Tokoh ”Kompas Kita” mendatang: Faisal Basri

Faisal Basri

EKONOM lulusan Fakultas Ekonomi Universitas Indonesia ini dikenal sebagai dosen, peneliti, penulis kolom, dan politikus. Faisal Basri yang bernama asli Faisal Batubara ini adalah keponakan Adam Malik, Wakil Presiden Republik Indonesia yang ketiga.

Meski demikian, masa kecil Faisal tidak bergelimang harta. Pria kelahiran Bandung, 6 November 1959, ini, justru menjalani kehidupan berat dan susah. Itu sebabnya, kini Faisal begitu giat memberikan pendapat dan buah pikirannya untuk memperbaiki kehidupan bangsa Indonesia.

Faisal rajin menuangkan ilmunya ke sejumlah media dan melalui jurnal. Sebagai orang yang tahu benar apa itu hidup susah, Faisal tak ingin lagi ada rakyat Indonesia yang merasakan kesusahan seperti dirinya. Dia ingin rakyat dan bangsa Indonesia terbuka pikirannya dan bisa meningkatkan hidupnya sehingga merdeka dan mandiri.

Silakan kirim pertanyaan Anda kepada Faisal Basri lewat kompaskita@kompas.com. Anda juga bisa mengusulkan tokoh pilihan Anda. Cantumkan nama lengkap dan domisili Anda. ”E-mail” ditunggu hingga 13 Juni 2014. Lima penanya terpilih akan mendapatkan suvenir menarik dari “Kompas”. (TIA)

About faisal basri

Faisal Basri is currently senior lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia and Chief of Advisory Board of Indonesia Research & Strategic Analysis (IRSA). His area of expertise and discipline covers Economics, Political Economy, and Economic Development. His prior engagement includes Economic Adviser to the President of Republic of Indonesia on economic affairs (2000); Head of the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (1995-98); and Director of Institute for Economic and Social Research at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (1993-1995), the Commissioner of the Supervisory Commission for Business Competition (2000-2006); Rector, Perbanas Business School (1999-2003). He was the founder of the National Mandate Party where he was served in the Party as the first Secretary General and then the Deputy Chairman responsible for research and development. He quit the Party in January 2001. He has actively been involved in several NGOs, among others is The Indonesian Movement. Faisal Basri was educated at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Indonesia where he received his BA in 1985 and graduated with an MA in economics from Vanderbilt University, USA, in 1988.
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