Arifin Tasrif

Arifin Tasrif (born in Jakarta 19 June 1953) is an Indonesian executive who is the current Minister for & Mineral Resources in Joko Widodo’s Developed Indonesia Cabinet.

Tasrif attended primary and secondary schools in Jakarta. He first (1959) entered the Saint Fransikus (Francis of Assisi) primary school in Central Jakarta run by the Yayasan St. Fransiskus (Francis of Assisi Foundation) in Indonesia. Later (1965-1968) he attended the nearby Kanisius middle school before entering senior high school in Medan, Sumatra in the Yayasan Pendidikan Harapan (Hope for Education Foundation).

Tasrif studied engineering at the Bandung Institute of , graduating in 1977.

He is of Minangkabau descent.

Tasrif was the business director of the and engineering firm Rekayasa Industri between 1995 and 2001, before becoming director of the fertilizer PT Petrokimia Gresik between 2001 and 2010.

He then moved to the -owned Pupuk Indonesia Holding .

He led the firm until 2015.

On 13 March 2017, Tasrif was appointed as Indonesia’s Ambassador to and Micronesia by Joko Widodo.

Tasrif had previously worked in for two years starting in 1986 as an engineer.

During this period, he was involved in the negotiations for a $20bn contract for a natural block with firm Inpex.