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Ridwan Kamil

Ridwan Kamil, who was born in Bandung on October 4, 1971, is Mayor of Bandung for the 2013-2018 period. Ridwan Kamil studied architectural engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology from 1990 to 1995, and he studied for his Master of Urban Design degree at the University of California, Berkeley, in the US from 1999 to 1995. Ridwan started his career as an urban designer with the Development Design Group in Baltimore in the US in 1997. Within three years, he returned to Indonesia and started his own bureau: PT Urbane Indonesia in Bandung. He has won various awards, among them the 2006 Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year.  

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