Ari was a senior lawyer of Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, one of largest law firms in Indonesia (Asian Legal Business magazine, 2012). He has a wealth of experience advising both domestic and international clients in a wide range of industries and sectors, especially in telecommunications, information technology and intellectual property right (IPR) fields.
Ari holds a bachelor of law degree, majoring in international law, from the University of Indonesia. He also attended IPR courses in Japan (scholarship from Japan Patent Office, 2007) and Australia (scholarship from University of Wollongong, 2010).
In March 2009, Creative Commons, a global network based organization, has appointed Ari to be a Project Director of Creative Commons Indonesia. His duties are promoting and supporting implementation of copyright and creative commons license for maximum access to knowledge.
He is also an active speaker on IPR in numerous local and international events, and has a particular interest in disseminating information on IPR among small business and educational institutions. He is a mentor on IPR of the Founder Institute (Jakarta Chapter), the world’s largest early-stage startup accelerator.
In April 2012, Ari was invited by UNESCO to share his experiences in the Policy Forum for Asia & Pacific on Open Educational Resources, in Bangkok. In October 2013, he was invited as a panelist in the Internet Governance Forum, in Bali. In 2014, he was invited as a panelist in the South East Asia Conference on Innovation for Inclusive Development, in Jakarta.
In July 2015, President Joko Widodo has appointed him as Deputy Chairman for Intellectual Property Rights Facilitation and Regulation, a high rank official at Badan Ekonomi Kreatif RI/Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF). BEKRAF is a new government institution that responsible for the development of creative economy in Indonesia.
He authored a book on IPR consultant which was published in 2006.