World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group





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  • DREXLER, Millard (Mickey) S. American business executive, stepped down as CEO of J. Crew Group. 5 June 2017
  • DEUBA, Sher Bahadur Nepalese politician, elected Prime Minister. 6 June 2017
  • NADAL PARERA, Rafael (Rafa) Spanish professional tennis player, won French open. 11 June 2017
  • GREEN, Rt Hon. Damian Howard British politician, appointed First Secretary of State. 11 June 2017
  • NGUBANE (Baldwin Sipho) Ben South African physician, politician and business executive, stepped down as Chairman of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. 12 June 2017
  • GROSSMAN David Israeli writer, won Man Booker Prize. 14 June 2017
  • MAYER Marissa Ann American computer scientist and business executive, stepped down as CEO of Yahoo Inc. 14 June 2017
  • COVENEY, Simon Irish politician, appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 15 June 2017
  • SOBOTKA, Bohuslav Czech lawyer and politician, stepped down as Chairman of Social Democratic Party. 14 June 2017
  • THABANE, Motsoahae Thomas (Tom) Lesotho politician and civil servant, sworn-in as Prime Minister. 16 June 2017
  • SHEERAN, (Edward Christopher) Ed British singer, songwriter, musician (guitar) and record producer, awarded MBE. 17 June 2017
  • THONDAMAN, (Savumiamoorthy) Arumugam Ramanathan Sri Lankan politician, resigned as Chairman of Nuwara Eliya District Development Committee. 19 June 2017
  • WHELAN, Máire Irish barrister and politician, appointed Judge of the Court of Appeal. 19 June 2017
  • KUMBLE, Anil Radhakrishna Indian former professional cricketer, stepped down as Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team. 20 June 2017
  • KALANICK, Travis Cordell American business executive, resigned as Uber CEO. 21 June 2017
  • PARLY, Florence Marie Jeanne French organization official and civil servant, appointed Minister of the Armed Forces. 21 June 2017
  • AGUALUSA, José Eduardo Angolan novelist and poet, won International Dublin Literary Award. 21 June 2017
  • CHIU, Cheng-hsiung Taiwanese banker and politician, stepped down as Chairman of SinoPac Financial Holding Co Ltd. 26 June 2017
  • MDA, Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni (Zakes) South African playwright, novelist, poet and painter, won Barry Ronge Fiction Prize. 25 June 2017
  • RAMA, Edi Kristaq Albanian politician and artist, won parliamentary elections. 27 June 2017
  • GONO, Gideon Zimbabwean business executive and central banker (retd.), appointed Chairman of Special Economic Zones Board. 27 June 2017
  • SWINTON Tilda British actress, won Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Film. 29 June 2017
  • LAM, Carrie, (Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor) Hong Kong civil servant and politician, sworn-in as Chief Executive. 1 July 2017
  • ROHATGI, Mukul Indian lawyer and government official, stepped down as Attorney General. 3 July 2017
  • XIE, Yi Chinese chemist and academic, awarded Tsinghua University Press-Springer Nano Research Award. 3 July 2017
  • BOGOLLAGAMA, Rohitha Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, sworn-in as Governor of Eastern Province. 4 July 2017
  • COLEIRO PRECA, Marie-Louise Maltese politician and head of state, appointed UN Special Ambassador for International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. 4 July 2017
  • MUSONGE, Peter Mafany Cameroonian civil engineer and politician, resigned from the Senate. 5 July 2017
  • ADICHIE, Chimamanda Ngozi Nigerian writer, won Le Grand Prix De L'héroïne Madame Figaro. 6 July 2017
  • VOLKER, Kurt American diplomatist, government official and research institute director, appointed US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations. 7 July 2017
  • ÁSGEIRSDÓTTIR, Berglind Icelandic diplomatist and international organization official, appointed Ambassador to Armenia. 11 July 2017
  • RAKOTOARIMANANA, François Marie Maurice Gervais Malagasy accountant and politician, stepped down as Minister of Finance and Budget. 14 July 2017
  • NAIDU, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Indian politician, stepped down as Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Housing and Urban Affairs. 18 July 2017
  • BRADY, Baroness Karren Rita Brady British sports executive, politician, television broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author, appointed Chairman of Taveta Investments. 18 July 2017
  • BÜCHNER, Ton Dutch engineer and business executive, stepped down as CEO AkzoNobel. 19 July 2017
  • ZELIANG, T.R. Indian politician, sworn-in as Chief Minister of Nagaland. 19 July 2017
  • MUKHERJEE, Pranab Kumar Indian politician and head of state, stepped down as President. 23 July 2017
  • META, Ilir Rexhep Albanian politician and economist, sworn-in as President. 24 July 2017
  • LIPTON, Daniel B. French/American/Canadian conductor, stepped down as Artistic Director of Opera Tampa. 24 July 2017
  • WHITMAN, Margaret (Meg) Cushing American business executive and former politician, stepped down as Chairwoman of HP Inc. 26 July 2017
  • SHARIF, Mian Mohammed Nawaz Pakistani politician and industrialist, stepped down as Prime Minister. 28 July 2017
  • INADA, Tomomi Japanese lawyer and politician, stepped down as Minister of Defence. 28 July 2017
  • KELLY, Gen. (retired) John Francis American government official and fmr military officer, appointed White House Chief of Staff. 31 July 2017
  • EDINBURGH, HRH The Duke of; (Prince Philip) retired as Royal Consort of the British Monarch. 2 August 2017
  • NAIDU, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Indian politician, elected Vice-President. 5 August 2017
  • KARUNANAYAKE, Ravindra (Ravi) Sandresh Sri Lankan accountant, business executive and politician, stepped down as Minister of Foreign Affairs. 10 August 2017
  • EBTEKAR, Massoumeh Iranian scientist, academic and politician, appointed Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs. 9 August 2017
  • HUPPERT, Isabelle Anne Madeleine French actress, won Locarno Award for Best Actress. 12 August 2017
  • TRUMKA, Richard Louis American lawyer and trade union official, stepped down as Member of American Manufacturing Council. 15 August 2017
  • OUYAHIA, Ahmed Algerian politician and diplomatist, appointed Prime Minister. 16 August 2017
  • MOUAMBA, Clément Republic of the Congo economist, banker and politician, resigned as Prime Minister. 17 August 2017
  • BANNON, Steven (Steve) Kevin American media executive, film producer and government official, stepped down as White House Chief Strategist. 18 August 2017
  • ICAHN, Carl Celian American business executive, stepped down as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform. 18 August 2017
  • JEENBEKOV, Sooronbay Kyrgyzstani zoological engineer and politician, stepped down as Prime Minister. 21 August 2017
  • HUO, Lianhong Chinese economist and business executive, stepped down as General Manager and President of China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co. Ltd. 21 August 2017
  • ABULGAZIYEV, Mukhammetkaly Kyrgyzstani agronomist, government official and politician, appointed Acting Prime Minister and Acting First Deputy Prime Minister. 22 August 2017
  • DE VILLIERS, A(braham) B(enjamin) South African professional cricketer, stepped down as One-Day Captain. 23 August 2017
  • ADEOSUN, Kemi Nigerian accountant, politician and former investment banker, appointed Chairperson, Board of Governors of ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development. 22 August 2017
  • NILEKANI, Nandan M. Indian business executive and government official, appointed Chairman of Infosys Ltd. 24 August 2017
  • ABULGAZIYEV, Mukhammetkaly Kyrgyzstani agronomist, government official and politician, appointed Advisor to the President. 26 August 2017
  • SHEERAN, (Edward Christopher) Ed British singer, songwriter, musician (guitar) and record producer, awarded MTV Video Music Award for Artist of the Year. 27 August 2017
  • PHILPOTT, Jane Canadian physician and politician, appointed Minister of Indigenous Services. 28 August 2017
  • DUGDALE, Kezia British politician, stepped down as Scottish Labour Leader. 29 August 2017
  • VALDES PULIDO, Rodrigo Chilean economist, academic and politician, stepped down as Minister of Finance. 31 August 2017
  • ARORA, Sunil Indian government official and airline industry executive, appointed Election Commissioner. 31 August 2017
  • PRABHU, Suresh Prabhakar Indian chartered accountant and politician, appointed Minister of Commerce & Industry. 3 September 2017
  • LIN, Chuan Taiwanese economist and politician, stepped down as Premier. 4 September 2017
  • DIONNE, Mohamed Boun Abdallah Senegalese computer scientist, UN official and politician, stepped down as Prime Minister. 5 September 2017
  • MARTINDALE, Ken American business executive, stepped down as CEO of Rite Aid Stores. 6 September 2017
  • SHAREEF, Mohammed Hussain Maldivian government official, appointed Ambassador to Sri Lanka. 6 September 2017
  • ERDENEBAT Jargaltulga Mongolian accountant and politician, stepped down as Prime Minister. 7 September 2017
  • DEL TORO, Guillermo Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter and novelist, won Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion for Best Film. 9 September 2017
  • LAJČÁK, Miroslav Slovak diplomatist and politician, sworn in as President of UN General Assembly. 11 September 2017
  • CROZIER, Adam Alexander British business executive, appointed Chairman of Vue International. 13 September 2017
  • ALKATIRI, Mari bin Amude Timor-Leste politician, appointed Prime Minister. 14 September 2017
  • BENEDIKTSSON, Bjarni Icelandic lawyer and politician, resigned as Prime Minister. 16 September 2017
  • KIDMAN, Nicole Australian actress, won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress. 17 September 2017
  • SPIELBERG, Steven American film director and producer, appointed CEO of Amblin Partners. 19 September 2017
  • GUTERRES, AntÓnio Manuel de Oliveira Portuguese politician and UN official, awarded Dostuk Order by Kyrgyzstan. 21 September 2017
  • WALLSTRÖM, Margot Swedish politician and UN official, awarded Agent of Change Award by UN Women. 21 September 2017
  • TOPBAŞ, Kadir Turkish architect and politician, stepped down as Mayor of Istanbul. 22 September 2017
  • DAVENPORT, Michael Hayward British diplomatist, appointed Ambassador to Kuwait. 24 September 2017
  • KLEY, Karl-Ludwig German lawyer and business executive, appointed Chairman Supervisory Board Deutsche Lufthansa AG. 25 September 2017
  • GONÇALVES LOURENÇO, João Manuel Angolan party official and politician, sworn in as President. 26 September 2017
  • PÄRT, Arvo Estonian composer, won Ratzinger Prize. 26 September 2017
  • MANSILLA FERNÁNDEZ, Williams Agberto Guatemalan military commander and government official, stepped down as Minister of Defence. 28 September 2017
  • LORGAT, Haroon South African accountant, business executive and sports administrator, stepped down as CEO of Cricket South Africa. 28 September 2017
  • PRICE, Thomas (Tom) Edmunds American politician, government official and fmr surgeon, resigned as Secretary of Health and Human Services. 29 September 2017
  • ROSBASH, Michael American geneticist, biologist and academic, awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. 2 October 2017
  • LÓPEZ CABALLERO, Alfonso Colombian diplomatist and politician, appointed Ambassador to Armenia. 2 October 2017
  • WEISS, Rainer (Rai) American (born German) physicist and academic, awarded Nobel Prize in Physics. 3 October 2017
  • ABDULATIPOV, Ramazan Gadzhimuradovich Russian/Dagestan politician, diplomatist and university administrator, resigned as President of Dagestan. 3 October 2017
  • HENNIS-PLASSCHAERT, Jeanine Antoinette Dutch politician, resigned as Minister of Defence. 4 October 2017
  • ISHIGURO, Kazuo British writer, awarded Nobel Prize in Literature. 5 October 2017
  • SCHWARTZ, Stephen M. American diplomatist, resigned as Ambassador to Somalia. 6 October 2017
  • JOSHI, Adm. Devendra Kumar Indian naval officer, sworn-in as Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 8 October 2017
  • THALER, Richard H. American economist, author and columnist, won Noble Prize in Economic Sciences. 9 October 2017
  • KHER, Anupam Indian actor, appointed Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. 11 October 2017
  • ELVIN, Jo Australian journalist and editor, stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of Glamour Magazine. 12 October 2017
  • ATWOOD, Margaret Eleanor Canadian writer, received Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. 15 October 2017
  • JEENBEKOV, Sooronbay Kyrgyzstani zoological engineer and politician, won presidential election. 15 October 2017
  • SAUNDERS, George American writer and academic, awarded Man Booker Prize 2017. 17 October 2017
  • RUF Beatrix German/Swiss art gallery curator, stepped down as the Director of Stedelijk Museum. 17 October 2017



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