Fauzi Bowo

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Fauzi Bowo
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Indonesian Ambassador to Germany
In office
24 December 2013 20 February 2018
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Joko Widodo
Preceded byEddy Pratomo
Succeeded byArief Havas Oegroseno
13th Governor of Jakarta
In office
7 October 2007 7 October 2012
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Sutiyoso
Succeeded by Joko Widodo
Vice Governor of Jakarta
In office
7 October 2002 7 October 2007
Governor Sutiyoso
Preceded byAbdul Kahfi
Boediharjo Soekmadi
Fauzi Alvi [1]
Succeeded byPrijanto
Personal details
Born10 April 1948 (1948-04-10) (age 71) [2]
Jakarta, Indonesia
Political party Democratic [3]
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s)Sri Hartati Bowo

Fauzi Bowo (born 10 April 1948) in Jakarta, Indonesia is an Indonesian politician and diplomat who was the Indonesian Ambassador to Germany from 2013 to 2018. He was the governor of Jakarta between 2007 and 2012 and previously served as the deputy governor from 2002 to 2007.

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He has worked for the Jakarta administration since 1987 and was treasurer of the Golkar organization from 1993 to 1997. On 8 August 2007 he was elected governor of Jakarta (2007–2012), beating his only rival Adang Daradjatun 57.9% to 42.1% in the first ever election for the post. He was inaugurated on 7 October 2007. [4] Having run for a second term as governor in the 2012 gubernatorial election, [5] he was defeated on 20 September 2012 after a second-round runoff by Joko Widodo.

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Adang Daradjatun politician

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Background and education

Fauzi Bowo, known as "Foke" to many Jakartans, was born in Jakarta to a wealthy landowning family. [6] His father, Djohari bin Adiputro, was from Malang, East Java, and his mother, Nuraini binti Abdul Manaf, from Jakarta. After high school at Canisius College in Jakarta, Fauzi studied at the architecture faculty at the University of Indonesia from 1966 to 1967. There, he was involved in the Indonesian Students Action Front (KAMI), an organization established to counter the communist-influenced Indonesian Student Union. [7] In 1968, he won a scholarship to study in West Germany, where he was a student of town planning at the Technical University at Brunswick, graduating in 1976. While in Germany he was active in the Indonesian Students Association. In 2000, he completed a doctoral degree Doktor Ingenieur from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. [8]

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Two years after graduating in 1979, Fauzi was appointed acting head of the Jakarta Regional Bureau, eventually being promoted as regional secretary in 1999. He served as treasurer to the government Golkar organization from 1982 to 1997. In 2002, he expressed his intention to stand for the governor of Jakarta, which at the time was chosen by the regional administration. However, he was persuaded to stand aside and become deputy governor to Sutiyoso. [6]

Sutiyoso Indonesian politician, former general and sports administrator

Sutiyoso is an Indonesian politician and former general who was the Director of the State Intelligence Agency from 8 July 2015 - 9 September 2016. Known informally as 'Bang Yos', he was the governor of Jakarta, the country's capital, during a turbulent period from 1997. During this time there was a total of five presidents in Indonesia. The transitions between presidents were often accompanied by much turmoil and disturbance in the streets of Jakarta. Sutiyoso also served as chairman of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) for the period 2004-2008.

In 2004 he began approaching political and religious organizations to support his bid for the governorship of Jakarta. With the support of 19 political parties, including Golkar, PDI-P and PPP, he stood for the governorship in 2007 with Prijanto as his running mate. Fauzi defeated his opponent Adang Daradjatun (running with Dani Anwar as candidate for deputy governor) in Jakarta's first gubernatorial election on 8 August by 57.9% to 42.1% of the vote.

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Fauzi was shortlisted for the 2008 World Mayor award but failed to finish in the top 10. [9]

World Mayor is a biennial award organized by The City Mayors Foundation since 2004. It intends to raise the profile of mayors worldwide, as well as honour those who have served their communities well and who have contributed to the well-being of cities, nationally and internationally. The organisers make it plain that the award has no connection with any city or organization and is run on strictly non-commercial lines. Helen Zille and Leopoldo Lopez discussed their 2008 nominations on the BBC World Service programme 'Outlook'. The Guardian looked at contenders for the 2014 prize. The 2018 World Mayor Project was dedicated to women mayors.

In 2013, he was appointed as Indonesia’s ambassador to Germany. [10]


Under Fauzi Bowo, 5 new routes of TransJakarta (Jakarta's "busway") were added, however TransJakarta users have complained of long waiting time and worsening service. [11] [12] There are constant complaints in the media about the worsening traffic situation. [13] Many Jakartans argue that Governor Fauzi and the Jakarta regional government should have done more to invest in public transport facilities, and to enforce regulations, in order to improve traffic flows across Jakarta. One response to the problem was a plan (2011) to establish a Greater Jakarta Transportation Authority to coordinate the implementation of the numerous proposals that had been made to improve the traffic challenges. [14] In 2012, a feasibility study for a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)system was published; it proposed integration of the TransJakarta service and a railway service, and predicted construction of the rail lines to begin at end of 2012. After the project was pushed by Fauzi's successor, Joko Widodo, construction was in fact commenced in October 2013. [15]

One of the policies which Fauzi pursued is support for an anti-smoking campaign first introduced by his predecessor, former Governor Sutiyoso. The first tobacco legislation in Jakarta was introduced by Sutiyoso in 2005 when a by-law on air pollution control was issued. Several supporting regulations were subsequently introduced. Anti-smoking regulations introduced by Fauzi in 2011 banned people from smoking inside public buildings and certain other places. The regulations have had a noticeable impact in Jakarta. There has been a marked reduction in smoking in government offices and in places such as large modern hotels which are subject to the regulations. In May 2011 the World Health Organization named Fauzi as one of the recipients of the World No Tobacco Day 2011 Awards. [16]

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  12. 'Ridwan dan Sutiyoso anggap Fauzi Bowo Gagal (In Indonesian)', Kabar Politik, 29 March 2012.
  13. 'Just another year, Foke!', The Jakarta Post, 25 June 2011.
  14. Andreas D. Arditya, 'Govt to help with city traffic', The Jakarta Post, 24 June 2011
  15. Jokowi leads MRT ground-breaking ceremony', The Jakarta Post, 10 Oct 2013.
  16. 'Anti-Tobacco Award for Fauzi' Archived 23 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine , The Jakarta Post, 30 May 2011.
Preceded by
Governor of Jakarta
Succeeded by
Joko Widodo