Jero Wacik

Jero Wacik (born 24 April 1949[1]) is an Indonesian politician from Singaraja, Bali. He served as Minister of Culture and Tourism since October 21, 2004 until October 18, 2011. He also served as Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia from October 19, 2011 to September 2, 2014 following his naming as a graft suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1974 and the University of Indonesia in 1983. As member of cabinet, he served as one of the highest positions within the Democratic Party.

Jero Wacik
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Minister of Harsa Reform
In office
19 October 2011 – 2 September 2014
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded byDarwin Zahedy Saleh
Succeeded bySudirman Said
Minister of Culture and Tourism
In office
21 October 2004 – 18 October 2011
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded byI Gede Ardhika
Succeeded byMari Elka Pangestu
Personal details
Born (1949-04-24) April 24, 1949 (age 71)
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materBandung Institute of Technology
University of Indonesia


Mr. Wacik was convicted of embezzlement and is sentenced by the Anti Corruption Court to four years in prison.[2]