Indonesia Cabinet: Who are the key ministers?

Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi. -- PHOTO: THE JAKARTA POST PUBLICATION
Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi. -- PHOTO: THE JAKARTA POST PUBLICATION
Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, also daughter of former Indonesian president Megawati Sukarnoputri, speaks to a local TV reporter after cabinet announcement at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct
Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, also daughter of former Indonesian president Megawati Sukarnoputri, speaks to a local TV reporter after cabinet announcement at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Indonesian Coordinating Minister for the Economy Sofyan Djalil speaks to journalists after cabinet announcement at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Indonesian Coordinating Minister for the Economy Sofyan Djalil speaks to journalists after cabinet announcement at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Indonesian Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro speaks to journalists after the cabinet announcement at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Indonesian Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro speaks to journalists after the cabinet announcement at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Tedjo Edy Purdjianto speaks to journalists after cabinet announcement at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Tedjo Edy Purdjianto speaks to journalists after cabinet announcement at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
In this handout photograph taken and released by the Presidential Palace on Oct 26, 2014, New Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) speaks to members of his cabinet as Vice President Jusuf Kalla (third, left) listens at the presidential palace in J
In this handout photograph taken and released by the Presidential Palace on Oct 26, 2014, New Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) speaks to members of his cabinet as Vice President Jusuf Kalla (third, left) listens at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has unveiled a 34-member Cabinet comprising a mix of technocrats and party politicians that he said were capable and had been carefully selected. Here's a quick look at six key ministers:

1. Coordinating Economic Minister Dr Sofyan Djalil, 61:

He served as the communications minister and then state-owned enterprise minister during former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's first term from 2004 to 2009. Born in Aceh, the former bureaucrat was behind the appointment of several young professionals to head state-owned enterprises under his watch, including new transport minister Ignasius Jonan.

2. Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, 62:

He was Navy chief from 2008 to 2009. He is a key member of the National Democratic (NasDem) Party which backed Mr Joko's presidential bid and he heads the party's East Java chapter.

3. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Dr Indroyono Susilo, 59:

He was a senior bureaucrat and deputy to former coordinating minister for people's welfare Agung Laksono before he joined the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation where he is director for fisheries and aquaculture. He was formerly director-general of the government's maritime and fisheries research agency and has long been involved in ocean-related issues.  

4. Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, 41:

She is the youngest child and only daughter of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri, who heads the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P). She was elected an MP in 2009 and later named as head of the party's parliamentary group. She was re-elected in the April 2014 general election.  

5. Foreign Minister Retno L P Marsudi, 52:

She is one of the top women diplomats and was named Indonesian ambassador to Norway and Iceland in 2005 at the relatively young age of 43. She has tackled environmental issues and was director-general for America and Europe at the ministry before being named ambassador to the Netherlands in 2012. 

6. Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro, 48:

He was dean of the University of Indonesia's school of economics and had a stint at the Islamic Development Bank before he joined the Finance Ministry in 2011 where he headed its fiscal policy directorate. He was appointed vice-minister for finance in October 2013, replacing Mr Mahendra Siregar who headed the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).