Donny Eryastha is a graduate of the Master of Public Administration in International Development program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He currently works as the Advisor to the Minister at the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board. Previously he has worked in both ends of the financial industry: as an investment banker and as a microfinance analyst. He has also worked pro-bono proliferating parliamentary debating among Indonesian youth under a local NGO and the Ministry of National Education. He received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Indonesia, where he was awarded the National Best Student award by the Ministry of National Education in 2005.