Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (“Ahok”) is the 17th and incumbent Governor of Jakarta. He has had an illustrious career in the government having previously been Deputy of Governor of Jakarta, a member of the People’s Representative Council, and Regent of East Belitung—his birthplace. Jakarta has seen significant improvements during his tenure as Governor, and his trademark assertiveness and zero tolerance for corruption have made him a very prominent figure in the local government.