Dr. Muhammad Ery Wijaya is GBPN’s Indonesia Country Manager. He leads the GBPN Indonesia-based Team, including high-level GBPN representation in the country and building relationships with Governments, local key partners and stakeholders. He is responsible for ensuring and overseeing quality project implementation work from the Indonesia-based Team.
Ery is an expert in energy policy and financing. He has been working for more than 10 years to support innovative financing instruments and scaling up finance for renewable energy and energy efficiency. He has supported the Indonesian government to develop first-of-its-kind assessments of viable energy efficiency business models, energy efficiency project financing guidelines, and enabling policies for energy efficiency programs. Ery is currently an expert member of Indonesia Energy Efficiency and Conservation Society (MASKEEI), and an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) Indonesia.
Prior to joining GBPN, he worked for almost 8 years at Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) as Manager where he led a team of Analysts on rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis and evaluation of Indonesian climate and energy policies, with a particular focus on finance and investment. Before that, he worked for World Resources Institute (WRI) as a Climate Policy Consultant gathering intelligence, and identifying analytical and influence opportunities in Indonesia, specifically to address needs related to the formulation of Indonesia’s post-2020 greenhouse gas mitigation pledges and targets to feed into the UNFCCC negotiations. He also worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a National Expert in Energy Efficiency Project Financing.
Ery holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, a Master’s Degree in Energy Planning and Policy from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand and a Ph.D in Energy Economics from Kyoto University, Japan with dissertation topic on electricity savings policy for household in Indonesia.