Dr. Ir. Ismail, MT, alumnus of De Britto Yogyakarta Senior High School & Bandung Institute of Technology, is a knowledgeable and competent type of figures in telecommunications-related area in Indonesia. Pioneered the career as a civil servant at the General of Post and Telecommunication Directorate, Dr. Ismail had become the 2nd echelon officer in Center for Financial Transaction Reporting and Analysis (Indonesia: PPATK). In 2012, the minister on duty, Tifatul Sembiring, called Ismail back by appointing him as a Director of Telecommunications. At the end of 2013, Dr. Ismail is rotated to be a Director of Specialized Telecommunications and Universal Service Obligations.
By the end of 2015, the nomenclature of the Specialized Telecommunications Directorate transformed into Directorate of Broadband Development. Dr. Ismail be trusted as a Director of Broadband Development.
The new responsibilities as a General Director of SDPPI are now being carried out after a rigorous selection of several leading candidates. The General Directorate of SDPPI has authority in the regulation, management & control of resources, facilities of post and informatics which related to the delivered service by internal (government) and the public.