Sanusi Satar

  • Beachhead Advisor, South East Asia

With more than 30 years’ experience in the energy sector, Sanusi is our go-to expert for oil and gas and geothermal in Indonesia. 

He is a sought-after speaker at conferences and forums on energy matters, particularly within the geo-thermal energy sector – a focus for New Zealand’s energy exports.

Sanusi can draw on his experience working for both private and public energy organisations, and in government relations, to help New Zealand companies  providing services and expertise in Indonesia’s energy sector.

Among his more challenging positions, was managing the Indonesian government’s SHE Committee (Safety Health and Environment), which provided recommendations to the mining sector.

In the private sector, Sanusi has worked for Conoco Indonesia and Star Energy where he was the Vice President. He now consults and represents Star Energy  externally, meeting with the government and speaking at conferences.

Sanusi’s experience working for both energy companies and government departments gives him well-rounded knowledge of the energy sector and its regulations – and he is keen to share insights with New Zealand companies.

Well respected in the industry, he has received a number of awards, including the Environmental Stewardship by Conoco Management, and while at Star Energy Sanusi received the highest award in environmental stewardship from the government.

As a director of the Indonesia Geothermal Association, he can also draw on his governance experience to help New Zealand companies build capacity and a plan for their energy exports, whether it’s services or technology. 

Advisory areas

Capacity building, governments regulations, and geo-thermal energy.

Sector experience

Energy/Utilities, Government/Defence.


He has specific experience working within Indonesia and wider South East Asia.


Read more about Pak Sanusi on LinkedIn.

Sanusi Satar