Dr. Marty Natalegawa served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet from 2009 to 2014. Born in Bandung, West Java, he has held several diplomatic positions in the Indonesian government, including Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations.
Dr. Natalegawa began his career with the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in 1986. He served at the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN between 1994 and 1999, including during Indonesia’s membership of the Security Council in 1996-1997. Between 2002–2005 he consecutively served as the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and as the Director General for ASEAN Cooperation in the Department of Foreign Affairs. While serving in the aforementioned posts, he concurrently served the position of Spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs. His term as Director General for ASEAN Cooperation coincided with Indonesia’s chairmanship of ASEAN. Dr. Marty Natalegawa also inter alia served as Director for International Organizations at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Natalegawa obtained a Doctor of Philosophy at the ANU in 1993, a Master of Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge in 1985, and a BSc at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984. He also attended the Ellesmere College and Concord College in the UK between 1976-1981. In December 2004 he received the First Public Relations Society Award from the PR Society of Indonesia.