Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Minister of Finance, Indonesia
Sri Mulyani Indrawati is the Minister of Finance of Indonesia. A specialist in Monetary Economy and Banking as well as Labor Economics research, she was chosen to be the Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representing 12 countries in the South East Asia (SEA Group) at the beginning of October 2002. Starting from November 2002, she represented 12 member countries of the SEA Group at the International Monetary Fund.
In December 2005, she was appointed to serve as the Minister of Finance of Indonesia. In this role, Ms. Indrawati attained many achievements, such as stabilizing the macro-economy, maintaining prudent fiscal policy, decreasing the costs of loans and managing debt as well as creating trust among investors.
In September 2006, Ms. Indrawati was named the best Minister of Finance in Asia by emerging market countries at the World Bank and IMF’s Annual Session in Singapore.
She was also elected as the world’s 23rd most influential woman by Forbes magazine in 2008 and the 2nd most influential woman in Indonesia by Globe Asia magazine in October 2007.
In 2008, she served as the Acting Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, and was subsequently appointed as the Executive Director of the World Bank, from June 2010.
In July 2016, President Joko Widodo inaugurated Ms. Indrawati as the Minister of Finance in his Working Cabinet. In February, 2018, the World Government Summit named her as the best minister in the world.
Born in Bandar Lampung on August 26, 1962, Ms. Indrawati earned her bachelor degree in Economics major from the Universitas Indonesia (1986). She then continued her studies at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, United States, and earned a Master of Science of Policy Economics (1990). In 1992, she earned a Ph.D in Economics.