Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is the former president of the Republic of Indonesia and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre, based at The University of Western Australia.
Dr. Yudhoyono was the Republic of Indonesia's sixth president and the country's first directly elected president - entering office in 2004 and serving two consecutive five-year terms. He left office in October 2014.
Dr. Yudhoyono has a Master's Degree in Management from Webster University in the United States, a Doctorate Degree in Agricultural Economics from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture. He also attended the US Army Command and General Staff College.
The recipient of many international awards, Dr. Yudhoyono was named by the United Nations as a "Global Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction" in 2011 for his efforts to make disaster risk reduction a national priority after the Boxing Day tsunami hit Indonesia in 2004. In 2010, Dr. Yudhoyono became the fifth visiting head of state to address both houses of Australian Parliament.