Indonesia’s Changing Place in the World:
A Conversation with Gita Wirjawan, Indonesia's Minister of Trade, 2011-2014
November 21, 2022 | Episode #35
NEW YORK – In Episode #35 of his podcast, Thomas Fraser talks with Gita Wirjawan about Indonesia’s changing place in the world. The economy of Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has been growing quickly in recent years. Rapid economic growth has been accompanied by a more influential presence on the global stage. Wirjawan, a successful business leader, educator and Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia (2011-2014), has a unique perspective on Indonesia’s growth and development.
Indonesia recently hosted the Group of 20 Summit of world leaders in Bali. This was the first time Indonesia has hosted the summit. Hosting the G20 Summit “represents putting Indonesia on the global stage unlike any other multi-lateral event,” Wirjawan says.
Wirjawan is the host of an interview show about Indonesia, Southeast Asia and global issues. “What’s Your Endgame?” is available on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts.
This podcast is the eleventh episode in an ongoing series of The Tom Fraser Podcast exploring economic development, investment, tourism and culture in Southeast Asia.