Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan

Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs
Republic of Indonesia

Luhut is Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs. He previously served as the President's Chief of Staff and Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs.

Luhut was born on September 28, 1947, in Simargala, North Sumatera. After graduating as the best cadet from the National Military Academy in 1970, Luhut spent most of his military career in the Army Special Force. He received various military trainings both in Indonesia and abroad, including in the United Kingdom, West Germany and the United States during the 1970s and 80s. He also studied Public Administration at George Washington University, in which he got a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

In 2021, Luhut and his wife established the DEL Institute of Technology and DEL High School in a remote village, Sitoluama, Laguboti District, Toba Regency, North Sumatra, which are both highly ranked nationally and provide quality education to the next generation of Indonesians.

In 2004, he co-founded a listed company called PT Toba Bara Sejahtera, which has diverse business activities.