JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian Parliament finally chose Doni Primanto Joewono as Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) after undergoing a feasibility test last week. Joewono was elected by consensus by members of the House’ Commission XI on Monday (07/13). Joewono selected from two other candidates Aida S. Budiman and Juda Agung.

The names of the three candidates for the post of vice-governor of BI were proposed by President Joko Widodo to the House of Representatives as a replacement candidate for Erwin Rijanto, who had ended his mandate in June 2020.

Currently, Agung is Deputy Governor, Head of the Department of Terrorism Policy, Budiman is Deputy Governor, Head of the Department of Economic and Monetary Policy, and Joewono is Executive Director, Head of the Human Resources Department. Each member would be allowed to question the candidate for the post of vice-governor of BI with only 5 minutes for each question.

In his presentation on the due diligence, Joewono asserted that digitization of social assistance became one of the efforts that could be done to restore the country’ economy which was depressed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Digitalisation of social assistance is very effective, especially in COVID-19 conditions, this is to encourage the economy so that social assistance is accepted and move the economy,” he said.

Joewono who currently serves as Executive Director, Head of the Department of Human Resources of BI also proposed electronification in local governments which claimed could increase local revenue.

He also conveyed risk mitigation related to digitalization, especially related to the misuse of consumer data and cyber violations. According to him, the risk can be minimized by finding a balance between efforts to optimize opportunities through digital innovation.

“Digitalization of the economy and finance carries risk implications that must be mitigated as much as possible,” he said.

While undergoing the fit and proper test Joewono was the Executive Director and Head of the BI Human Resources Department. His carrier in the central bank began in 1991. He was once placed in the Department of Monetary Management, and later in Statistics. Joewono also served in the BI London Representative Office and later in the Economic and Monetary Policy Department. He also served as the Head of the BI Representative Office of West Java and the Head of the BI Representative Office of DKI Jakarta.

Written by Lexy Nantu, Email: lexynantu@theinsiderstories.com