Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati will likely remain in President Joko Widodo’s cabinet and is being considered for a more senior role with oversight of his economic team, according to two people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg has reported.
Jokowi, as the president is known, may delay naming his cabinet until after June 28, which is when the Constitutional Court is set to deliver its decision on Prabowo Subianto’s legal challenge against the presidential election outcome. The people asked not to be identified as the discussions are private, Bloomberg reports.
Within the cabinet structure, the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs — a post currently held by Darmin Nasution — is a more senior role to that of Finance Minister.
Indrawati declined to comment on whether she’ll be taking on a new role when asked on Tuesday in Jakarta, Bloomberg says.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati was born in 1962. She is an Indonesian economist and has been Minister of Finance of Indonesia since 2016. Previously she served in the same post from 2005 to 2010. In June 2010 she was appointed as Managing Director of the World Bank Group and resigned as Minister of Finance. On July 27, 2016, Sri Mulyani was reappointed as Minister of Finance in a cabinet reshuffle by President Joko Widodo, replacing Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro.