Sri Mulyani is the all-Asia Finance Minister champion, according to Emerging Markets newspaper.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance minister in the government of president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, is to be awarded the title of Best Finance Minister in Asia on the 19th by Emerging Markets newspaper.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati.
Editor Taimur Ahmad says that Sri was chosen based on progress achieved in areas like economic growth, investor trust, and ratings in Indonesia, and on the opinions of her held by foreign investors. He said:
We use bankers, analysts, and investors as the source of our ratings.
Outside of Asia the results for Best Finance Minister were: Youssef Boutros Ghali of Egypt, for the middle east; Polycarpe Abah Abah of Cameroon, for Africa; Aleksei Kudrin of Russia, for Europe; Alberto Carrasquilla of Colombia, for Latin America. The Best Central Bank Governor for Asia was Zhou of China.
Additionally, as another honour, on the same day, Dr Indrawati was awarded the title of "Minister of Finance of the year 2006" by Euromoney magazine in Switzerland. Says Euromoney:
Indonesia's young finance minister has made some key decisions since her appointment, winning many friends abroad. Some tough challenges lie ahead; to meet them, Mulyani will need to win more friends at home.