Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Prior to the position, Ms. Alisjahbana was a Professor of Economics at Universitas Padjadjaran as well as serving as the Director for the Center for Sustainable Development Goals Studies and as the Vice-Chair of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. In 2016, she was a member of the High-Level Independent Team of Advisers to support the Economic and Social Council dialogue on the longer-term positioning of the United Nations development system in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From 2009 to 2014, she was the Minister of National Development Planning and the Head of the National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia. She also served as the Co-Chair of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation and was the Alternate Governor of the World Bank and Alternate Governor of the Asian Development Bank representing the Government of Indonesia.