Arifin Rudiyanto is currently a Deputy Minister for Maritime and Natural Resources Affairs at Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) of Republic of Indonesia, having been appointed to that role by the Minister in 2017.
He is also charge as a Chair of Implementing Committee in National Coordination Team of Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia. He was previously mandated as a Deputy Minister for Regional Development from 2016.
Arifin is one of Indonesia’s experts in maritime Affairs and Natural Resources Management. He received a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture from Bogor Agriculture University (Institut Pertanian Bogor) in 1984, Master Degree in Tropical Coastal Management from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne at the United Kingdom in 1993, and Doctoral Degree in Maritime Policy from University of Wollongong in 2002.
He was born in Yogyakarta on 12 October 1961.