Perry Warjiyo was born in Sukoharjo in 1959. After completing his education in the Faculty of Economy, Gajah Mada University (UGM), in Yogyakarta in 1982, Perry continued his education in Iowa State University and successfully gained his Master’s degree in 1989 and Ph.D. in 1991.
Before serving as the Governor of Bank Indonesia, Perry was the Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia from 2013-2018. Perry also served as the Assistant Governor for monetary, macroprudential, and international policies. He held the position after he served as the Executive Director of Bank Indonesia’s Department of Economic Research and Monetary Policy. Before returning to Bank Indonesia in 2009, Perry Warjiyo held an important position for two years as the Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), representing 13 member countries in the South-East Asia Voting Group from 2007-2009. Perry has a long and brilliant career in Bank Indonesia since 1984, primarily in economic research and monetary policy, international issues, organizational transformation and monetary policy strategies, education and research on central banks, management of foreign reserves and external debts, and the Governor Bureau.
Perry’s passion for science makes him love to write and he issued several books, journals, and papers on economy, monetary, and international issues.
Perry Warjiyo officially serves as the Governor of Bank Indonesia under Decision of the President of RI Number 70/P of 2018 dated 16 April 2018, and took his oath of office on 24 May 2018.