Bernardus Djonoputro

Industry contact

The Australia-Indonesia Centre

Bernardus Djonoputro “Bernie” was born in Bandung. He graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology majoring in Urban & Regional Planning. He has built a career in the private sector working with many major international firms including as partner with Ernst & Young, PwC, Deloitte. He also has extensive experience working in senior positions with Indonesian firms including Jababeka, Nusantara Infrastructure and HD Asia Advisory. And in advisory roles to large corporations and foreign and domestic governments.

He is active in civil society and professional associations and is currently the national Chair of the Planning Ethics Board of the Indonesian Association of Urban and Regional Planners (IAP).

He currently sits in the Advisory Board of the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).

Beyond Indonesia Bernie is active in a range of fora including as Vice President of the UN affiliated Eastern Region Organisation for Planning and Human Settlement (EAROPH) and Fellow/Faculty at Salzburg Global Seminar, a leading globalisation think tank based in Salzburg, Austria.

He has a long association with Australia beginning with his participation on the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program in 1986. He was an AIC industry fellow until retiring from that role when appointed head of BP Rebana, a region being developed as an economic growth engine for the northeastern part of West Java.