Who are the new ministers in Indonesia's revamped cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo swears into office the six newly appointed ministers during official ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Aug 12, 2015.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo swears into office the six newly appointed ministers during official ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Aug 12, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (REUTERS)- Indonesian President Joko Widodo reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, replacing several ministers including three in economic posts with the aim of reassuring investors worried about protectionism, mixed policy signals and slower growth.

Gross domestic product growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy eased to 4.67 per cent in the second quarter, its slowest pace in six years.

Following are some details about the changes:

COORDINATING MINISTER FOR ECONOMICS - Darmin Nasution


Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution during the inauguration ceremony at the state palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 12, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

Nasution, 66, was governor of the central bank, Bank Indonesia, from 2010 to 2013, where he introduced a 40 per cent cap on foreign ownership of Indonesian banks. Before taking over at the central bank, he served as head of the tax office and head of the stock market regulator. Nasution, who holds a doctoral degree from the Sorbonne in Paris, replaces Sofyan Djalil.

TRADE MINISTER - Thomas T. Lembong


Newly appointed Indonesian trade minister Thomas Lembong (left) before the official swearing in ceremony of the six newly appointed ministers on August 12, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

A Harvard-educated investment banker, Lembong, 44, is the chief executive of Quvat Management, a Singapore-based private equity firm that invests in Indonesia. He previously worked with Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Indonesian investment firm Farindo Investments. Lembong is known for his involvement in restructuring Indonesia's banking sector in the aftermath of the Asian monetary crisis in the late nineties.

MINISTER FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING - Sofyan Djalil


Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economics Djalil gesturing during an interview at his office in Jakarta. PHOTO: REUTERS

Djalil, outgoing coordinating minister for economics, studied law in Indonesia and then went to Tufts University in the United States where he earned two master's degrees and a doctorate. He was telecommunication minister and state-owned enterprises minister during the first of former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's two terms.

COORDINATING MINISTER FOR MARITIME AFFAIRS - Rizal Ramli


Indonesia's Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli (right), with Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, (centre), and Coordinating Minister for Security and Political Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ramli, 60, is a former finance minister and coordinating minister for economics, serving in 2001 under then President Abdurrahman Wahid. A prominent economist with a doctoral degree from Boston University, he was a harsh critic of former President Yudhoyono. Several ministries including energy, transportation and tourism fall under the remit of this coordinating ministry. Joko created the portfolio upon taking office in October last year as part of his plan to boost the maritime economy.

COORDINATING MINISTER FOR SECURITY AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS - Luhut Pandjaitan


Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan speaks to reporters shortly after the inauguration ceremony at the state palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 12, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

Pandjaitan, 67, is one of Joko's most trusted advisers and takes over the chief security post in addition to his role as presidential chief of staff. The retired general used to be chief of the military's special forces before serving as ambassador to Singapore and then minister for trade and industry. He founded Toba Sejahtera Group in 2004, which is involved in coal and palm oil

CABINET SECRETARY - Pramono Anung


Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung was sworn into office with five other newly appointed ministers during an official ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta on August 12, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

Anung, 52, is a member of Joko's PDI-P party and is said to be close to party chief and Joko's main patron, former President Megawati Sukarnoputri. His appointment is one of the few political additions to the cabinet and is seen as a way to appease critics in the ruling coalition.