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Ridwan Kamil

Ridwan Kamil

Creative Entrepreneur Network

Update - Ridwan Kamil was elected as mayor of Bandung on 23 June 2013 and will be in office in October 2013 - 2018.



Creative Entrepreneur Network alumni, 2006

Holding a Master of Urban Design degree from the University of California at Berkeley and working for 7 years in New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong, Ridwan Kamil returned home in 2003 to establish his own architecture and design firm, Urbane Indonesia.

The award-winning firm now works on large scale projects throughout the Middle East, China and South East Asia, using their unique ‘project envisioning/branding’ approach to educate clients and better position their projects.

Ridwan also teaches architecture and writes on design and urbanism issues. He is currently campaigning his "Good Design is Good Business" concept nationwide, to promote better awareness of the importance of design in many large scale projects in Indonesia.


Ridwan was selected as an Indonesian participant of the British Council's Young Creative Design Entrepreneur programme in 2006.