Ambassador Mahendra Siregar was inaugurated as the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States of America on 7 January 2019.
Ambassador Siregar recently served as the Executive Director of Council for Palm Oil Producing Countries and Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Vice-Minister of Finance, Vice-Minister of Trade, Chairman and CEO of Indonesia Eximbank, and Deputy Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs.
Ambassador Siregar was also a member of the board of commissioners of various corporations operating in financial services, mining, manufacturing, technology, consumers good and infrastructure.
He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in 1986 and was assigned to various postings, including Economic Third Secretary of the Indonesian Embassy in London and Information Counselor of the Indonesian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Indonesia in 1986, and received a Master in Economics from Monash University in 1991.
Ambassador Siregar is married with three children.