William P. Sabandar is an expert in the field of transportation, post-disaster reconstruction, and sustainable development. He led the development and operation of the first MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) in Indonesia as the President Director of PT MRT Jakarta from 2016 to 2022, and currently, he serves as a Commissioner of PT MRT Jakarta. Additionally, he is actively involved in founding and holding the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Indonesian Business Council (IBC).

He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Hasanuddin University, a Master of Engineering Science degree from the University of New South Wales (Australia), and a PhD from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).

William's career began as a Civil Servant (Pegawai Negeri Sipil/PNS) in the Department of Public Works in 1991. He was stationed in Maluku and was responsible for planning and supervising national and provincial roads. However, his strong interest in the field of transportation motivated him to pursue further studies in Australia and New Zealand. After completing his studies, he returned to Indonesia to be involved in post-tsunami reconstruction missions in Aceh and Nias (2005-2009).

In 2009, William continued his humanitarian mission by participating in the post-disaster recovery of Cyclone Nargis in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar, from 2009 to 2010. He was assigned as the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Secretary-General and the Head of Reconstruction Operations in Myanmar.

Throughout his career, William has held various government positions. He served as an Assistant Chief at the Presidential Working Unit for Supervision and Control of Development (UKP4), Deputy Operational of the REDD+ Management Agency, and later as a Special Staff to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), as well as the Chairman of the National Task Force for the Acceleration of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Development.

William's career reflects his leadership and commitment to advancing the fields of transportation, sustainable development, and assisting communities in need. His dedication to rebuilding post-disaster areas and contributing to infrastructure development has left a positive impact on Indonesia's progress.