Pratomo Setyohadi was born on October 20, 1963 in Purwerejo, Indonesia. Now, he is currently completing his doctoral degree at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya, Indonesia. His main research is focused on the impact of maritime regulatory changes in respect to tanker shipowner. He obtained his Master Degree of Science from World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden, in 1998. Since 1990, he has been working on oil and gas national-owned company, PT. Pertamina (Persero), Indonesia.