Ir. Arief Yahya Msc. is the current administration’s Minister of Tourism and previously was CEO of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. Arief Yahya was born on 2 March 1961. He has taken home various awards and recognitions, including shortlisted in “25 Business Future Leaders”. He was also awarded Economic Challenge Award 2012 in Telecommunication Industry category. Arief Yahya is an alumnus of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) majoring in Electrical Engineering. He also studied at University of Surrey, England, majoring in Software and Telecommunications.