Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The New Finance Minister & his Deputy
Further, SBY also appointed Anny Ratnawati (48), currently Director General of Budget of the Department of Finance, as Deputy Finance Minister.
Both top officials can be regarded as suitable choice i.e combination of Agus as a professional banker who successfully led Bank Mandiri (merger of 4 state owned banks) since 2005, and Anny as a carreer employee of the Dept. of Finance. They will be inducted by the President tomorrow.
Nevertheless, Agus needs more than his professional skills to do his new job i.e. serve the people and country. He must also be able to satisfy the wishes of various political powers in this country if he wants to keep his job until 2014. Otherwise he would only be a victim of circumstances and coincidence like his predecessor.
Media reports related to the above post::
- Banker Who Can Work Miracle (The Jakarta Globe)
- Agus has the Managerial skill as Finance Minister, Analysts says (The Jakarta Post)
- Anny Ratnawati Dipercayai Jabat Wakil Menteri Keuangan (Antara News)
Photo: Courtesy of Kompas.