Ride-Hailing Service Gojek’s CEO Nadiem Makarim To Join Indonesia’s Cabinet

Gojek CEO and founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned from the ride-hailing and payments company to join the cabinet of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

“I have received a big honor to be able to join the cabinet,” Makarim told reporters at the presidential palace.

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Makarim said his specific role would be announced by the president later in the week.

Indonesia media have linked Makarim to a possible post in a new Digital Economy ministry or in education.

Gojek did not immediately respond to requests for comment on who his successor would be.

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