Prof. Haryono Suyono (Born inPacitan, East Java, Indonesia) has served as head of the Indonesian National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) for 26 years. From 1998 to 1999, he served as Coordinating Minister for the Peoples’ Welfare in the Indonesian Development Cabinet.
Prof. Haryono Suyono has completed his associate degree at the Academy of Statistics in 1963 and worked at the Central Bureau of Statistic. After working at the Central Bureau of Statistics from 1963 to 1669, He received the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Chicago in May 1969. Prof. Haryono completed the fellowship quickly within three years, 1969 -1972, satisfactorily finishing his bachelor, master and doctorate in sociology, with a specialization in communications, social changes, demographics and development. On campus, Americans had difficulty in pronouncing the name Haryono, so he was given the nickname Mr. Hary. His old friends still call him Mr. Hary up to now.
After returning to Indonesia, Haryono returned to the Central Bureau of Statistics and also worked at the National Family Planning Coordination Board (BKKBN). He remained with BKKBN and his career went up as Deputy in several divisions and the Chairmanship was finally entrusted to him by President Soeharto in 1983. Ten years later, Haryono was honored with a dual appointment in 1993 as the Minister for Demography and Chief of BKKBN in the 5th Development Cabinet. In President Soeharto’s final cabinet, the 7th Development Cabinet, he was still entrusted by the government to hold the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare and Poverty Alleviation post and also as the Chief of BKKBN. In the era of reforms where the change of government management moved from President Soeharto to President BJ Habibie, Haryono was still trusted to hold a strategic position as Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare and Poverty Alleviation in the Development Reform cabinet.
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