General Chairman/Executive Director, Democratic Party of Indonesia/The Yudhoyono Institute/AHY Foundation
This former defence soldier is now, like his famous father, serving his country through politics
Agus Yudhoyono spent 16 years serving in the Indonesian army, including serving in the security operations in Aceh (2002) and the UN peace operations in Lebanon (2006). He left the military in 2016 and began to dip his feet in politics.
In 2017, Yudhoyono campaigned as a Jakarta gubernatorial candidate. While his bid was ultimately unsuccessful, he remained in politics and is currently serving as leader of the Democratic Party of Indonesia that was founded by his father Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono or SBY, the former Indonesian president from 2004-14. Yudhoyono is also managing the Yudhoyono Institute think tank on policymaking and security. He also has a foundation that is focused on educational causes.
The father-son Yudhoyono duo also set up the Indonesian Armed Forces Peacekeeping Centre and built Universitas Pertahanan, concentrating on defence studies. Yudhoyono junior has three Master’s degrees: one in Strategic Studies from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, one in Public Administration from Harvard University, and another in Leadership and Management from Webster University, USA.
Did You Know?
While at the Military Academy, he won the Tri Sakti Wiratama award for his stellar academic, physical and personality standings.