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Jokowi taps Indonesia's corporate stars for policymaking input

Bukalapak CEO joins revolving door between public and private sectors

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, right, Indonesia's coordinating minister for maritime affairs and investment, has named departing Bukalapak CEO Rachmat Kaimuddin as his special adviser. (Photo from ministry's Twitter account)

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is leaning into the country's long tradition of recruiting top executives for key government positions, as he aims to better reflect private-sector concerns in public policy.

Rachmat Kaimuddin, the outgoing Bukalapak CEO, will become a special adviser to Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, a key Widodo ally and the coordinating minister of maritime affairs and investment. The minister announced the move Jan. 3.

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