Category: Asia Leaders
Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President of Kyrgyzstan

President of Kyrgyzstan

Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President of Kyrgyzstan (takes office on Dec 1, 2017) Sooronbay Sharipovich Jeenbekov (born 16 November 1958) was the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan from April 2016 to August 2017. Jeenbekov was born in Biy-Myrza, Osh Region to a collective farm manager and a housewife. His brother, Asylbek Jeenbekov, is also a politician. Jeenbekov...Read More »

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan

Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan (since Aug 1, 2017) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (born 27 December 1958) is a Pakistani politician who is the interim Prime Minister-designate of Pakistan. A member of Pakistan Muslim League (N), Abbasi previously served as the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources in the third Sharif’s ministry...Read More »

Battulga Khaltmaa, President of Mongolia

President of Mongolia

Battulga Khaltmaa, President of Mongolia (since Jul 10, 2017) Khaltmaagiin Battulga (born 3 March 1963) is a Mongolian politician and President of Mongolia. He served as Member of the State Great Khural from 2004 to 2016 and Minister of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development from 2008 to 2012. He was the Democratic Party’s...Read More »

Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea

President of South Korea

Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea (since May 10, 2017) Moon Jae-in (born 24 January 1953) is the current President of South Korea. Moon was elected after the impeachment of his predecessor, Park Geun-hye in the 2017 South Korean presidential election. A former student activist, human rights lawyer, and chief presidential secretary to then-President...Read More »

Anatoly Bibilov, President of South Ossetia

President of South Ossetia

Anatoly Bibilov, President of South Ossetia (Elected on Apr 9, 2017 with 54.8% of the vote) Anatoliy Ilyich Bibilov (born February 6, 1970) is a Russian and South Ossetian military officer, currently serving as the 4th President of South Ossetia, a partially recognized, but de-facto independent state, succeeding Leonid Tibilov as President on April...Read More »

Francisco Guterres, President of East Timor

President of East Timor

Francisco Guterres, President of East Timor (Elected on Mar 20, 2017 with 57.1% of the vote) Francisco Guterres, popularly known as Lú-Olo (born 7 September 1954) is an East Timorese politician who will take office in 2017 as the first elected partisan President of East Timor. He is also the President of the Revolutionary...Read More »

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan

President of Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev,  President of Uzbekistan A member of the Samarkand clan, he was considered to be one of the leading potential successors to Islam Karimov as President of Uzbekistan. Mirziyoyev was reported to have friendly relations with Karimov’s wife, Tatyana Karimova, and National Security Council chairman Rustam Inoyatov. Some outside observers expressed concern about...Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines

President of Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines (elected on May 9, 2016 with 39% of the vote) Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte (born March 28, 1945), also known by the nickname Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayan descent. Popular with the locals due to his successful zero tolerance policies against criminals, he earned the nickname...Read More »

Bounnhang Vorachith, President of Laos

President of Laos

Bounnhang Vorachith, President of Laos (elected on Apr 19, 2016) Bounnhang Vorachith (born August 15, 1938) is a Laotian politician who has been General Secretary (de facto leader) of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos ( de jure head of state) since 2016. Previously he served as Deputy Prime Minister from...Read More »