Who's Who

Saifullah Yusuf
State Minister for the Accelerated Development of Disadvantaged Regions - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born in Pasuruan, East Java, on Aug. 28, 1964, Saifullah finished his studies in 1985 at the School of Political and Social Sciences at the National University (UNAS) in Jakarta. He is the current chairman of the Ansor youth movement affiliated to Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). Saifullah was a House of Representatives member from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P). Currently, he serves as the National Awakening Party (PKB) secretary-general.

Sofyan A. Djalil
State Minister of Communication and Information - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born into farming family in Perlak, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, on Sept. 23, 1953, Sofyan obtained his Ph.D. in International Finance and Capital Markets from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at the U.S. Tufts University in Massachusetts in 1993. A corporate communications consultant to several companies, Sofyan has a broad knowledge of business, public policy and the stock market. He was also an expert staff at the Ministry of Justice.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Minister of Finance - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born in Tanjungkarang, Lampung, on Aug. 26, 1962, Mulyani received her doctorate in economics from the University of Illinois. She is an executive director of the International Monetary Fund representing 12 economies in Southeast Asia. In 2001, Mulyani left for Atlanta, United States, to serve as a consultant with the U.S. Aid Agency USAID for programs to strengthen Indonesia’s autonomy. She lectured on the Indonesian economy at Georgia University.

Sudi Silalahi
Cabinet Secretary - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born in Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra on July 13, 1949, Sudi graduated from the local military academy and ended his military career at the rank of Lt. General. He became Brawijaya military commander and was Susilo’s secretary when the President served as Coordinating Minister of Political and Security Affairs under the Megawati administration.

State Minister of State Enterprises - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born in Medan, North Sumatra, on April 20, 1955, Sugiharto completed his bachelors degree in economics at the University of Indonesia in 1986, and later received his masters from the Amsterdam School of Management. Sugiharto is also a member of the United Development Party (PPP). As chief financial officer at publicly listed PT Medco Energy International, he is known to have been behind the company’s success and growth during the past few years. Sugiarto spent nine years as a banker in the Chemical Bank.

Suryadarma Ali
State Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born in Jakarta on Sept. 19, 1956, Suryadarma graduated from Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic Institute in 1984. Suryadarma worked with retail giant PT Hero Group between 1985 and 1999. His last position in the company was deputy director. Suryadarma joined the United Development Party (PPP) and became a legislator with the House of Representatives. He chaired Commission V at the House between 2001 and 2004.