Gojek co-founder Makarim explains decision to join govt in farewell letter to employees

Nadiem Makarim at the Bloomberg Year Ahead Asia Conference in Jakarta on Dec. 6. Photographer: Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

In a farewell letter to Gojek employees on Wednesday, co-founder and former CEO Nadiem Makarim said he decided to join the government to help transform Indonesia’s education system so it can continue producing high-quality talent.

Makarim is set to become the country’s education and culture minister, and at 35, its youngest minister to date.

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