Dr. Ngakan Timur Antara was born on November 23rd, 1959 in Gianyar, Bali. He currently serves as Head of Agency for Research & Development of Industry. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Agro-Industrial Technology from Institut Pertanian Bogor in 1982, and a Ph.D degree in Food Science from The University of Leeds, the United Kingdom in 1992. 

He gets involved in many industrial activities since the beginning of his career. In 1985, he joined the Center of Agro-Based Industry, as a researcher. During his career as a bureaucrat in the Ministry of Industry, he has published and conducted several scientific types of research. His research interests include The Study of Pirazin: Synthesis Analysis and Flavor Properties, and The Concept and Implementation of Green Industry in Indonesia. In the following years of his professional career, he served as Head of Center for Research and Development of Green Industry and Environment (2014-2015), and Expert Staff of for Minister of Industry (2015-2017).