Indonsia Ministers

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Republik Indonesia
(Female suffrage 1941/45) A former Dutch Colony which became independent 1949 

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1946-47 Minister of Social Affairs mr. Maria Ullfah Santoso (Soetadio)
The first Indonesian woman to achieve a degree in Law, from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Member of the Parliament 1968-73, married Soebadio Sastrosatomo in 1964, had no children, and lived (1911-88).

1947-48 Minister of Labour Soerastri Karma Trimurti
. K. Trimurti took part in the independence movement, journalist and lived (1912-2008).

1961-66 Minister of Social Affairs Rusiah Sardjono

1964-66 Minister of Basic Education and Culture Artati Marzuki Sudirdo

Circa 1962-Ca.64 Deputy Minister of Health Hurusati Subandrio

1977-88 State Minister for Women's Affairs Lasijah Sutanto
Another version of her name is Lasiah Soetanto

1983-88 Minister of Social Affairs Nani Sudarsono
Another version of her name is Nani Soedarsono. (b. 1928-)

1988-93 Minister of Social Affairs Prof. Dr. Haryati Subardio
Circa 1978-88 Director General for Culture in Ministry of Education and Culture. Another version of her surname is Soebadio. (b. 1928-)

1988-93 State Minister of Women's Questions A. Sulasikin Murpratomo

1993-98 Minister of Social Affairs Dr. Endang Kusuma Intern Suweno (Soewero)

1993-98 State Minister for Women Hj. Miew Sugandevi (Mien Sugandhi)
Since 1998 Leader of Partai Musyawarah Kekelargaan Gotong Royong.

1998 Minister of Social Affairs Siti Hardijanti Rukmana ("Mbak Tutut")
From 1995-99 Vice-President of Golkar, the Government Party, daughter of President Suharto (1966-98) and Siri Hartinah Quarto, Princess of Solo ("Tien Quarto") (1925-96). She and her sisters and brothers are among the richest persons in the world, a fact which resulted in the popular uprising which let to the resignation of her father as President. Presidential Candidate in 2004. (b. 1948-)

1998 Minister of Agriculture Prof. Dr. Ir. Justika Sjarifudin Barharsjah
1998-99 Minister of Social Welfare
Wife of the outgoing Sjarifudin B., who was Minister of Agriculture Until 1998. (b. 1937-)

1998-99 State Minister of Women’s Affairs Dra. Hj. Tutty Alawiyah (Kak Tutty)
Former Rector of the As-Syafi’iyah Islamic Unicersity. (b. 1943-)

1998-99 Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Spokesperson of the President Dewi Fortuna Anwar
Became spokesperson for Habibie after Quarto was forced to step down after the mass-demonstrations caused by the economic crisis.

1999-2001 Vice-President Megawati Setyawati Soekarnoputri (Sukarnoputri)
Chair of the Cabinet
2001-04 Executive President and Head of the Cabinet
When Ibu Mega became leader of the Democratic Party in 1993 she triggered the opposition against President Quarto. She was ousted as party leader in 1996 but founded The Party of Democratic Struggle in 1998 and won the most seats in the Parliament in 1999. But during the Presidential elections her aloofness and vote-buying by her opponents cost her the post of President. This caused serious riots all over the country and she was elected vice-President the following day. In August the year after the ailing President Washed charged with the running of the daily business of the government and state, and after he was ousted in July 2001, she was inaugurated as President. In 2004 she lost her bid for re-election. She is daughter of Indonesia's founding father Sukarno, is married for the 3rd time and mother of 3 children. (b. 1946-)

1999-2000 Minister of Housing, Resettlement and Regional Development Ir. Andi Erna Anastasijia Waliono
2000-01 Minister of Regional Development
Erna Witoelar had an academic career behind her when appointed to the government. (b. 1947-)

1999-2001 State Minister of Women's Empowerment Dra. Hj. Kofifah Indar Parawangsa
2000-01 Chairperson of the State Committee for Family Affairs
2014- Minister of Social Affairs
An academic, she  was Secretary of the Faction of Kebangkitan Bangsa in the House of Representatives 1999-2000 and was 1.
Vice-President of the House before her appointment to the cabinet. (b. 1965-)

2000- Deputy Minister for Environmental and Technology Development in the State Ministry of Environment Masnellyarti Hilman

2001-04 Minister of Industry and Trade Rini Mariani Sumarno Soewandi
Rini Suwandi is a former Chief Executive of the Indonesian carmaker Astra International and former Advisor of the Ministry of Finance. Born in USA. (1958-).

2001-04 State Secretary of Women’s Empowerment Sri Redjeki Soemarjoto
Sumarjoto was Golkar MP 1999-2004 and Secretary General of the House of Representatives (DPR) until her appointment. (b. 1955-)

2001-04 Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs at the State Minister for Tourism and Culture Meutia Hatta
2004-09 State Minister for Women's Empowerment
Also known as Meuthia Farida Hatta-Swasono, she is Chairperson of Indonesian Justice and Unity Party which got 1 seat in the 2004-elections and none in 2009. Had declared her intend to run as Presidential Candidate in 2009, but did not do so. She is daughter of the country's first vice president Mohammad Hatta. (b. 1947-)

2002-03  Deputy Minister for Environmental Conservation Liana Bratasida
Assistant Minister for Global Environmental Affairs & International Cooperation in the Ministry of Environment from 2004. (b. 1960-)

Ca.2002-? Deputy Minister in the State Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Entreprises Sri Ernawati 

Ca.2002-? Deputy Minister in the State Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Entreprises Hj. Tuty Mulyati

Circa 2002-? Deputy Minister in the State Ministry of National Development Ratna Komala 

2004-11 Minister of Trade Mari Elka Pangestu
2008-09 Minister for Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises
2011-14 Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy
She was the first female Chinese Indonesian to hold a cabinet position. (b. 1956-)

2004-09 Minister of Health Siti Fadilah Supari

2004-05 State Minister and Chairperson of the National Development Planning Agency Sri Mulyani Indrawati
2005-10 Minister of Finance
2008-09 Chief Economics Minister
2016- Minister of Finance
As CEM she coordinated the work of all the Ministries within the Economic sfere. Managing Director at the World Bank 2010-16. (b. 1962-).

Circa 2004-14 Deputy Minister for Child Protection and Welfare Dr. Rakhmat Sentika
Her name is also spelled
Rahmat Santika

2009-14 State Minister for Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari Agum Gumelar

2009-14 State Minister for National Development Planning and Chairperson of the National Development Planning Agency Armida Alisjahbana

2014- Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi
Former Ambassador to the Netherlands and to Norway and Iceland.

2014- Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani

2014- Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar

2014- Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti

2014- Minister of Health  Nila F. Moeloek

2014- Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Susana Yembise
Candidate to become the 2014-2019 Biak Numfor regent in Papu

2014- Minster of State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno


Last update 30.07.16