Riza has a B.Sc. Fisheries Science from Bogor Agricultural Institute, Indonesia. After successfully completing MIP-2013, he worked for a company that promotes sustainability within the aquarium hobby trade through the culture and export of ornamental corals and marine invertebrates. Riza’s team won several awards from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for their high quality products that are contributing to the sustainability of Indonesia’s wild corals. Riza currently works as the Sales and Marketing Executive for a company in Jakarta that develops instruments for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, and sometimes conducts coral and fish surveys for the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.