aged 26, comes from Sukapura, North Jakarta. His father, now retired, was a gatekeeper art the Port Authority PT Pelindo, his mother a homemaker. He worked for Toshiba for 2 years before studying International Relations at UI.
Before he got the Scholarship he supported himself by fixing electronic appliances. Last year Akbar was awarded the dean’s prize for the best cumulative GPA: he is now in his final year. Akbar is shown in the middle, leaving Indonesia for further studies abroad