Ilham Habibie

Ilham is a co-founder and shareholder of PT. ILTHABI Rekatama, a private investment company in Indonesia, which he joined as a President Director in 2002, and starting 2021 he became the Chairman of the company. Through ILTHABI he has invested into various companies in the fields of oil & gas, energy, mining, manufacturing, aerospace, ICT, property, financial services and others.

He is also the Chairman of PT. Visi Media Asia tbk (VIVA); an Indonesian Media Conglomerate (, a Commissioner at PT. Nusa Halmahera Mineral; a gold mine company at Halmahera – Indonesia (, Founder and Commissioner at PT. Tresno Investama International; a Limited Liability Company, and as Commissioner at PT. Ayoconnect Teknologi Indonesia; an open finance platform company (

Ilham’s earlier professional background is with aerospace companies (IPTN, Indonesia; Boeing, USA). Before that he was Assistant Professor for Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.

Ilham is also a co-founder of the International University Liaison Indonesia ( and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees the Foundation that is owning IULI. He is also a co founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Habibie Center (, a NGO and Foundation.

Currently he is also heading WANTIKNAS, the National ICT Council of Indonesia as its Chief Executive. This is a government-owned advisory body which has cross sectoral participation. (

His other current organisational activities include heading the International Chamber of Commerce Indonesia ( and the Indonesian Muslim Entrepreneur Association (, and being responsible as a head of the Agency for Research and Technology at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( At the end of year 2021 Ilham was elected as vice chairman of The Institution of Engineers Indonesia (, and also elected as a co-chairman of F20, a Foundations platform’s network which consist with more than 70 foundations and philanthropic organizations from around the world. (

He holds a Doktor.-Ingenieur title in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, USA.