Ikmal Lukman graduated from Bogor Agricultural University in 1986 and later went on to receive his master's degree (MBA) from the University of Glasgow in 1997. After finishing his studies in Glasgow, he was appointed as BKPM's representative in Batam. Since then, he served as BKPM's representative in the Netherlands and Los Angeles, USA. Furthermore, he was promoted as the director who's in charge of conducting investment promotions to foreign investors.
Ikmal Lukman is currently the Secretary General for the Ministry of Investment/Investment Coordinating Board. He has spent over thirty three years working in this institution with various job experiences.
Ikmal Lukman has also been entrusted as the Head of Training Center, the Director of Sectoral Investment Promotion, the Head of Program and Budgeting Planning, the Deputy Chairman of Investment Planning, and the Deputy Chairman of Investment Promotion at BKPM.