Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto

Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Secretariat (SEAMEO Secretariat)

Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto is the Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, based in Bangkok, Thailand. Prior to joining SEAMEO Secretariat, he worked as the Director of the SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre, known as SEAMEO SEAMOLEC. He was also Director of International Communications, and Director of TVET department at the Indonesian Ministry of National Education, and has fulfilled the role of Attaché of Education and Culture, at the Indonesian Embassy in Bonn, Germany.

As the SEAMEO Secretariat Director, Dr Gatot has responsibility for the Secretariat’s strategy and operations, ensuring that focus is maintained on developing education, culture and science for all those in Southeast Asia. As the head of the SEAMEO Secretariat, he aims to optimise the functions of all 21 SEAMEO Centres regional wide as well as leverage both quality and quantity of developmental programmes and activities through creation and strengthening of international collaborative networks within Southeast Asian region and beyond.

Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto holds a Doctorate Degree in Hydro-Geology from RWTH-Aachen University, and a Master’s degree from the same institution. His Bachelor Degree is in Mining Engineering from the Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia, and on this subject he has also been a lecturer.