Doctor Didik Mukrianto, S.H., M.H. President of Persatuan Rugby Union Indonesia (PRUI) has been co-opted by Asia Rugby Executive Committee to fill the vacant position of 3rd Vice President created by the resignation of a previous office bearer.
Dr. Didik Mukrianto will take over the role as 3rd Vice President with immediate effect.
Born into a small farmer family in East Java, Indonesia, 21 June 1974, Dr. Didik has gone on to become a successful entrepreneur, lawyer and then politician. Since 2014 he has been elected as a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives.
Dr. Mukrianto has a Doctorate degree in Law and currently serves in Commission III in charge of law, human rights and security.
He is the Chairperson of Karang Taruna, Indonesia’s biggest national youth organization, formed in 1960 and possessing branches at subdistrict level all over Indonesia.
He is also the Head of Law and advocacy for the national Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate (PSHT), one of the oldest Silat (Indonesian National Martial Art) organization, founded in 1922, boasting around 25 million members across Indonesia.
Prior to his involvement in rugby, Dr Mukrianto was part of the Indonesian Football National Association (PSSI) serving in the Law and Appeal Commission.
In 2017, he was elected President of PRUI and has been the force behind the exceptional growth of rugby in Indonesia.
Under his leadership, the Get Into Rugby (GIR) participation numbers have grown from 1,875 in 2016 to 27,128 in 2019, and Indonesia has successfully hosted the historical Asian Games in 2018 where Rugby Sevens was featured with the International Olympic Committee’s President Thomas Bach attending the event. PRUI has hosted many other Asia Rugby events during the course of the last 4 years.
Didik Mukrianto recently received an award recognizing him as one of the best National Sports Leaders by the Indonesian Journalists Association for his passion and commitment in rugby in Indonesia.
His philosophy is to grow rugby as a soft diplomacy instrument to accomplish world peace.