H.Arifuddin Ali. was born in 1954 in South Sulawesi Sidrap. In 1967 graduated from elementary school, junior high, 1970, SMA 1973, Faculty of Social and Political UNHAS STIE Bulungan 1976 and 2007. Now living in Nunukan of East Kalimantan since 1976. Married in 1979 and have been blessed with 3 children two male and one female. Murniati wife’s name.
- 1976-1981: Dollar money changers
- 1980-1985: The ticket agent ships
- 1985-1990: Owns and operates the ship KM Senang Hati (Nunukan – Parepare PP)
- 1990-1992: Director of PT Alfira Jaya Indah.
- 1993-2003: Branch Manager PT Surabaya Yudha Pratama Nunukan.
- 2000-2009: Member of Parliament Nunukan. (DPRD)
- 2010-currently : entrepreneur
- 1999-2000: Chairman of the DPC PAN Nunukan district.
- 2000-2005: Chairman of DPD PAN Nunukan.
- 2001 – Chairman of the National Anti-Narcotics Movement (Granat) Nunukan
- 2003 – Chairman of Masjid Taqwa Baitut Nunukan.
- 2004-2008: Chairman of South Sulawesi Family Harmony (KKSS) Nunukan.
- 2005-2010: Chairman of DPD PAN Nunukan.
- 2006-2011: Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Tuberculosis Eradication (PPTI) Nunukan.
- 2009-2013: Chairman of BP KKSS Nunukan
- 2011-2016: Vice Chairman LK3S Nunukan