|18th Governor of North Sumatra|
|Assumed office |
5 September 2018
|Preceded by||Tengku Erry Nuradi|
|Commander of Kostrad|
31 July 2015 – 4 January 2018
|Succeeded by||Agus Kriswanto|
|Chairman of PSSI|
10 November 2016 – 20 Januari 2019
|Preceded by||La Nyalla Matalitti|
|Succeeded by||Joko Driyono (Acting)|
|Born||10 March 1961|
Sabang, Aceh, Indonesia
|Alma mater||Indonesian Military Academy|
|Years of service||1985-2018|
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.
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.
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.
He resigned from his military positions in January 2018 to run in the gubernatorial elections.
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. Edy won the election, securing over 58 percent of the votes.
He was sworn in on 5 September 2018.
During his time as Kodam commander, he aided local football team PSMS Medan to participate in various national football tournaments. He is also the chairman of PS TNI, a football club split from PSMS with soldiers playing as players. 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. Following his victory in the gubernatorial election, he initially refused to resign from the position despite a wave of demands. He eventually declared his resignation on 20 January 2019.
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