Born in Bogor, West Java Ridzki graduated in Foresty from Bogor Agricultural University. Since 1998 he has been an activist working in the areas of advocacy, public awareness and environmental education. In 2004-2006, Ridzki was the Executive Director of Telapak, a national environmental NGO dealing with the issue of illegal logging and FLEGT, community rights movement and marine education programmes.
In 2006, Ridzki and other five of his friends (including Nanang) established Gekko Studio, the audio visual production house which has helped increase Indonesiai’s awareness in environmental issues. As Executive Director of Telapak Ridzki works as both a producer and story writter, as well as a camera person and stills photographer.