hardiwinoto.com-In the Globe Asia Magazine, Volume 2 Number,10 October 2008, Sri Mulyani Indrawati elected be most powerful of 99 women in 2008. Sri Mulyani Indrawati is not afraid of taking on difficult and challenging tasks. As Minister of Finance and now as Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, she has not only strengthened the economy but also initiated reforms within the bureaucracy that will endure and strengthen the nation as a whole.
Over the last four years, she has strengthened Indonesia’s macro-economic fundamentals, led crusade of economic reforms within the Ministry of Finance and has stared down legislators who challenged he budgetary discipline.
Internationally she has won numerous accolades for her abilities and intelligence. A number of international financial journals have conferred on her the Best Finance Minister in Asia award and she was recently appointed as a member of a committee tasked with advising the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on internal reforms. Throughout he long distinguished career, Sri Mulyani has always stood out.
When President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono chose he as Finance Minister in 2005, he could not have picked a better person for the job. Away from the political commotion, she has begun a quiet revolution to reform Indonesia’s stodgy and unresponsive bureaucracy and the results are beginning to show.