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World Bank Group: Sri Mulyani Indrawati managing director

Staff writer |
Washington, D.C., USA - May 11, 2010, Washington, D.C., USA - World Bank Group president Robert B. Zoellick appointed Indonesian Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, as Managing Director, World Bank Group, effective June 1.



As Indonesia’s Minister of Finance since 2005, Ms. Indrawati has guided economic policy for one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia. Prior to her position as finance minister, Ms. Indrawati served as state minister and chair of the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency.

Between 2008 - 2009, she served as coordinating minister of economic affairs. From 2002 - 2004, she was an executive director on the Board of the International Monetary Fund. She has been on the faculty of the University of Indonesia and was a visiting professor at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University.

Ms. Indrawati earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois and a BA in Economics from the University of Indonesia. She has received numerous honors and awards, including Euromoney Magazine’s Global Finance Minister of the Year, and Emerging Markets’ Best Finance Minister in Asia. She has also been regularly on Forbes’ List of the 100 Most Powerful Women.

In her new role Ms. Indrawati will supervise three Regions: Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and East Asia and the Pacific. She will also oversee the Information Systems Group.

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