Erna Witoelar is the former Indonesian Minister of Human Settlements and Regional Development (1999-2001), former UN Special Ambassador for Millennium Development Goals in Asia Pacific (2003-2007), and a former Commissioner of the Commission for Legal Empowerment of the Poor (2005-2008). She founded the Indonesian Environmental Forum and has served as President of the Indonesian Consumer Foundation and of Consumers International.

She is currently a board member of several civil society organizations including the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation, the Indonesian Sustainable Development Foundation, the Partnership for Governance Reform, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Commissioner Erna Witoelar addresses the Commission during its inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C. on 21 November 2014.

Erna Witoelar