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Ridwan Kamil

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Ridwan Kamil

Governor of West Java Province, Indonesia
Ridwan Kamil

Governor Ridwan Kamil is the current Governor of West Java, Indonesia, where he progressively oversees a population of over 50,000,000 people. Governor Ridwan Kamil started his career in architecture and urban activism, so he is no stranger to innovation and vision. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in Urban Design. As one of Indonesia’s young and celebrated leaders, Governor Ridwan Kamil puts innovation and collaboration at the forefront of his leadership values. Governor Ridwan Kamil is a visionary leader who strongly believes the digital age is the future. He does not want to thwart innovation but rather embrace it for humanity. Governor Ridwan Kamil is a true humanitarian and is known as one of the most caring governors for his people. The Governor has become one of the biggest social influencers in the world in his region, where he has over 5 million Twitter and 20 million Instagram followers. Under his five years of leadership as Governor, he has already gained more than 500 awards in various development sectors and personal recognition. As part of his commitment to green and renewable energy, Governor Ridwan Kamil was appointed as the Chairman of the Indonesia Regional Government Association for Renewable Energy. He led local leaders (Governors and Mayors) to transform Indonesia’s Energy Policy to a net-zero future. In 2018, FORTUNE Magazine also awarded Ridwan Kamil as one of The World's 50 Greatest Leaders. "A man of innovation," that’s what the people said about Governor Ridwan Kamil.