(Washington, DC) - The Board of Directors, members and staff of the US-ASEAN Business Council extend condolences to the people of Indonesia and the Yudhoyono family on the passing of former First Lady Kristiani Herrawati Yudhoyono on June 1 after a four-month battle with leukemia.
“On behalf of the US-ASEAN Business Council, I send heartfelt condolences to former President Yudhoyono, the Yudhoyono family and the people of Indonesia,” said Alexander C. Feldman, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. “I am deeply saddened to learn of this loss of the former First Lady.”
Ani Yudhoyono was the wife of former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who held office from 2004 – 2014 after winning Indonesia’s first direct presidential election. As first lady, Ani Yudhoyono was active in her contributions the Indonesian people, including leading a polio vaccination campaign and a Smart Car campaign that delivered books to children, and serving as a key figurehead in relief efforts following the devastating 2004 tsunami. In the political arena, the former First Lady also served as vice chair of the Democratic Party in 2004 and 2009.