One of the most powerful woman in Indonesia and world is Sri Mulyani Indrawati. She graduated from economic bachelor degree in University of Indonesia, then she continued her education in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received her master (Master of Science of Policy Economics) and doctorate in economics (Ph.D of economics). Before she was in government, she was a lecturer in economic faculty of University of Indonesia also she was the most popular in University of Indonesia.
She is intelligent, humble and brilliant and she was pleased by people in Indonesia and outside. In 2002, she was appointed as Executive Directur of International Monetary Fund that led twelve countries in south east Asia (SEA Group). She has received numerous honors and awards, including Euromoney Magazine’s Global Finance Minister of the Year. She was an Emerging Markets Best Finance Minister in Asia (2006). Based on Globe Asia magazine’s (2007), she was the second powerful woman in Indonesia. During her tenure in 2007, Indonesia recorded 6.6% economic growth, it is the highest rate since the 1997 Asian financial crisis. However, growth is down in 2008 to 6% due to the global economic slowdown. In August 2008, she was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 23rd most powerful woman in the world and the most powerful woman in Indonesia.
On May 5th, 2010, she was appointed as one of three Managing Directors of the World Bank Group and lead World Bank operation in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Middle East. She has full attention to developing country such as Indonesia, Brazile, Rusia, India and China. Forbes praise her success in improving the fiscal system in Indonesia since becoming the Minister of Finance in 2005 – 2010.
I am proud be Indonesian people…