Syahrul Yasin Limpo

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Syahrul Yasin Limpo
Menteri Pertanian Syahrul Yasin Limpo.jpg
28th Minister of Agriculture
Assumed office
23 October 2019
PresidentJoko Widodo
Preceded byAmran Sulaiman
Governor of South Sulawesi
In office
8 April 2008 – 8 April 2018
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Joko Widodo
DeputyAgus Arifin Nu'mang
Preceded byAmin Sjam
Succeeded bySoni Sumarsono (act.)
Nurdin Abdullah
Vice Governor of South Sulawesi
In office
19 January 2003 – 19 January 2008
PresidentMegawati Soekarnoputri
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
GovernorAmin Sjam
Succeeded byAgus Arifin Nu'mang
Regent of Gowa
In office
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie
Abdurrahman Wahid
Megawati Soekarnoputri
GovernorZainal Basri Palaguna
Vice PresidentTry Sutrisno
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie
Megawati Soekarnoputri
Hamzah Haz
Preceded byAzis Umar
Succeeded byHasbullah Djabar
Personal details
Born (1955-03-16) 16 March 1955 (age 66)
Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Political partyNasdem
Spouse(s)Ayunsri Harahap
ChildrenIndira Chunda Thita Syahrul Putri
Kemal Redindo Syahrul Putra
Rinra Sujiwa Syahrul Putra
Alma materHasanuddin University

Syahrul Yasin Limpo is an Indonesian politician, who has served as Minister of Agriculture in Joko Widodo's Onward Cabinet since 23 October 2019. He was governor of South Sulawesi from 2008 to 2018.[1][2][3]

In 2016, Limpo ran for the leadership of Golkar Party but lost to Setya Novanto.[4] After a 2017 meeting with Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University rector Sulaiman ibn Abdullah Abalkhail, Limpo helped facilitate the opening of a Saudi-funded university in South Sulawesi.[5]

In 2017, Limpo oversaw a controversial project in the province to create five artificial islands in order to increase public space at Makassar. Opposition came from environmental organizations which filed a lawsuit and local fishermen who attempted to physically block the construction, claiming the project would deplete fish stocks.[6]

He moved from Golkar to Nasdem in March 2018.[7]


  1. ^ Indonesia exports frozen octopus to Japan. Jakarta Post, 16 May 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ Reiny Dwinanda, President Jokowi inaugurates Maros market. Republika, 13 July 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  3. ^ First Exports of 30 Tons of Frozen Octopus to Japan . Netral English, 14 May 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  4. ^ Francis Chan, Eight get green light to vie for top job in Indonesia's biggest political party. The Straits Times, 12 May 2016. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  5. ^ Saudi Arabia to build university in South Sulawesi. Antara, 13 April 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  6. ^ Rahmat Hardiansya and Wahyu Chandra, Sand mining, land reclamation meet fierce resistance in Makassar. Mongabay, 10 July 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  7. ^ Putri, Parastiti Kharisma (27 March 2018). "Syahrul Yasin Limpo Pindah ke NasDem, Ical Banggakan Golkar". Detik (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)