Bima Arya Sugiarto

Bima Arya Sugiarto
Wali Kota Bogor Bima Arya 2019.jpg
16th Mayor of Bogor
Assumed office
20 April 2019
PresidentJoko Widodo
GovernorRidwan Kamil
DeputyDedie Rachim
Preceded byAde Sarip Hidayat (acting)
In office
7 April 2014 – 7 April 2019
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Joko Widodo
GovernorAhmad Heryawan
DeputyUsmar Hariman
Preceded byDiani Budiarto
Succeeded byAde Sarip Hidayat (acting)
Personal details
Born (1972-12-17) 17 December 1972 (age 47)
Bogor, West Java, Indonesia
Political partyNational Mandate Party
Spouse(s)Yane Ardian
Alma materParahyangan Catholic University
Monash University
Australian National University

Personal lifeEdit


After completing high school at SMA Negeri 1 Bogor, he obtained a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Parahyangan Catholic University's Faculty of Politics in 1998. He received a Masters of Arts in Development Studies from Monash University in 2001 and a PhD in Politics from Australian National University in 2006.[1]


Arya is the eldest son of three siblings. His father, Toni Sugiarto, was a police Brigadier General and member of the People's Representative Council until his death in 1997. His mother, Melinda Susilarini, is a former beauty pageant contestant whose father was the caretaker of Cipanas Palace. Arya married Yane Ardian in 2002. They have two children: a son and a daughter.[1][2]


Following the May 1998 fall of Suharto, Arya became one of the founders of the National Mandate Party (Indonesian: Partai Amanat Nasional or PAN). Between 1998 and 2001, he was a politics lecturer at Parahyangan Catholic University. Afterwards, he moved to Paramadina University, where he still lectures.[2] He was also as a political observer, although he resigned from active position in 2010 due to conflict of interest with his career in PAN.[3]

As mayorEdit

He ran in Bogor's 2013 mayoral election with Usmar Hariman as deputy, receiving 132,835 votes (33.1%) with the runner-up Ahmad-Aim pair receiving 131,080 (32.7%).[4] His campaign promises included a 100-day program to improve public transport, urban hygiene, bureaucracy and civil administration in addition to the handling of street merchants.[5] Three months into his tenure, he received a second place award from Indonesia Digital Society (behind Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini) due to establishments of online systems for the city.[6] He has also received awards from the Ministry of Health and the National Body of Demographics and Family Planning.[7]

Early in 2015, he established a 24-hour call center for Bogor residents to submit complaints.[8] His leadership has been criticized for perceived lack of performance[9] and perceived intolerance over the prohibition of the Shi'a Ashura celebration, anti-Ahmadiyya sentiments and the continued closure of the GKI Yasmin church.[10]

His name was raised as a possible candidate for deputy governor (paired with Bandung mayor Ridwan Kamil) in the 2018 West Java gubernatorial election, although Arya ruled out running.[11] During a 2014 controversy over a proposed law to scrap direct elections of regional leaders, he was one of the mayors and governors who opposed their party's position, although unlike then-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama he did not resign from his party.[12]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Arya tested positive for the disease following his return from a visit to Turkey and Azerbaijan, and was treated as he showed symptoms.[13]


  1. ^ a b "Profil Bima Arya Sugiarto" (in Indonesian). Merdeka. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Biografi Walikota" (in Indonesian). Bogor City Government. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Bima Arya Sudahi Karir Pengamat Politik". detiknews (in Indonesian). 9 February 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Bima Arya-Usmar win Bogor mayoral election". The Jakarta Post. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ Prabowo, Dani (14 September 2013). "Jika Terpilih, Inilah Janji Bima Arya untuk Warga Bogor" (in Indonesian). Kompas. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Baru 3 Bulan, Program Serba Online Bima Arya di Bogor Raih Penghargaan". DetikNews (in Indonesian). 15 July 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Bima Arya Raih Penghargaan Manggala Karya Kencana" (in Indonesian). West Java Provincial Government. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  8. ^ Henaldi, Soewidia (15 January 2015). "Bima Arya Buka Layanan Pengaduan untuk Warga Bogor". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  9. ^ Sanjaya, Ardhi (11 November 2015). "Dinilai Hanya Pencitraan, HMI Kota Bogor Minta Bima Arya Lepaskan Jabatan". TribunNews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  10. ^ Yosephine, Liza (16 November 2015). "Bogor most intolerant city in Indonesia, says Setara". Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  11. ^ Atriana, Rina (31 August 2017). "Bima Arya Menolak, NasDem Sodorkan Nama Cawagub untuk Ridwan Kamil". DetikNews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Tolak RUU Pilkada, Walikota Bogor Bima Arya Ogah Mundur dari PAN". Liputan6 (in Indonesian). 11 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Dirawat 17 Hari karena Corona, Kondisi Bima Arya Membaik". CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). 5 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.