Mubariq Ahmad is CEO of Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) Indonesia since its establishment in March 2016. CSF builds capacity of community of change makers inside and outside government in policy analysis and design from economics, governance and business development perspectives to enhance sustainability of Indonesia’s development.
Mubariq is a natural resource and sustainable development economist. He has enjoyed 30+ years of career as economic policy researcher and professional activist. In 2010-2015 period, he was part of the World Bank’s Environment Team in Jakarta. Under cooperation of the Bank and Indonesia’s Presidential Task Force for REDD+, Mubariq led the development of and co-wrote the National REDD+ Strategy. As CEO of WWF Indonesia (2003-2009), Mubariq led the development of Heart of Borneo Initiative and Coral Triangle Initiative (with TNC and CI) for adoption by the governments of Indonesia and related countries. In 1997, he co- founded LEI/Indonesian Eco-labeling Institute, served as the first CEO until early 2000, and finalized the development of forest certification system. While at NRM/USAID project, in April 2000 Mubariq led a large coalition to organize the National Conference on Natural Resource Governance and Agrarian Reform which became the reference of the ensuing policy reforms. Mubariq served as member of the Board of Trustees of Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (2000-2003), Steering Committee of the Forest Dialogue/TFD (2000-2008), and World Economic Forum Council on Ecosystem and Biodiversity (2008-2011).