Sri Mulyani Indrawati (born August 26, 1962) is an Indonesian economist. In June 2010 she was appointed the Managing Director of the World Bank Group, and resigned as Finance Minister of Indonesia in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet.
As Indonesian finance minister from 2005 to 2010, Sri Mulyani was known as a tough reformist and was largely credited with strengthening Indonesia’s economy, increasing investments and steering Southeast Asia’s largest economy through the 2007–10 financial crisis. In 2011, she was ranked as the 65th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.
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 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.