Sri Mulyani Indrawati

 

INDONESIA

Sri Mulyani Indrawati
World Bank
Managing Director

Sri Mulyani Indrawati was given position number 65 in Forbes’ 2011 list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”, the only Indonesian to appear on the list.  This represented the third time Forbes has included her in its list.

Born in Tanjung Karang, Lampung, Indonesia, Ms. Indrawati holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Indonesia and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois.  She worked in Atlanta for the U.S. Agency for International Development, advising on its loans and investments in Indonesia.  She then moved to Washington, D.C., where she was named Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, representing the Southeast Asian countries.  In 2005, Ms. Indrawati was appointed Indonesia’s Minister of Finance.  In this role, she cut the country’s debt in half, increased the foreign exchange reserves to an all time high of $50 billion and was responsible for turning around Indonesia’s corrupt tax administration, which led to an increase in tax revenues.

As one of three Managing Directors at the World Bank, Ms. Indrawati oversees programs in Latin America, East Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa.

Ms. Indrawati has received many awards, including Euromoney Magazine’s “Global Finance Minister of the Year” and Emerging Markets’ “Best Finance Minister in Asia”.





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