JAKARTA, June 8 The Indonesian parliament's
finance commission on Thursday voted for Wimboh Santoso to head
the financial regulator in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
The commission's choice needs to be endorsed by the wider
parliament in a vote on a later date. If approved, Santoso would
begin his five-year term in July.
Santoso, who has been president commissioner of
state-controlled Bank Mandiri since 2015, was
previously a career central banker.
His last position with Bank Indonesia was as the head of its
New York branch before he moved to the International Monetary
Fund to become the executive director of the Southeast Asia
(Reporting by Hidayat Setiaji; Writing by Gayatri Suroyo and
Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Robert Birsel)