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Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan

Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan

Director General of ICT Applications, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Indonesia

Mr Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan currently serves as Director General of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Applications, Ministry of Communication and Information. He has more than 20 years’ experience leading various different businesses in the telecommunications and informatics sectors. He is also active in a number of national and international organisations related to Internet governance and uses.

Mr Pangerapan is currently focusing on fostering digital transformation in three sectors – society, business, and government – through an ICT development program which is being conducted with various stakeholders. Creating a conducive climate for the development of a digital national economy whilst increasing and encouraging investment is the key aim. Mr Pangerapan believes that technology is merely an enabler, and the mindset for transformation is critical.

Mr Pangerapan has previously held positions as:
1. Director General of Informatics Application, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, 2014 – present
2. Deputy Chair of the Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Body, 2018 – present
3. Head of Delegation, ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN), 2018 – 2019
4. Chairman, ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials Meeting (TELSOM), 2018 – 2019
5. Trustees, ID IGF Indonesia Internet Governance Forum (ID IGF), 2017 – present

Mr Pangerapan obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration (major), Information Management (minor) from California State University, Fresno, USA in 1990-1994.

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