Indonesian citizen, 58 years old, residing in Jakarta. Since 2012, President Commissioner and Independent Commissioner of PT. Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Tbk.; a member of Advisory Board of Trustees and lecturer at Bakrie University since 2012 ; a member of the Governing Board of TUV Rheinhald International Certification Body since 2010 and Commissioner of PT. INFIAD since 2010.
Indonesia’s Minister of Agriculture of the Indonesian United Cabinet I (2004-2009) ; Independent Commissioner of PT. Bakrie Sumatera Plantation (2010-2017); a member of the Indonesian Innovation Committee (2010-2014); President Commissioner of PT. Pertani Persero (2012-2016) ; a lecturer at Bogor Agricultural University (1982-2010); actively involved in several professional organizations, including the Indonesian Society of Natural Products Chemistry since 2000, the American Chemical Society since 1993, the Indonesian Association of Food Technologists since 1986.
Obtained a PhD degree in the field of Food Chemistry from Reading University, UK in 1992, and MS degree in Food Science from Bogor Agricultural University in 1988; obtained an engineering degree (Insinyur) in Agricultural Products Technology in 1982 from the Bogor Agricultural University; has received various awards, including the Best Lecturer of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology (1994 and 1997) and the Mahaputera Adipradana Medal from the Indonesian Government (2010); holds a patent from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia (2007), together with 5 other researchers.