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Sri Mulyani Indrawati: Woman of the century

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 6 2010   /  08:34 am

“She could be the finance minister anywhere in the world,” says James Castle, founder of the consultancy Castle Asia. “She’s that good”.
JP/ARIEF SUHARDIMANCastle told that to Newsweek magazine last year on Indonesia’s outgoing finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. She is stepping down from her post, which she had held since 2005, to join the top ranks of the  World Bank under its president Robert Zoellick. President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono approved of her resignation to work for the World Bank. In a televised statement Yudho-yono on the departure of Mulyani, who was crowned as the best finance minister in Asia by Emerging Market Forum and finance minister of the year in the world by EuroMoney in 2006, said her departure was “a big loss”. He said he would ensure however that her successor would carry on the financial and tax reforms she had initiated during h...