Edy Rahmayadi

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Edy Rahmayadi
Edy Rahmayadi, Gubernur Sumatra Utara.jpg
18th Governor of North Sumatra
Assumed office
5 September 2018
DeputyMusa Rajekshah
Preceded byTengku Erry Nuradi
Commander of Kostrad
In office
31 July 2015 – 4 January 2018
Preceded byMulyono
Succeeded byAgus Kriswanto
Chairman of PSSI
In office
10 November 2016 – 20 Januari 2019
Preceded byLa Nyalla Matalitti
Succeeded byJoko Driyono (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1961-03-10) 10 March 1961 (age 59)
Sabang, Aceh, Indonesia
Alma materIndonesian Military Academy
Military service
Allegiance Indonesia
Branch/serviceInsignia of the Indonesian Army.svg Indonesian Army
Years of service1985-2018
RankPdu letjendtni staf.png Lieutenant General
Kodam I/Bukit Barisan

Edy Rahmayadi (born 10 March 1961) is an Indonesian politician and former general who is the governor of North Sumatra. He is a former Lieutenant General in the Indonesian Army, commanding Kostrad between 2015 and 2018. Additionally, he was also chairman of PSSI between 2016 and 2019.

A 1985 graduate of the Indonesian Military Academy, he spent 25 years serving in Kodam I/Bukit Barisan and several more years outside before becoming the military region's commander and later Kostrad commander. After resigning from his military posts, he defeated Djarot Saiful Hidayat in the 2018 election to become governor.


Edy was born in Sabang, Aceh on 10 March 1961. His father Rachman Ishaq was a captain of Deli Malay descent in the armed forces who was assigned there,[1] while his mother was of Javanese descent.[2]

After graduating from high school in Medan, he entered university at North Sumatra Islamic University.[1]



After graduating from the Indonesian Military Academy in 1985, he led various platoons and companies in Kopassus and Kostrad. By 1998, he was made battalion commander of the 100th airborne infantry battalion (Prajurit Setia battalion). As a lieutenant colonel, he was made commander of the 316th military district (Kodim) and in 2004 he became the chief of staff of the 31st military resort, all in the Kodam I/Bukit Barisan military region.[3][4]

In 2008, he became the Kodam's operational assistant before he moved to Magelang in 2010, becoming the commander of the military academy's cadet regiment. He moved again to Papua in 2012, leading the 174th military reserve. After a year under Lemhanas, he became the commander of the 1st Kostrad Infantry Division in 2014, before returning to Sumatera to become the commander of Kodam I/Bukit Barisan the following year. Several months after taking the position, he was made the commander of Kostrad on 31 July 2015.[3][5]

He resigned from his military positions in January 2018 to run in the gubernatorial elections.[6]


Running in the 2018 North Sumatra gubernatorial election, Edy faced former Governor of Jakarta and Blitar mayor Djarot Saiful Hidayat. Running with Musa Rajeckshah, Edy was supported by 6 political parties controlling 75% of the seats in the provincial council, while Djarot was supported by PDI-P and PPP.[7] Edy won the election, securing over 58 percent of the votes.[8]

He was sworn in on 5 September 2018.[9]


During his time as Kodam commander, he aided local football team PSMS Medan to participate in various national football tournaments.[4] He is also the chairman of PS TNI, a football club split from PSMS with soldiers playing as players.[10] In the 2016 PSSI Congress, he was elected its chairman for a four-year term, defeating 5 other candidates including fellow general Moeldoko after securing 76 out of 100 valid votes.[11] Following his victory in the gubernatorial election, he initially refused to resign from the position despite a wave of demands.[12] He eventually declared his resignation on 20 January 2019.[13]


  1. ^ a b Gusti, Robedo (4 November 2017). "Mengenal Lebih Akrab, Letjen TNI Edy Rahmayadi". RMOL Sumut (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. ^ Prasetyo, Erie (31 January 2018). "Cerita Ketua Perindo Sumut soal Edy Rahmayadi: Tak Kenal Maka Tak Sayang". Okezone (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Jejak Karir Letjen Edy Rahmayadi, dari Danton hingga Pangkostrad". Detik (in Indonesian). 5 October 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Letjen Edy Rahmayadi". VIVA. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Mantan Dandim Batam Mayjen Edy Rahmayadi Dilantik Jadi Pangkostrad". Batam News (in Indonesian). 31 July 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  6. ^ Saraswati, Dias (4 January 2018). "Pensiun Dini, Edy Rahmayadi Dicopot dari Jabatan Pangkostrad". CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  7. ^ Muhardiansyah, Yan (12 February 2018). "Pilgub Sumut diikuti dua paslon, JR Saragih-Ance gagal karena tak serahkan ijazah". Merdeka (in Indonesian). Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  8. ^ Llewellyn, Aisyah (27 June 2018). "Djarot's Big Second Chance Ends In Defeat In North Sumatra". VICE. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Presiden Jokowi Lantik 9 Gubernur dan Wagub Hasil Pilkada 2018". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). 5 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  10. ^ Apinino, Rio (14 October 2017). "Edy Rahmayadi Sebaiknya Mundur dari PS TNI dan PSMS". Tirto (in Indonesian). Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  11. ^ Dennys, Feril (10 November 2016). "Edy Rahmayadi, Ketua Umum PSSI 2016-2020". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Edy Rahmayadi Ngotot Tak Mau Mundur dari Ketum PSSI". VIVA (in Indonesian). 30 July 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Resmi! Edy Rahmayadi Mundur dari Ketua Umum". INDOSPORT.com (in Indonesian). 20 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.