His Excellency Joko Widodo

His Excellency Joko Widodo

His Excellency Joko “Jokowi” Widodo became the President of the Republic of Indonesia on July 9, 2014. He previously held the position of Governor of Jakarta from 2012-214, and before that served as Mayor of Surakarta (Solo). President Jokowi was born in Surakarta on June 21, 1961. He is married and has three children.

Education

  • SMP Negeri 1 Surakarta 
  • SMA Negeri 6 Surakarta
  • Bachelor in Forestry Science of Gajah Mada University 

Career History and Organization Experience

  • 2014—Present: President of the Republic of Indonesia 
  • 2012—2014: Governor of DKI Jakarta
  • 2005—2012: Mayor of Surakarta
  • 2002—2007: Chairman of the Assocation of Indonesian Furniture and Craft Industry of Surakarta
  • 1992—1996: Head of Mining and Energy Division of Surakarta Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 1990: Founder of the Cooperatives of Developing Small-Scale Industry of Solo

Awards

  • Satya Bhakti Medal, Central Java Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2007
  • Leadership Awards, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Leadership Park, 2008
  • Pelopor Inovasi Pelayanan Prima (Pioneer of Service Excellent Innovation), President of the Republic of Indonesia, 2010
  • Innovative Government Award, Ministry of Home Affairs, 2010
  • Apresiasi Visit Indonesia (Visit Indonesia Appreciation), Ministry of Tourism and Culture, 2010
  • City Management Innovation Awards, Ministry of Home Affairs, 2011
  • Satya Lencana Medal on Cooperatives Development, President of the Republic of Indonesia, 2011
  • Jasa Utama Star, President of the Republic of Indonesia, 2011
  • Satya Lencana Karya Bakti Praja Nugraha Medal, Anubhawa Sasana Kelurahan Award, Ministry of Law and Human Rights