Irwan Prayitno

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Prof. Dr. H.
Irwan Prayitno
Irwan Prayitno 2016.jpg
12th Governor West Sumatra
Assumed office
12 February 2016
President Joko Widodo
Deputy Nasrul Abit
Preceded by Reydonnyzar Moenek (Acting)
In office
15 August 2010 – 15 August 2015
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Joko Widodo
Deputy Muslim Kasim
Preceded by Marlis Rahman
Succeeded by Reydonnyzar Moenek (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1963-12-20) December 20, 1963 (age 53)[1]
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Political party Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (Prosperous Justice Party)
Spouse(s) Nevi Zuairina[2]
Children Jundy Fadhlillah
Wafiatul Ahdi
Dhiya'u Syahidah
Anwar Jundy
Shohwatul Ishlah
Farhana Irwan
Laili Tanzila
Alma mater University of Indonesia
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Profession Politician, writers

Irwan Prayitno (born 20 December 1963 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia) is an Indonesian politician who is currently serving as the governor of West Sumatra province. He was elected in the 2010 election for the five-year period 2010–2015. Before his election as governor, he served as a member of Indonesia's Parliament (DPR-RI) from the election region of West Sumatra for three consecutive periods (1999–2004, 2004–2009, and 2009–2014).

With 32,44%[3] votes, Irwan Prayitno is the second governor of West Sumatra elected by direct popular vote. He was sworn into office along with his deputy governor, Muslim Kasim by the Minister of Home Affairs Gamawan Fauzi on 15 August 2010.[4]


Irwan Prayitno was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His father, Djamrul Djamal, was from Padang, and his mother, Sudarni Sayuti, from Tanah Datar, West Sumatra. his parent coming from yogyakarta and long stay in minangkabau; After graduating his secondary school from SMA Negeri 3 (Public Senior High School 3) in Padang, Prayitno pursued his study at the psychology faculty at the University of Indonesia from 1982 to 1988.[2] Prayitno continued his education at the Putra University in Malaysia where he obtained his master and PhD.[1]

In the 2009 legislative election, Prayitno was elected as member of People's Representative Council (DPR-RI) from the Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (Prosperous Justice Party). Prayitno resigned from the DPR-RI because he decided to run for the election as governor of West Sumatra on 30 June 2010.[5]


Preceded by
Marlis Rahman
Governor of West Sumatra
15 August 2010 - 15 August 2015
Succeeded by
Reydonnyzar Moenek (Pj.)