October 23, 2019 / 1:56 AM / 2 months ago

Indonesia president names Gojek co-founder as education minister

JAKARTA Oct 23 (Reuters) - Indonesian president Joko Widodo on Wednesday named Nadiem Makarim, co-founder and ex-chief executive of ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek, as education and culture minister.

Gojek said on Monday its president Andre Soelistyo and the other co-founder Kevin Aluwi would replace Makarim in running Gojek, which is valued at $10 billion.

Reporting by Fanny Potkin

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