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Indonesia's President Widodo appoints two more tech executives

Ruangguru, Amartha CEOs join govt special staff in digitization and youth push

JAKARTA -- Following the recent appointment of Nadiem Makariem, founder of ride-hailing startup Gojek, as Indonesia's minister of education and culture, President Joko Widodo has brought two more tech executives into top government positions.

Belva Devara, co-founder and CEO of edtech startup Ruangguru, and Andi Taufan, founder and CEO of fintech startup Amartha, were named yesterday in Jakarta to be joining the president's special staff, along with five other young professionals from various fields.

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