Graduated from University of Miami, Coral Gables Florida, USA in 1980 as a Computer Engineer. Then later in 1990 obtained his MBA degree from European University, Belgium. Studied the hotel business and management through various seminars and courses from L’ECOLE HOTELIER in Lausanne, Switzerland and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Growing in the Hotel and Property business environment, in late 1981 left his career as a Computer Engineer in leading computer companies in the UK and the USA to focus on developing and managing hotels and properties, then bringing his company to go public in 1989, with its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of shares was oversub scribed by 300%.
With his 31 years of experience in conceiving, developing, managing, and operating property and hotel projects in Indonesia. He has succesfully developed a new concept, instilling the subtance of Islamic values in the Hospitality Industry that can be accepted by the market.