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Joko Widodo

"Where we see challenges, I see opportunities. Indonesia's challenges are your opportunities."

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  • After graduating with a forestry degree from one of the country's top universities, Gadjah Mada, in 1985, Mr Joko set up a business supplying wood flooring, before settling into manufacturing furniture. "My first exports were to Singapore," he said. He successfully ran for mayor in Solo, a town in central Java, in 2005 and in 2012.
  • He got his nickname "Jokowi" during his days as a furniture exporter. A furniture buyer from France, once sent him an order meant for another Joko, and started calling him "Jokowi", to avoid future mix-ups.

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