Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, World Bank
As Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Sri Mulyani Indrawati is responsible for the institution’s operations in all regions and networks covering the thematic areas of human development; sustainable development; poverty reduction and economic management; and financial and private sector development. In addition she oversees other administrative vice presidencies and functions, including the Integrity Vice Presidency, Sanctions Board Secretariat and the Office of Evaluation and Suspension.
Ms. Indrawati joined the World Bank in June 2010. Previously she served as Indonesia’s minister of finance in addition to being the coordinating minister of economic affairs. During that time she guided the economic policy for one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia, and one of the biggest states in the world, navigating successfully the global economic crisis, implementing key reforms, fighting corruption, and earning the respect of her peers across the world. She is credited with helping to steer Indonesia through the challenging but successful transition from autocracy to democracy.
Ms. Indrawati led the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency prior to her position as finance minister. During that time she coordinated the government and international reconstruction effort following the devastating 2004 tsunami. Her earlier positions include executive director at the International Monetary Fund, faculty member at the University of Indonesia, and visiting professor at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University.
Ms. Indrawati holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in economics from the University of Indonesia. She has received numerous honors and awards, including Euromoney Magazine’s Global Finance Minister of the Year, and Emerging Markets Best Finance Minister in Asia. She has also been regularly on Forbes List of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world.