Tri Rismaharini is the current Mayor of Surabaya. She is both the first directly-elected and first female mayor in the city's history. She earned a bachelor's degree in Architecture and a master's degree in Urban Development Management from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya. She was awarded a doctoral degree from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in 2015. She began her career as a public servant at Surabaya. Before being elected as Mayor, she served as government employee in Surabaya City Government for more than 20 years. She was the Head of Surabaya Program Controlling Division and later she became the Head of Surabaya Landscape and Cleanliness Department.
Mayor of Surabaya, Vice-President of UCLG for ASPAC