Sri Mulyani Indrawati is an Indonesian economist, who currently serves as the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, a position she has held since July 2016. She returned to this role after serving as the World Bank's Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, where she was responsible for the Bank's operations around the world. In this capacity, Sri Mulyani often represented the World Bank Group at the G20. She also chaired the International Development Association (IDA)− the World Bank's fund for the poorest countries.
Sri Mulyani concurrently chairs the Development Committee− a ministerial-level forum of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund for intergovernmental consensus-building on development issues. The Committee's mandate is to advise the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on critical development issues and on the financial resources required to promote economic development in developing countries.
Prior to joining the World Bank in 2010, she served as the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia from 2005 to 2010, in addition to being the Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs from 2008 to 2009. She was also the Minister of National Development Planning from 2004 to 2005.
In 2006, Sri Mulyani was named the “Finance Minister of the Year” from Euromoney magazine and the “Best Finance Minister in Asia” from Emerging Market Forum. Recently, she won the “Best Minister Award” at the Sixth Annual Gathering of the World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai, UAE. The nomination process to this prestigious award was done by the Summit’s Knowledge Partner “Ernst & Young” based on a multi-dimensional approach and extensive research to cross check the candidate’s track records and history of high impact achievements. The winner selection of the “Best Minister Award” was the result of voting of five independent global judges from renowned public and private sector organizations.
Her previous professional experience included the Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund representing Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, and Vietnam from 2002 to 2004. In academic life, Sri Mulyani has been a faculty member at Universitas Indonesia since 1986 and was a visiting professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at the Georgia State University, U.S.A. (2001-2002).
Sri Mulyani earned a Ph.D. in economics (1992) and M.S. in economics (1990) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. and a B.A. in economics (1986) from Universitas Indonesia.