Arief has worked his 18-year career in 8 different countries in the oil and gas industry. Shortly after graduating from Diponegoro University, he started his early days as an oilfield engineer working in the deserts of Mexico to the cold Caspian Sea. He has taken on various management roles from service delivery, training, and operations management. He currently works as an Integration Project Manager for Schlumberger in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, leading a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team to deliver oil wells to the customer.
Arief holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Binus University. Originally from Semarang, Central Java, he enjoys running and cycling outdoors.