Category: Asia Leaders
Losang Jamcan, Chairman of Tibet

Tibet Chairman

Losang Jamcan, Chairman of Tibet Losang Jamcan, also spelled Losang Gyaltsen (born July 1957), is an ethnic Tibetan politician of the People’s Republic of China. He is the President of Tibet Autonomous Region People’s Congress Standing Committee, and former Chairman (governor) of Tibet Autonomous Region and Mayor of Tibetan capital Lhasa. Losang Jamcan was...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 »

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 »

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (re-elected on Jun 6, 2014)

President of Syria

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (re-elected on Jun 6, 2014) Assad is a politician who got in power much against his own will. Initially he was not thought of as his father, Hafez al-Assad’s successor. This was a role originally filled by his brother Basil who died in an accident in 1994. Then Bashar...Read More »

Sushil Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal

Prime Minister of Nepal

Sushil Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal (since Feb 11, 2014) October 2, 2015 update: Sushil Koirala announced his resignation! Sushil Koirala was born to Bodh Prasad Koirala and Kuminidi Koirala on 12 August 1939 (२८ श्रावण १९९६). Koirala is unmarried and known to live a simple life. A member of the politically prominent Koirala...Read More »

Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tadjikistan

President of Tadjikistan

Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tadjikistan UPDATE:  In presidential elections on Nov 6, 2013, incumbent Emomalii Rakhmon wins 83.1% of the vote. He was born to a peasant family in Dangara, Kulob province. As an apparatchik rising through the nomenklatura, his original power base was as chairman of the collective state farm of his native...Read More »

Xi Jinping, President of China (elected on Nov 15, 2012)

President of China

Xi Jinping, President of China (elected on Nov 15, 2012) Xi Jinping (pinyin: Xí Jìnpíng; pronounced [ɕǐ tɕînpʰǐŋ], born 1 June 1953) is the current “paramount leader” of the People’s Republic of China. He currently serves as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, the country’s...Read More »

Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi, President of Yemen (Elected on Feb 21, 2012)

President of Yemen

Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi, President of Yemen (Elected on Feb 21, 2012) Field Marshal Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi (Arabic: عبد ربه منصور الهادي‎; born 1 September 1945) is a Yemeni politician who is the President of Yemen since 27 February 2012. He was previously the Vice President from 1994 to 2012. Between 4 June and...Read More »

Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedow, President of Turkmenistan (Re-elected on Feb 12, 2012)

President of Turkmenistan

Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedow, President of Turkmenistan (Re-elected on Feb 12, 2017 and Feb 12, 2012) Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhammedow, born June 29, 1957) has been the President of Turkmenistan since December 21, 2006, when he became acting president following the death of Saparmurat Niyazov. On February 14, 2007, Berdimuhammedow was named the winner of the presidential...Read More »

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Former President of Philippines

Former Presidents of Philippines

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Former President of Philippines The President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, holds many records. Elected as Senator during her first try in politics in 1992, she was re-elected Senator in 1995 with nearly 16 million votes, the highest number of votes in Philippine history at that time. She was elected Vice President...Read More »

Taro Aso, Former Prime Minister of Japan

Former Prime Minister of Japan

Yukio Hatoyama, Former Prime Minister of Japan (On June 2, 2010 Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced his resignation) Yukio Hatoyama (Hatoyama Yukio, born 11 February 1947) is a Japanese politician who has been Prime Minister of Japan since September 2009. First elected to the House of Representatives in 1986, Hatoyama became President of the...Read More »

His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia

King of Cambodia

His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia Born on Thursday 14 May 1953, in Phnom Penh, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni is the son of His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia and of Her Majesty Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia. Education Background 1959-1962: Primary schooling at the Norodom school and then...Read More »