JAKARTA( TheInsiderStories) – Founder of Indonesia’ digital company GoJek officially stepped down as CEO at the company after appointed as minister. Nadiem Makarim, who met Joko Widodo, said he had resigned from the company since today (10/21).
In the meeting with president, he admitted discussed a lot of his visions to develop Indonesia in the future. Makarim was also offered to take up the minister position in Widodo’ cabinet. However, he did not specify the ministerial position to be carried out.
“The orientation is towards the future, especially relating to human resources, bureaucracy and investment,” he told reported at State Palace in Jakarta.
Makarim expressed his willingness to serve as minister. He has also prepared innovations that will be carried out after being appointed as a minister. Based on draft received by TheInsiderStories, Makarim will serve as minister for higher education or digital and creative industry.
Beside Makarim, several infamous people invited by Widodo to his office were Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Airlangga Hartarto, Pratikno, former chairman of Constitutional Court Mahfud MD, founder and chairman Net Media Group Wishnutama, National Police’ chief Tito Karnavian, Mahaka Group’ boss Erick Thohir, son of Salim Group owner, Axton Salim and Prabowo Subianto.
Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin starting their work to lead Indonesia as President and Vice President after inaugurated by People’s Consultative Assembly on Sunday (20/10). Their terms in the period of 2019 until 2024.
In his speech, Widodo targeting the country become the developing country in 2045 with gross domestic product (GDP) US$7 trillion and income per capita Rp27 million ($1,915) per month or Rp320 million per annum.
“That is our target. Indonesia already in the top five world economies with poverty close to zero percent. We have to go there,” he said.
He believed, the target very reasonable and very possible to achieve. But, he asserted, need hard work, work fast, accompanied by the productive work to reached the targets.
In his second term, Widodo wants his ministers not oriented on the process but must be results-oriented. In the first period, he always reminded the ministers not only make or implementing the policies, but make people enjoy the service and the fruits of development.
“Our job the job delivered, not just sent. I don’t want the bureaucrat only sending. I ask and I will forced that the task of bureaucracy is making delivered,” said Widodo.
He noted, as the country with a demographic bonus, this is a big challenge and at the same time big opportunity for Indonesia. For that, president said, human resources development will become the top priority.
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