BKPM is the Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia. As the primary interface between business and government, BKPM is mandated to boost domestic and foreign direct investment through creating a conducive investment climate. Restored to ministry level status in 2009, and reporting directly to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, this investment promotion agency’s goal is not only to seek more domestic and foreign investment, but also seek quality investments that improve social inequality and reduce unemployment.
The agency works as a proactive advocate for investments as well as a matchmaker for investors. Since July 2016, BKPM is chaired by Thomas Lembong or known as Tom Lembong.