World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group





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  • LIN, Richard American/Taiwanese musician (violin), won International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. 15 September 2018
  • YANG, Lian New Zealand/British poet and writer, awarded Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry. 15 September 2018
  • SANTOS CALDERÓN, Francisco Colombian journalist and politician, appointed Ambassador to USA. 17 September 2018
  • NEWTON, Thandiwe (Thandie) Melanie British actress, won Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. 18 September 2018
  • KLAY, Phil American writer and fmr military officer, awarded George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts and Letters. 20 September 2018
  • DEISSEROTH, Karl American neuroscientist, physician and academic, awarded Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis. 21 September 2018
  • GUTHRIE, Michelle L. Australian lawyer and business executive, removed as Managing Director of Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 24 September 2018
  • LOFVEN, (Kjell) Stefan Swedish trade union official and politician, removed as Prime Minister. 25 September 2018
  • BASSLER, Bonnie Lynn American biochemist, molecular biologist and academic, awarded Ernst Schering Prize. 26 September 2018
  • ATWOOD, Margaret Eleanor Canadian writer, awarded Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. 26 September 2018
  • GÖTZ, Magdalena German geneticist and academic, awarded IRP Schellenberg Research Prize. 27 September 2018
  • ASSANGE, Julian Paul Australian journalist, computer programmer and activist, resigned as Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks. 27 September 2018
  • FORD, Harrison American actor, awarded Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award. 29 September 2018
  • MISRA, Dipak Indian lawyer and judge, retired as Chief Justice of India. 1 October 2018
  • COLLOMB, Gérard French public servant and politician, resigned as Minister of the Interior. 2 October 2018
  • MOUROU, Gérard A. French electrical engineer and academic, awarded Nobel Prize in Physics. 2 October 2018
  • ARNOLD, Frances Hamilton American chemical engineer and academic, awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 3 October 2018
  • NOOYI, Indra K. Indian/American business executive, resigned as Chairman of PepsiCo Inc. 3 October 2018
  • KOCHHAR, Chanda D. Indian banker and accountant, resigned as CEO and Managing Director of ICICI Bank Ltd. 4 October 2018
  • TANKIAN, Serj American singer and musician (keyboard), awarded ANCA-WR People’s Champion Award. 7 October 2018
  • MENG, Hongwei Chinese politician and international organization official, resigned as President of Interpol. 7 October 2018
  • ROMER, Paul Michael American economist and academic, awarded Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. 8 October 2018
  • ADICHIE, Chimamanda Ngozi Nigerian writer, awarded PEN Pinter Prize. 9 October 2018
  • NENE, Nhlanhla Musa South African economist and politician, resigned as Minister of Finance. 9 October 2018
  • MBOWENI, Tito South African politician, fmr central banker and business executive, sworn in as Minister of Finance. 9 October 2018
  • STEMME, Nina Swedish singer (soprano), awarded Birgit Nilsson Prize. 11 October 2018
  • GOMES CRAVINHO, João Portuguese academic, government official and diplomatist, appointed Minister of National Defence. 14 October 2018
  • KOTZIAS, Nikolaos Greek political scientist, academic, diplomatist and politician, resigned as Minister of Foreign Affairs. 17 October 2018
  • NABARRO, David British physician, public health official and UN official, awarded World Food Prize 2018. 18 October 2018
  • NGUYEN, Phu Trong Vietnamese politician, sworn in as President. 23 October 2018
  • DENEUVE, Catherine French actress, awarded Praemium Imperiale. 23 October 2018
  • HADEMINE, Yahya Ould Mauritanian engineer and politician, resigned as Prime Minister. 29 October 2018
  • KHER, Anupam Indian actor, resigned as Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. 31 October 2018
  • PEDERSEN, Geir O. Norwegian diplomatist and UN official, appointed UN Special Envoy to Syria. 1 November 2018
  • IANNUCCI, Armando Giovanni British screenwriter, writer, producer and director, awarded British Academy Scotland Award for Best Director-Fiction. 5 November 2018
  • SESSIONS, Jefferson Beauregard, III American lawyer and politician, removed as Attorney-General of United States. 7 November 2018
  • STAMM, Peter Swiss writer and journalist, awarded Swiss Book Prize 2018. 11 November 2018
  • ABDULLAH II IBN AL-HUSSEIN Head of state and army officer, awarded Templeton Prize 2018. 13 November 2018
  • LIEBERMAN, Avigdor Israeli politician, resigned as Minister of Defence. 14 November 2018
  • URBAN, Keith Lionel Australian country singer and musician (guitar), awarded Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Award 2018. 15 November 2018
  • DIDI, Mariya Ahmed Maldivian politician, women's rights activist and lawyer, sworn in as Minister of Defence and National Security. 17 November 2018
  • CVIJANOVIČ, Željka Bosnia and Herzegovina academic and politician, sworn in as President of Republika Srpska. 19 November 2018
  • FIFOR, Mihai-Viorel Romanian politician, resigned as Minister of National Defence. 19 November 2018
  • DODIK, Milorad Bosnia and Herzegovina politician, appointed Chairman of Presidency. 20 November 2018
  • TSAI, Ing-wen Taiwanese politician, professor of law and head of state, resigned as Chairman of Democratic Progressive Party. 24 November 2018
  • HENG, Swee Keat Singaporean government official, politician and former central banker, appointed Assistant Secretary-General of People's Action Party. 23 November 2018
  • KNOT, Klaas Henderikus Willem Dutch economist and central banker, appointed Vice Chairman of Financial Stability Board. 26 November 2018
  • ARORA, Sunil Indian government official and airline industry executive, appointed Chief Election Commissioner. 27 November 2018
  • PREMJI, Azim Hashim Indian engineer, business executive and philanthropist, awarded Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. 28 November 2018
  • CHUKA, Charles Malawi economist and central banker, appointed Chairperson of Petroleum Importers Limited. 28 November 2018
  • BINDRA, Abhinav Indian fmr air rifle shooter, awarded Blue Cross by International Shooting Sport Federation. 30 November 2018
  • LÓPEZ OBRADOR, Andrés Manuel Mexican politician, appointed President of Mexico. 1 December 2018
  • FROGIER, Pierre Edouard Nahéa New Caledonian politician, resigned as Leader of the Rassemblement Party. 5 December 2018
  • MAURER, Ueli Swiss communications consultant and politician, elected President. 5 December 2018
  • KASYMALIYEV, Adylbek Kyrgyzstani economist and politician, resigned as Finance Minister. 6 December 2018
  • MERKEL, Angela Dorothea German politician, resigned as Leader of Christian Democratic Union of Germany. 7 December 2018
  • BHATTACHARYA, Arundhati Indian banker, appointed chairman of SWIFT India Domestic Services. 10 December 2018
  • PATEL, Urjit R. Indian economist, international organisation official and central banker, resigned as Governor of Reserve Bank of India. 10 December 2018
  • JONES, Carwyn. British/Welsh barrister and politician, resigned as First Minister. 11 December 2018
  • THANHAWLA, Lal Indian politician, resigned as Chief Minister of Mizoram. 11 December 2018
  • CHOUHAN, Shivraj Singh Indian politician, resigned as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. 12 December 2018<
  • UMPLEBY, Jim. American business executive, appointed as Chairman of Board of Directors, Caterpillar Inc. 13 December 2018
  • ZURABISHVILI-KASHIA, Salomé Georgian/French politician and former diplomatist, sworn-in as President of Georgia. 16 December 2018
  • WICKREMESINGHE, Ranil Sri Lankan politician and lawyer, sworn-in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. 16 December 2018
  • GEHLOT, Ashok Indian politician, sworn-in as Chief minister of Rajasthan. 17 December 2018
  • SHANKAR, Uday Indian journalist and media executive, appointed Vice-President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. 17 December 2018
  • MOURINHO, José Portuguese football manager, removed as Manager of Manchester United Football Club. 18 December 2018
  • MUTKO, Vitalii Leontyevich; Russian mechanical engineer and politician, resigned as President of the Russian Football Union. 19 December 2018
  • DILNOT, Sir Andrew William British economist, broadcaster and former university administrator, appointed Chair of Geospatial Commission. 19 December 2018
  • SHARIF, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Pakistani politician, elected Chairman of Public Accounts Committee. 21 December 2018
  • MATTIS, Gen. James N. American army officer (retd), removed as Secretary of Defense. 23 December 2018
  • SALEH, Amrullah Afghan government official and politician, appointed Minister of Interior Affairs. 25 December 2018
  • ASSAF, Ibrahim ibn Abd al-Aziz al- Saudi Arabian economist and government official, appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. 27 December 2018
  • HALEY, Nimrata (Nikki) Randhawa American business executive, politician, state governor and diplomatist, resigned as Permanent Representative to United Nations. 31 December 2018
  • PELOSI, Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro American politician, sworn-in as Speaker of House of Representatives. 3 January 2019
  • MAKEN, Ajay Indian trade unionist and politician, resigned as Chief of Delhi Congress. 4 January 2019
  • NEWSOM, Gavin American politician, sworn in as Governor of California. 7 January 2019
  • BALE, Christian British actor, won Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. 7 January 2019
  • KOUNALAKIS, Eleni Tsakopoulos American business executive and diplomatist, sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of California. 7 January 2019
  • ZINNI, Gen. (retired) Anthony American diplomatist, business executive and former military officer, resigned as US Special Envoy working on Persian Gulf Disputes. 8 January 2019
  • JOUANNO, Chantal French politician, resigned as Head of National Debate. 8 January 2019
  • COOPER, Bradley Charles American actor and producer, won National Board of Review Award for Best Director. 9 January 2019
  • BRISON, Scott Canadian business executive and politician, resigned as President of the Treasury Board. 10 January 2019
  • GOKHALE, Namita Indian writer and editor, won Sushila Devi Literature Award. 12 January 2019
  • KAMMENOS, Panagiotis (Panos) Greek economist and politician, resigned as Minister of National Defence. 13 January 2019
  • DeWINE, R. Michael (Mike) American lawyer, academic and politician, sworn in as Governor of Ohio. 14 January 2019
  • WILSON-RAYBOULD, Jody Canadian lawyer and politician, appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. 14 January 2019
  • SU, Tseng-chang Taiwanese lawyer and politician, appointed Premier. 14 January 2019
  • JOSHI C.P. Indian politician, elected Speaker of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. 16 January 2019
  • KERET, Etgar Israeli writer, screenwriter, actor and academic, won Sapir Prize. 21 January 2019
  • GAUCK, Joachim German politician, Lutheran pastor and fmr head of state, awarded Charles IV Prize. 21 January 2019
  • BERNSTEIN, Charles American poet, writer, editor and academic, awarded Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. 22 January 2019
  • McCALLUM, John Canadian politician, former professor of economics and diplomatist, resigned as Ambassador to China. 26 January 2019
  • OH, Sandra Canadian actress, won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. 28 January 2019
  • MERKEL, Angela Dorothea German politician, awarded J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. 28 January 2019
  • CLOSE, Glenn American actress, won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. 28 January 2019
  • KALABA, Harry Zambian politician, resigned as Member of Parliament for Bahati Constituency. 28 January 2019
  • FERNÁNDEZ RETAMAR, Roberto Cuban writer, awarded International UNESCO/José Martí Prize. 28 January 2019
  • FOLT, Carol L American environmental scientist, academic and university administrator, resigned as Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 31 January 2019
  • CUARÓN, Alfonso Mexican film director and producer, won Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018. 3 February 2019
  • MERSCH, Yves Luxembourg fmr central banker, awarded the Sándor Lámfalussy Prize. 4 February 2019
  • GANDHI VADRA, Priyanka Indian politician, appointed General Secretary of All India Congress Committee for Uttar Pradesh East. 4 February 2019
  • NDIAYE, Mankeur Senegalese diplomatist and politician, appointed Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic. 6 February 2019
  • LIPA, Dua British singer and songwriter, won Grammy Award for Best New Artist. 10 February 2019
  • SISI, Abd al-Fatah al- Egyptian fmr army officer, politician and head of state, elected Chairperson of the African Union. 10 February 2019
  • SHERMAN, Cindy American artist and photographer, won Max Beckmann Prize. 12 February 2019
  • PREMJI, Azim Hashim Indian engineer, business executive and philanthropist, awarded Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award. 12 February 2019
  • BARR, William Pelham American lawyer, business executive and former government official, sworn in as United States Attorney General. 14 February 2019



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