Ministry of Tourism Director, Noviendi Makalam, receives honorary degree
As a member of specialist teams that have produced the Indonesian Tourism Strategic Plan 2010-2014 and the Indonesian Tourism Law (Number 10/2009), Noviendi has made a significant contribution to the development of Indonesia as a tourist destination both commercially and educationally.
Speaking about receiving the award he said: "I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award here at Leeds Metropolitan University. It is a very big moral boost for me to continue developing collaborations in tourism between UK and Indonesia, especially in the field of tourism education."
Noviendi, who is also currently Acting Director of Public Communication Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration for his contribution to education and to industry and commerce at 5pm on Friday 25 July.
In addition, Noviendi has also undertaken previous roles at Indonesia's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, including the position of Director of International Tourism Promotion.