Best known for taking office at the Governor of West Java in 2008. He'd previously served as a member of the Jakarta House of Representatives.
He began his political career in 1999 by getting elected a legislative representative for the DKI Jakarta Province.
In 2015, West Java won the Pangripta Nusantara Award for the fifth time under his tenure.
He served as Governor of West Java under Presidents Joko Widodo and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.