Kristiani Herrawati

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Kristiani Herrawati
SBY and wife in official military portrait.jpg
Yudhoyono and Kristiani
First Lady of Indonesia
In office
20 October 2004 – 20 October 2014
Preceded by Taufiq Kiemas
Succeeded by Iriana
Personal details
Born (1952-07-06) 6 July 1952 (age 63)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Spouse(s) Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (m. 1976)
Children Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (b. August 10, 1978)
Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono (b. November 24, 1980)
Alma mater Merdeka University
Occupation Politician, Social activist
Religion Islam

Kristiani Herrawati (also Mdm. Ani Yudhoyono, born 6 July 1952) is the wife of former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady of Indonesia from 2004 until 2014

Family and education[edit]

Kristiani Herrawati was born on July 6, 1952 in Yogyakarta, to Lieutenant-General (Ret.) Sarwo Edhie Wibowo and Hj. Sri Sunarti Hadiyah.

In 1973, she became a medical student at the Christian University of Indonesia, but in the third year she quit to follow her father who was appointed as an ambassador in South Korea. She subsequently married Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 1976. Ani later continued studying at the Terbuka University and graduated with Bachelor degree in Political Science in 1998.

Career[edit]

Her political activities include her 2004 appointment as Vice Chairman of the Democratic Party. She campaigned for the election of her husband for President of the Republic of Indonesia.

Following her husband's election to the presidency, organised polio immunisation campaigns and Mobil Pintar (Smart Cars), where vans are filled with books for children to read. When the earthquake and tsunami hit Aceh and Nias, she assisted in relief efforts.[clarification needed]

Delias kristianiae[edit]

In 2007, a rare Papuan butterfly species was named after her. She was presented with a specimen of the butterfly Delias kristianiae which she donated to the museum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rare butterfly species named after Indonesian first lady. The Daily Star. 14 November 2007
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Taufiq Kiemas
First Lady of Indonesia
20 October 2004 – 20 October 2014
Succeeded by
Iriana