H.E. Ir. H. Joko Widodo

Republic of Indonesia

Born in Surakarta, Central Java on 21 June 1961, H.E. Ir. H. Joko Widodo, or popularly known as Jokowi, received his entire education from the public schooling system. He graduated from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in forestry, then he went to set up his own family business until 2005 when he successfully became the Mayor of his beloved birthplace.

In 2012, H.E. Ir. H. Joko Widodo elected as the Jakarta’s Governor. As Governor of the country's capital city, with his signature activities of blusukan (impromptu visit) he remained very close to the people, always advancing reformist agendas aimed at cultivating good governance and improving the livelihoods of the people.

On 20 October 2014, H.E. Ir H. Joko Widodo was sworn in as the 7th President of the Republic of Indonesia and serves as the leader of the world's largest archipelagic state, largest Muslim population yet pluralist country, and 3rd largest democracy.

H.E. Ir. H. Joko Widodo is married to Iriana Joko Widodo. Together they have two sons, a daughter and already have five grandchildren.