Through the special ceremony of 29 January 2019, Mr Jimmy M Gani, MPA handed over the Executive Directorship of IPMI International Business School to Professor M Aman Wirakartakusumah. The event was held in the presence of the Chairpersons of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Management of Yayasan Pengembangan Manajemen Indonesia (YPMI), Members of the School’s Senate, Faculty Members and Staffs, Student Representatives and Alumni. We warmly welcome Professor Aman to be part of the IPMI Business International School and we kindly thank Mr Gani for all his efforts in advancing our School and wish him the very best for his future endeavours.
Commencing 1 February 2019, Professor Aman is the Executive Director of the School. He hails from long-standing academic and public service experiences. He is a Professor Emeritus at Department of Food Science and Technology and Senior Scientist at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia. He was the Rector of IPB (1998-2002), the Head of Department of Food Science and Technology and Director of Inter University Center for Food and Nutrition (1987-1996). He was Indonesia’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Paris-France (2004-2008), Fellow of IAFoST, Chairman of IUFoST Education Committee, Scientific Director of ILSI SEA, and involved in Codex Alimentarius Commission FAO/WHO. He was the two-times period Chairman of the Indonesian National Education Standards Board (Badan Standarisasi Nasional Pendidikan/BSNP) (2011- 2012 and 2012-2013). He was the Rector of Sampoerna University (Universitas Siswa Bangsa International) (2013-2015).
He obtained his Ir degree from IPB in 1972, his M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Food Science/minor in Chemical Engineering from the UW-Madison, USA in 1977 and 1981, respectively.