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Profile and Interesting Facts about the Late Mooryati Soedibyo, Founder of Mustika Ratu, the Oldest Doctorate Holder in Indonesia

Profile and Interesting Facts about the Late Mooryati Soedibyo, Founder of Mustika Ratu, the Oldest Doctorate Holder in Indonesia Portrait of Mooryati Soedibyo (Source: Instagram/mooryatisoedibyo) - Mooryati Soedibyo, the founder of the beauty brand Mustika Ratu, passed away on Wednesday (24/4/2024) at 01.00 AM WIB at the age of 96. The late Mooryati Soedibyo was nicknamed the "Empu Jamu Indonesia" because of her expertise in concocting traditional herbal medicine, which was one of her businesses.

The late Mooryati Soedibyo was also the founder of the Yayasan Puteri Indonesia (YPI), with the hope of empowering Indonesian women with talent to confidently represent themselves in the international stage. The achievements of the late Mooryati Soedibyo continue, as she has been recognized by MURI as the oldest doctorate holder in Indonesia.

Here is the profile of the late Mooryati Soedibyo, compiled on Wednesday (24/4/2024).

1. Profile of Mooryati Soedibyo

Full Name: Dr. Hj. B.R.A. Mooryati Soedibyo, S.S., M.Hum.

Date of Birth: January 5, 1928 - April 24, 2024

Religion: Islam

Profession: beauty expert, entrepreneur, politician

Husband's Name: Soedibyo Purbo Hadiningrat

2. Founder of Mustika Ratu

The late Mooryati Soedibyo, who had lived in the Surakarta Palace since the age of 3, mastered traditional beauty knowledge, concocted herbal medicine, and natural cosmetics with palace beauty recipes. In 1973, she started a business of herbal medicine that she distributed to her friends, and eventually decided to establish a beauty and health product enterprise named PT Mustika Ratu Tbk (MRAT).

3. Founder of Yayasan Puteri Indonesia (YPI)

In May 1992, the late Mooryati Soedibyo watched the Miss Universe event in Bangkok, Thailand. This inspired her to establish the Yayasan Puteri Indonesia (YPI) in the same year, with the hope that talented Indonesian women could confidently showcase themselves on the international stage.

4. Vice Chairman II of MPR 2004-2009

The late Mooryati Soedibyo also served as the Vice Chairman II of MPR for the 2004-2009 period, representing the DPD electoral district of DKI Jakarta. As a politician, the late Mooryati Soedibyo was known for her dedication and vision to advance the Indonesian nation.

5. Award for the Late Mooryati Soedibyo

Mooryati Soedibyo, who was recognized by MURI as the oldest doctorate degree holder in Indonesia, was also listed as one of the 99 Most Influential Women in Indonesia in 2007 according to Globe Asia Magazine. Known as the "Indonesian Jamu Maestro," she also received the Lifetime Achievement Awards from Pakpilai Thaivisin, the First Lady of Thailand, which was accepted by Bingar Edigius Situmorang, the President Director of PT Mustika Ratu Tbk (MRAT), at the Asia Pacific Spa Wellness Coalition event in Bangkok, Thailand.

6. Who is Mother Mooryati Soedibyo?

Dr. Hj. B.R.A. Mooryati Soedibyo, S.S., M.Hum. (born January 5, 1928) is the Vice Chairman II of the People's Consultative Assembly for the 2004-2009 period, President Director of Mustika Ratu, and one of the initiators of the Puteri Indonesia beauty pageant held annually.

7. How did Mrs. Mooryati Start her Business?

Seeing a business opportunity, Mooryati began producing traditional herbal medicine, local spices, and herbs from her garage. It didn't take long for Mooryati to develop her business. Two years later, PT Mustika Ratu was established in 1975, producing herbal medicine and cosmetics from natural ingredients.

8. Who Owns Mustika Ratu?

DR. BRA.Mooryati Soedibyo, Founder of PT Mustika Ratu Tbk and the Puteri Indonesia Foundation (YPI), received the "Indonesia Best Philanthropy Award 2023" for the "Outstanding Women Empowerment Programs" category.

9. What Does PT Mustika Ratu Produce?

PT Mustika Ratu Tbk (MRAT) produces and trades cosmetics, body care products, herbal and traditional health drinks. It started in 1975 by Mooryati Soedibyo, who made herbal medicine and cosmetics in her garage for friends and relatives.

10. How Many Children Does Mooryati Soedibyo Have?

Mooryati passed away at the age of 96 and is currently laid to rest at a funeral home in Menteng, Central Jakarta. She left behind five children, namely Djoko Ramiadji, Putri Kus Wisnu Wardani, Dewi Nurhandayani, Haryo T. Baskoro, and Yulita Warastuti.


Disclaimer: This translation from Bahasa Indonesia to English has been generated by Artificial Intelligence.
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