Category: Asia Leaders
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 »

Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan

President of Pakistan

Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan (since Sept 9, 2014) Mamnoon Hussain hails from an Urdu-speaking family of shoe traders and was born in Agra, British India. He and his family migrated to Karachi in 1949 after the Partition of India in 1947. He earned his degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in...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 »