security Council.
During that time he served, among others, as President of the Security Council in November 2007 and as Chair of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization. He also led Indonesia’s delegation at various multilateral negotiations, both within the UN and beyond.
Between 2005 and 2007 he served as Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Court of St. James and Ireland.
From 2002 to 2005, he served as Chief of Staff of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Director General for ASEAN Cooperation; and Spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs. The period coincided with Indonesia’s chairmanship of ASEAN, marked by the ASEAN Community initiative, which was formally endorsed by the member countries through the 2003 Bali Concord II.
Among various other assignments, Dr. Marty Natalegawa also served as Director for International Organizations at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
He also served at the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN in New York between 1994 and 1999, including during Indonesia’s membership of the Security Council in 1996-1997.
Dr. Marty Natalegawa was awarded the Satyalancana Wira Karya medal from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia in 2011. On 17 August 2014, he was awarded the Bintang Mahaputra Adipradana medal. The medals are awarded to individuals for their service to the nation.
In November 2012, he was made Honourary Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In 2013, the Foreign Policy Magazine included Dr. Natalegawa among the list of 500 most influential individuals.
Among other activities, he recently served as a member of the United Nations Secretary-General High Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises. He is also currently serving as Asia Society Policy Institute Distinguished Fellow; as a member of the International Academic Advisory Committee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies; the Southeast Asia Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); International Crisis Group Board of Trustees and as non-executive independent director/commissioner of publicly listed companies.
Dr. Natalegawa earned a Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) degree from the Australian National University in 1993; a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree from the Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge in 1985; and a BSc (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984.
He attended the Ellesmere College and Concord College in the United Kingdom between 1976-1981.
Dr. Natalegawa has received several Doctorate Honoris Causa for his services.
Dr. Natalegawa is married to Sranya and has three children: Annisa, Anantha and Andreyka.