Dr Dino Patti Djalal
Founder of Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia
Dr. Dino Patti Djalal is Founder of Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI).
Previously, he was a career diplomat and ambassador, best selling author, accomplished academic, youth activist, and leader of the Indonesian diaspora community.
Dino Patti Djalal joined Indonesia's Department of Foreign Affairs in 1987, where he had postings in London, Dili and Washington DC. In 2002, he was appointed Director for North American Affairs. In 2004, when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono began his term, Dino was appointed Special Staff of the President for International Affairs. In that capacity, Dino assumed many roles: Presidential spokesperson, foreign policy adviser to the President and speech writer.
From 2010 to 2013, Dino served as Indonesia's ambassador to the United States, where he succeeded in elevating bilateral relations to a Comprehensive Partnership.
Dr. Dino has authored 9 books, including "Harus Bisa", a book about leadership, which has been translated into English, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, French, Arabic, Japanese. Dr. Dino is also Chairman of the Board of Directors, World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia, and was a member of Board of Governors of Institute for Peace and Democracy, based in Bali.
In 2015, Dr. Dino Djalal retired from Government. He has founded the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, which has become the largest foreign policy group in the country, with over 90,000 people in the network. FPCI has held its annual Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the Conference in 2018 was the world’s largest foreign policy conference, with over 9,000 participants.