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Jakarta Post

Mari Elka becomes second RI woman to manage World Bank

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 11 2020   /  12:36 am
Mari Elka Pangestu (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

Mari Elka Pangestu (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)The World Bank appointed Indonesian senior economist Mari Elka Pangestu as its managing director for development policy and partnerships, making her the second Indonesian woman to hold the strategic post after Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

The Washington DC-based development bank lauded Mari’s “exceptional policy and management expertise”, citing her previous experience as trade minister between 2004 and 2011 as well as tourism and creative economy minister between 2011 and 2014.

World Bank Group President David Malpass welcomed Mari’s appointment, saying in a statement posted on the bank’s website that her wealth of experience would benefit the bank’s mission.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Mari to the Bank in this critical new role for the institution,” said Malpass. In her role, effective March 1,...