The Jakarta Post
The House of Representatives' Commission XI members on Wednesday cleared the way for Perry Warjiyo and Dody Budi Waluyo to become the Bank Indonesia (BI) governor and BI deputy governor for the 2018-2023 term, respectively.
The decision was made after a screening process that started on Tuesday, officially known as a fit and proper test, by Commission XI lawmakers.
“We made the decision unanimously for Perry Warjiyo as BI governor and Dody Budi Waluyo as BI deputy governor,” said Commission XI chairman Melchias Marcus Mekeng after chairing a commission meeting to discuss the result of the fit and proper test.
Mekeng said both candidates were highly qualified for the top positions at the country’s central bank.
Meanwhile, Andreas Eddy Susetyo, a commission member, said Commission XI would take the fit and proper test result to the House’s plenary session on April 13 for further approval.
Perry was the sole candidate nominated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to replace current BI Governor Agus Martowardojo, who is set to retire in May, while Dody was among three candidates nominated by the President. The two other candidates were BI monetary policy director Doddy Zulverdi and West Java representative office head Wiwiek Sisto Hidayat.
Perry, who is now a BI deputy governor, has spent most of his career in the central bank, which he has been working for since 1984. He had been nominated four times for deputy governor since 2009. However, he only secured the position on April 15, 2013.
Meanwhile, Dody, who is now BI executive director for monetary and economic policy, will fill the spot left by Perry. (bbn)