Ruddy Gobel has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sector, UN agencies, and government. He has extensive experience in working with high-level government officials not only in policy design and advocacy but also in policy implementation. He has been involved in various important issues and policies in Indonesia including the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Aceh-Nias after the 2004 Tsunami, the Jakarta Mass Rapid Trans (MRT) project, poverty reduction, social protection, energy subsidy policy reform, and development of renewable energy.
Currently, he is also active in the Secretariat of the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction/Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. Ruddy has a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Indonesia.