Category: Asia Leaders
Hwang Kyo-ahn, Acting President of South Korea

President of South Korea

Hwang Kyo-ahn, Acting President of South Korea Hwang Kyo-ahn, born 15 April 1957, is a South Korean lawyer who is the Prime Minister of South Korea and as of December 9, 2016 the Acting President, having assumed the presidential powers and duties following the ratification of the impeachment proposal of President Park Geun-hye. Hwang...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 »

Su Su Lwin, First Lady of Myanmar

First Lady of Myanmar

Su Su Lwin, First Lady of Myanmar (wife of Htin Kyaw) Su Su Lwin (born 22 April 1952) a Burmese politician and current First Lady of Myanmar (Burma). She has been the incumbent MP for Thongwa Township in the House of Representatives since 2 May 2012 and Chairperson of the International Relations Committee of the...Read More »

Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan

President of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan (elected on Jan 16, 2016. Takes office on May 20, 2016) Tsai Ing-wen (born 31 August 1956) is the first woman elected to the office. She is also the first president to be of Hakka and Aboriginal descent (1/4 Paiwan from her grandmother), first unmarried president, and the first to...Read More »

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal

President of Nepal

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal (elected on Oct 28, 2015) Bidhya Devi Bhandari (Nepali: विद्यादेवी भण्डारी; born 19 June 1961) is the second and current President of Nepal and the first woman to hold the office. She was the vice-chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and chair of All Nepal Women...Read More »