Joko Widodo

President of Indonesia

Joko Widodo, or familiar greeted Jokowi, is the President of Indonesia, in office since 2014. He is the first Indonesian president not to have emerged from the country’s political elite or as an army general. In 2005, he entered the world of politics, running for mayor in his hometown Surakarta. He was Mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012 and Governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, Jokowi was named as the President-elect of Indonesia after being declared the winner of the presidential election winning more than 53% of the vote over his opponent.