Arief Rachadiono Wismansyah

Arief Rachadiono Wismansyah (born 23 April 1977) is the mayor of Tangerang since he was elected in 2013. Supported by the Democratic Party, he is also the owner of a hospital network.[1]

Arief Rachadiono Wismansyah
Arief Rachadiono Wismansyah Official.jpg
4th Mayor of Tangerang
Assumed office
24 December 2013
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Joko Widodo
GovernorRatu Atut Chosiyah
Rano Karno
Wahidin Halim
Preceded byWahidin Halim
Deputy Mayor of Tangerang
In office
16 November 2008 – 24 December 2013
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
GovernorRatu Atut Chosiyah
Preceded byDeddy Syafei
Succeeded bySachrudin
Personal details
Born (1977-04-23) April 23, 1977 (age 42)
Tangerang, Banten
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Aini Suci
Alma materWestern Michigan University
Gadjah Mada University

Personal lifeEdit

Wismansyah was born in Karawaci, a district of Tangerang, in 23 April 1977. He was the third son of Marsudi Haryoputro and Siti Rochayah, who were doctors operating their own clinic. His parents originated from the same village in Kebumen, Central Java.[2]

He graduated from SMA Negeri 8 Jakarta, before resuming his higher education in Western Michigan University where he earned his bachelor's in engineering management on 2000. Later, he completed his master's course in Gadjah Mada University, obtaining a degree in healthcare administration in 2006.[2]


After returning from the United States, he joined his parents' business and later became the CEO of the hospital group.[3] In 2008, he ran as deputy mayor under Wahidin Halim, and the couple won 576,894 votes (88.22%) placing them in the 2008-2013 tenure.[4] Later, in May 2013, Halim resigned in order to run in the 2014 legislative elections, which resulted in Wismansyah becoming the acting mayor.[5]

As mayorEdit

In the 2013 elections, he ran with Sachrudin as his deputy, after initially failing to pass KPU's verification process due to administrative reasons.[6] Partly due to this, the local elections committee was later dismissed from its role in the city elections with the provincial committee taking over.[7] The pair proceeded to win 340,810 votes (49.05%), placing them ahead of the three other tickets. The result was challenged in the Constitutional Court, but the result was upheld and Arief-Sachrudin was officially appointed as mayors following a short delay caused by the incarceration of Banten governor Ratu Atut.[8]

His programs throughout his tenure included the expansion of the city's waste banks[9] and establishment of a BRT system, named Trans Tangerang.[10] He ran once more in the 2018 elections as the only running candidate, being backed by all parties in the city council.[11]


  1. ^ Sekarningrum, Amba Dini (21 August 2013). "Pemkot Tangerang hutang Rp19 M ke RS Sari Asih". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "H. ARIEF RACHADIONO WISMANSYAH, B.Sc.,M.Kes" (in Indonesian). Tangerang City Government. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ Pratiwi, Gustyanita (4 September 2014). "Mewujudkan Tangerang sebagai Kota Layak Investasi |". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Pemilu Walikota & Wakil Walikota Th. 2008" (in Indonesian). KPU Kota Tangerang. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ Sekarningrum, Amba Dini (29 May 2013). "Dewan Amini Pengunduran Diri Wahidin Halim". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Massa Masih Duduki KPU Tangerang, Tuntut Arief-Sachrudin Lolos Pilkada". detiknews (in Indonesian). 25 July 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ "KPU Banten Ambil Alih Pilkada Kota Tangerang". Tempo News (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Ratu Atut Ready to Be Dismissed, Her Sister Says". Jakarta Globe. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  9. ^ Cipta, Ayu (7 October 2015). "Tangerang Mayor Claims Garbage Bank Success". Tempo News. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Greater Jakarta: Trans Tangerang kicks off". The Jakarta Post. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Incumbent pair faces no rival in Tangerang mayoral election". The Jakarta Post. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.