About Me

foto iconBorn in Jakarta, 15 November 1946. After completing studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1973, I decided to focus on developing the family business, and before finally becoming a member of the presidential cabinet, I presided over the Bakrie Business Group (1992-2004).

While involved in the business world, I was also active in the administration of some business organizations. Before deciding to leave my career in the business world, I was Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) for two terms (1994-2004).

In 2004, I decided to end my business career, after being entrusted to be Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare in the United Indonesia (Presidential) Cabinet for the 2004-2009 period. Since being elected as Chairman of the Golkar Party for 2009-2010, my time and energy is spent on running the party.

I am very interested with ideas related to ‘human development’, namely increasing public welfare by giving priority to resolving the problems of education and health. To this end, through this blog, I want to share ideas and discuss about things connected with ‘human development’.

However, this blog is not only a place to talk about serious issues. I also want us to be able to talk here about less serious issues, such as: sports, tennis (my favorite sport), books, films, or even good food from around the country. We can discuss all of these things openly here, and they can even be criticized and debated.

In closing, I invite you to share stories, ideas and concepts on this blog. God willing, there will be much benefit and wisdom which can be had from it. As the old saying goes, “Talking will teach us more than meditating will.”

  1. Salam kenal Bapak, saya salut diantara kesibukannya, Bapak masih sempat menulis Blog.

    • zaki
    • August 13th, 2012

    yth. Bapak Aburizal

    Apakah kami bisa mengajukan permohonan bantuan permodalan untuk usaha budidaya pepaya dan prosedurnya bagaimana. Trimakasih.

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