H.E. Mr. Nezar Patria

H.E. Mr. Nezar Patria

Nezar Patria, a highly esteemed Indonesian professional, has made remarkable contributions to journalism and demonstrated exceptional leadership in the media industry. From 2000 to 2008, he was Editor, overseeing national news coverage and investigative reports. In 2008, he co-founded Viva.co.id and took on the role of Executive Editor. Nezar also held prestigious positions at CNN Indonesia and The Jakarta Post Digital. 

Beyond his successful journalism career, Nezar Patria served as a member of the Press Council from 2016 to 2019, representing journalists and chairing the Foreign and Inter-Institutional Relations department. Moreover, he assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief at The Jakarta Post from 2018 to 2020. 

Nezar’s leadership extended to the corporate sector, where he was Director of Institutional Affairs at PT. Pos Indonesia Persero from 2020 to 2022, focusing on strategic planning and public service. Subsequently, he became a Special Staff at the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises, where he coordinated activities and provided essential support. 

Having received his education from Universitas Gadjah Mada and The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Nezar further enhanced his qualifications by earning an ASEAN MBA from Universiti Sains Malaysia and Bandung Technology Institute (ITB). His valuable contributions have earned him accolades, including the prestigious “Kartu Pers Nomor Satu” (Number One Press Card) award and recognition from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). 

Currently, Nezar Patria is the Deputy Minister of Communications and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia. 

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    The Republic of Indonesia
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    Deputy Minister of Communication and Informatics

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