Maryati Abdullah is a program officer for Natural Resources & Climate Change in the foundation's office in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has more than 12 years of experience working on transparency and accountability, economic development and governance in the extractive industries (oil, gas, mineral and coal). Over the course of her career, she worked with civil society organizations in combating corruption and illicit flows and encouraging corporate accountability, especially on ensuring that benefits from extractive activities are shared with affected communities.
Prior to joining the foundation, Maryati spent eight years as a national coordinator/director for Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia and as Asia Pacific representative at PWYP global council. She pioneered the establishment of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Indonesia and sat on the multi-stakeholder implementing body at the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Maryati was also involved in the launching of Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Indonesia—a multilateral initiative for openness, innovation, and championing cross-sector leaders—and sat as a core team member in the President Delivery Unit from 2011-2013, in addition to serving as a steering committee member of OGP Global. Before that, she was the program manager and extractive industries specialist at PATTIRO, an organization that focuses on good governance, transparency and accountability, and a research and development manager for Parliament Watch (PARWI).
She is currently serving as the global envoy for Open Government Partnership and as a member of the advisory board for the Brookings Institution’s Leveraging Transparency to Reduce Corruption program, which combats corruption in the natural resource value chain.
Maryati has a master’s of economics in development planning and public policy (majoring in economic globalization) from University of Indonesia, and a bachelor’s in chemistry from University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta.