Category: Asia Leaders
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 »

Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka

President of Sri Lanka

Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka (since Jan 9, 2015) Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (pronounced [pallewat̪t̪ə ɡaməraːləlaːɡeː majt̪ɾiːpaːlə jaːpaː siɾiseːnə]; known as Maithripala Sirisena or also referred to as “Maithri”; Sinhalese: මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන; Tamil: மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேன; born 3 September 1951) is a Sri Lankan politician who has been President of Sri Lanka since 2015....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 »

Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand (since May 22, 2014)

Prime Minister of Thailand

Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand (since May 22, 2014) Prayut Chan-o-cha (previously spelt Prayuth Chan-ocha; Thai: ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา; IPA: [prà.jút tɕān.ʔōː.tɕʰāː]; born 21 March 1954) is a retired Thai army officer who is now (2015) the Prime Minister of Thailand and head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), a military junta...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 »