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Susi Pudjiastuti was born in Pangandaran on January 15, 1965. She is the country's current Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and is known as a tough individual with a strong, independent, entrepreneurial spirit. She is the owner and President Director of PT ASI Pudjiastuti Marine Product, exporter of marine produce, and local airline Susi Air. Due to her success in business, Susi was awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young Indonesia in 2005. She was also named Inspirational and Development Woman Motivator by the West Java Provincial government in 2008.