Category: Leaders of Islands
J.Y. Pillay, Acting President

President of Singapore

J.Y. Pillay, Acting President (since Sept 1, 2017) Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay, DUNU (First Class) (born 30 March 1934), also known as J. Y. Pillay, is the chairman of the Singapore Council of Presidential Advisers. He has been appointed acting President of Singapore following the end of President Tony Tan’s term on 31 August 2017....Read More »

Tallis Obed Moses, President of Vanuatu

President of Vanuatu

Tallis Obed Moses, President of Vanuatu (since Jul 6, 2017) Tallis Obed Moses (born c. 1954) is a ni-Vanuatu pastor who has been President of Vanuatu since 6 July 2017. Moses was originally from West Ambrym. He studied at the Sydney Missionary and Bible College in Australia from 1980 to 1981 and graduated with...Read More »

Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister of Ireland

Prime Minister of Ireland

Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister of Ireland (elected on Jun 14, 2017) Leo Eric Varadkar (English pronunciation: /ˈliːoʊ vəˈrædkər/; born 18 January 1979) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Taoiseach, Minister for Defence and Leader of Fine Gael since June 2017. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) since 2007, currently...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 »

Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti

President of Haiti

Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti (elected on Nov 20, 2016) Jovenel Moïse was born to a middle-class family in Trou-du-Nord, in Haiti’s Nord-Est department. He is the son of Etienne Moïse, a merchant, and Lucia Bruno, a seamstress. In July 1974, his family moved to Port-au-Prince, where he attended the Don Durélin National School,...Read More »

Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau

President of Palau

Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau (Re-elected on Sept 27, 2016 with 49% of the vote) Thomas Esang Remengesau, Jr. (born 29 February 1956) is a Palauan politician who was President of Palau from 2001 to 2009. He was elected to another four-year term as President in November 2012. He became Vice-President in 1992 and...Read More »

Danny Faure, President of Seychelles

President of Seychelles

Danny Faure, President of Seychelles (since Oct 16, 2016) Danny Faure (born 8 May 1962) is a Seychellois politician who has been President of Seychelles since 16 October 2016. Previously he served as Vice President of Seychelles from 2010 to 2016. Faure is a member of the People’s Party (PP). Faure was born to Seychellois...Read More »

Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, President of Iceland

President of Iceland

Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, President of Iceland (elected on Jun 25, 2016 with 39.1% of the vote) Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson (born 26 June 1968) is the current President of Iceland. He took office on 1 August 2016, after receiving the most votes in the 2016 election. A historian, he was a docent at the University of Iceland until...Read More »