Gati Wibawaningsih was born in Bogor, July 25, 1961. Previously she served as Director General of Small and Medium Industry Area II (2010-2014), Secretary of Directorate General of High Technology-Based Leading Industry (2014-2015), and Director of IKM Kimia, Sandang, Aneka and Crafts (2015 - 2016).

She earned a Bachelor of Chemistry at the Institut Teknologi Tekstil, Bandung, and a Master of Economics at Vanderbilt University, USA. She also received Satyalancana Karya Satya Award 10 years in 2001 and Satyalancana Karya Satya 20 years in 2015.