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Nasution served as Director General of for Financial Institutions within the Indonesian Ministry of Finance from 2000-2005 and was subsequently named chairman of Indonesia's Capital Market and Financial Institution Supervisory Agency in 2006. The position held immediately prior to his appointment as senior deputy governor of Bank Indonesia was Director General of Taxation within the Ministry of Finance.
Nasution’s term of office will run from 2009 to 2014 pursuant to Presidential Decree No.57/P 2009, dated 17 July 2009. He was sworn into office on 27 July 2009.
In relation to the promulgation of Presidential Decree No. 38/P, 2009, on 19 May 2009 regarding the resignation of Prof. Dr. Boediono as governor of Bank Indonesia, as well as legislated by Act No. 23, 1999, concerning Bank Indonesia and amended by Act No. 6, 2009, the senior deputy governor, Darmin Nasution, took on the position of acting governor.
In accordance with Presidential Decree No.95 / P of 2010 dated August 21, 2010, following his position as senior deputy governor of Bank Indonesia, he took the oath as the governor of Bank Indonesia on September 1, 2010