Ibu Tri Rismaharini

Mayor of Surabaya

Popularly known as Risma, Tri Rismaharini is both the first directly-elected and first female Mayor in Surabaya city’s history.

Before being elected as Mayor, she served as government employee in Surabaya City Government for more than 20 years. Mayor Risma was the Head of Surabaya Program Controlling Division and later she became the Head of Surabaya Landscape and Cleanliness Department.

During her tenure as Mayor, Surabaya has won a number of awards including the ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable City Award 2012 and the Adipura Kencana, the highest environmental award in Indonesia. Mayor Risma was named as one of the 10 most inspiring women 2013 by Forbes Indonesia. She was also recently named one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine and was one of the top mayors listed last year by the City Mayors Foundation, an urban research institute.

In March 2016, she was awarded Ideal Mother Award 2016, at Cairo University, given by Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).