Billy H.C. Kwok—Bloomberg/Getty Images

Nadiem Makarim

In late October, the Indonesian entrepreneur Nadiem Makarim left the helm of his company, Gojek—whose popular app offers services ranging from making online payments to ordering food—to take a position in President Joko Widodo’s Cabinet. He is now Minister of Education and Culture, putting him in a position to shape the future leaders of the world’s 16th largest economy. Says Brian Harding, a deputy director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies: “Makarim will bring youthful, entrepreneurial savvy into the Cabinet.” —Amy Gunia

TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.