Independent Commissioner

Independent Commissioner

Cyrillus Harinowo 

Indonesian citizen, 69 years old. Domiciled in Indonesia. Appointed Commissioner at the 2003 Annual GMS and approved by Bank Indonesia on September 4, 2003. Last reappointed at the 2021 Annual GMS for a five-year term.


Prior to joining BCA, he has had a career with Bank Indonesia (BI) for around twenty five years, including in the position of Director of the Money Market and Giralization and Monetary Management Department (1994-1998), a director-level position. He has also served as Alternate Executive Director and Technical Assistance Advisor for Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington (1998-2003). He has served in various managerial positions with both government and non-government institutions, including as Staff to the Minister of Trade (1988-1989).

He is and active lecturer with a number of leading universities in Jakarta, and a regular speaker at seminars and forums both domestically and abroad as well as writing articles for mass media. Has published books on Indonesia’s public debt (2002) and on the IMF (2004),‘Indonesian Economic Spring’ (2005), ‘Oceanic Joy: A Journey of a Big Indonesian Shipping Company’ (2020), and ‘Towards the Age of Electric Vehicles’ (2021).


Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Universitas Gadjah Mada (1977), a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts (1981), and a PhD. in International Monetary and Economics from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, US (1985).


No financial relationship, stock ownership relationship, and/or family relationship with fellow members of the Board of Commissioners, members of the Board of Directors, and/or the controlling shareholders of BCA.

Concurrent Position

No concurrent position as a member of a Board of Commissioners, Board of Directors, or Executive Officer at other banks, companies, and/or institutions.


During his career, he accumulated extensive experience in various areas and assignments, including in monetary economy, macro & international economy, banking & finance, and renewable energy.