Jusuf Wanandi, a.k.a. Lim Bian Kie (Chinese: 林綿基; pinyin: Lín Miánjī) is a Chinese-Indonesian politician and educator. Born in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, on November 15, 1937, he is an older brother of tycoon Sofjan Wanandi.
After completing junior high school in Padang, Wanandi moved to Jakarta to enter the Jesuit Kanisius High School. He later entered the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia and graduated in 1960. Wanandi also took part in a Catholic leadership course taught by father Joop Beek.
After finishing his high school studies, Wanandi taught at his own alma mater, Kanisius High School. He later became an assistant lecturer at the University of Indonesia, before becoming increasingly involved in politics in the 1960s.
Wanandi was a prominent student activist during the 1965-66 political turmoil in Indonesia when president Sukarno was ousted by Suharto. In 1971, Wanandi was one of the founders of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank in Jakarta and remains active in CSIS. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was an adviser to president Suharto on political and international affairs. He was a member of Suharto's political vehicle, Golongan Karya (Golkar Party), where he served as vice secretary general. By the end of the 1980s, Suharto had become less interested in receiving advice from Wanandi and other CSIS members.
He was elected co-chair of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) in 2008.
- Wanandi wrote an autobiography of his political activities during the Soeharto era, 'Shades of grey: a political memoir of modern Indonesia 1965-1998, published in 2012 by Equinox Publishing.
- Jusuf Wanandi TokohIndonesia.com (in Indonesian)
- Jusuf Wanandi, Shades of Grey: A Political Memoir of Modern Indonesia 1965-1998, Equinox publishing, Singapore, 2012, 295pp.
- Such as Jusuf Wanandi, 'In Memoriam: Ambassador Nubuo Matsunaga', and 'In Memoriam: Uncle Liem Sioe Liong', The Jakarta Post, 15 June 2012.
- See the review at Endy M. Bayuni, 'Behind Indonesia's power struggles', The Jakarta Post, 22 July 2012.