Ruangguru, Amartha founders made aides to Indonesian President

President Joko Widodo (center) with the new presidential aides Andi Taufan Garuda Putra (extreme left) and Adamas Belva Syah Devara (third from left). Source: Facebook

Seven young leaders appointed to assist President Joko Widodo in non-ministerial tasks, with an emphasis on innovation

Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appointed two young startup founders as his presidential aides.  The two  - Adamas Belva Syah Devara and Andi Taufan Garuda Putra - were introduced  by Jokowi alongside five other young leaders on Thursday, November 21. Belva is the co-founder of edtech startup Ruangguru and Andi is the founder of SME-focused P2P lender Amartha.“Their task is to encourage innovation in all fields. So, every single one of them are youths,” Jokowi said, when he introduced his new aides. The president also expressed hope that they will help connect him...
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