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Who's who in Indonesia

Cabinet Members



President: Joko Widodo (Jokowi)

Vice President: Jusuf Kalla

1. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno (former Navy chief of staff 2008-2009/NasDem Party top executive)

2. Coordinating Economic Minister Sofyan Djalil (former state-owned enterprises minister)

Djalil, 61, who Widodo called his "captain at the helm" for economics, was state-owned enterprise minister from 2004-2007 and communications minister in 2007-2009, during President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's first of two terms.

He holds a doctoral degree on international financial and capital market law and policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston. He has been on the law faculties at Padjajaran University and University of Indonesia.


3. Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Susilo (an executive with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

4. Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Puan Maharani (legislator/PDI-P top executive)

5. Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo (legislator/PDI-P top executive)

6. Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi (Indonesian ambassador to the Netherlands)

Marsudi, 51, has been Indonesia's ambassador to the Netherlands since 2012 and is the first woman to become Indonesia's foreign minister.

She is a career diplomat.


7. Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu (former Army chief of staff 2002-2004)

8. Law and Human Rights Minister Yasona H. Laoly (legislator/PDI-P politician)

9. Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro (deputy finance minister)

Brodjonegoro, 48, has been a senior official in the Finance Ministry since 2011, first heading its fiscal policy office and promoted to vice minister in 2013.

His late father was energy and education minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Brodjonegoro was director-general of the Islamic Development Bank's research and training institute and is a former dean of the economics faculty at the University of Indonesia.

Widodo said Brodjonegoro is an expert in fiscal decentralization and poverty eradication.


10. Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said (PT Pindad president/former PT Pertamina executive)

Said, 51, in June was appointed the chief executive officer of state-owned defense firm PT Pindad.

Before joining Pindad, he was a vice president director at construction company PT Petrosea. He has worked with other energy-related companies including PT Pertamina and PT Indika Energy.

He was also the co-founder of the Indonesian Transparency Community, a non-governmental organization supporting anti-corruption efforts.


11. Industry Minister Saleh Husin (Hanura Party politician)

Husin, 51, is a senior member of People's Conscience Party (Hanura), one of the political parties that backed Widodo's electon.

He was a former commissioner at drinking water company PT Ades Alfindo Putra Setia and director at several other companies.

Husin has been involved in politics since 2001. He was a member of National Mandate Party (PAN) before joining Hanura.


12. Trade Minister Rahmat Gobel (businessman)

Gobel, 52, is the son of an Indonesian businessman, Thayeb Gobel, who founded a joint venture in Indonesia with Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial co., Ltd, now Panasonic Corporation. Rahmat Gobel is currently the chairman of the venture.

He is vice-chairman of the board of advisers at Indonesia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


13. Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya (NasDem politician/former civil servant)

14. Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman (Hasanuddin University lecturer)

Sulaiman, 46, is the current chief executive of Makassar-based company Tiran Group, which has plantation, mining and other businesses.

He is also a lecturer on agriculture at Hasanuddin University in Makassar.


15. Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Ferry Musyidan Baldan (NasDem Party politician)

16. Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan (PT Kereta Api Indonesia president)

17. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti (owner of airline operator Susi Air)

18. Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri (PKB politician)

19. Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono (Public Works Ministry top official)

20. Health Minister Nila Moeloek (Indonesian representatives for MDGs)

21. Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan (Paramadina University rector).

22. Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indra Parawansa (former women’s empowerment minister).

23. Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin (current religious affairs minister)

24. Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara (PT Indosat commissioner, former top executives for PT Semen Indonesia, PT PLN, PT XL Axiata)

25. State Secretary Pratikno (Gadjah Mada University rector)

26. Research and Technology and Higher Education Minister M. Nasir (Diponegoro University rector)

27. Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Susana Yembise (Cendrawasih University lecturer)

28. Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi (Hanura Party politician)

29. Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Marwan Jafar (PKB politician)

30. National Development Planning Minister/National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) chief Andrinof Chaniago (University of Indonesia lecturer)

31. State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Mariani Soemarno Soewandi (former trade minister 2001-2004/former PT Astra International president)

After Widodo was confirmed as winner of the July 9 presidential election, he appointed the former chief of auto assembler PT Astra International Rini Soemarno as the head of his transition team.

The U.S.-educated Soemarno, 56, was industry and trade minister during the administration of Megawati Soekarnoputri, who was president from 2001 to 2004.


32. Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister AAGN Puspayoga (PDI-P politician)

33. Tourism Minister Arief Yahya (PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia president director)

34. Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi (PKB politician)




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