Dr. Yusron Ihza Mahendra, LL. M

yusronYusron Ihza Mahendra is one of the founding partners of Ihza & Ihza Law Firm. He was born in Langlang, Mangar, East Belitung, Bangka Belitung, Indonesia, on February 6th, 1958. Recognized as one of the most accomplished alumni from the University of Indonesia, School of Social and Political Science, did not stop him from broadening his knowledge and global experience. Yusron started his career as a researcher in LPEM the University of Indonesia in 1986. Numerous books and articles have been published and authored by Yusron for Kompas newspaper based in Tokyo, these lead him to be a frequent speaker in seminars and workshops both domestically and internationally. Yusron later obtained a research opportunity at the Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, where he acquired a Master of Law (LL.M) at the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 1992. In 1999, Yusron accomplished his highest achievement in education, the Doctorate (Ph.D) on International Political Economy with a focus on East and Southeast Asia from University of Tsukuba.

Having a solid foundation in the understanding of law and politics, Yusron started his political career as a Chairman in a prominent political party in Indonesia before holding the position of Advisor for Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Indonesia in 2001-2002. Later he was then elected as the Chairman of the House Representative Commission I for the period of 2004-2009. Yusron was inaugurated as the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for Japan by the former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2013, and is a position he still honorably holds.