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
  • LAMPERT, Edward (Eddie) S. American retail executive, resigned as Chairman of Sears Holdings Corporation. 15 February 2019
  • TSIPRAS, Alexis Greek politician, awarded Ewald-von-Kleist Award. 16 February 2019
  • YILDIRIM, Binali Turkish politician, resigned as Speaker of the Grand National Assembly. 18 February 2019
  • SA'UD, HRH, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abd al-Aziz al- Saudi Arabian royal and government official, awarded Nishan-e-Pakistan. 18 February 2019
  • DJOKOVIC, Novak Serbian professional tennis player, won Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award. 18 February 2019
  • SHEERAN, (Edward Christopher) Ed British singer, songwriter, musician (guitar) and record producer, won BRITs Global Success Award. 20 February 2019
  • AUF, Lt-Gen. Ahmed Awad ibn Sudanese politician, fmr army officer and diplomatist, appointed First Vice-President. 23 February 2019
  • COLMAN, Olivia British actress, won Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role. 24 February 2019
  • ZARIF, Mohammad Javad Iranian diplomatist and politician, resigned as Minister of Foreign Affairs. 25 February 2019
  • BRADY, Baroness (Life Peer), created 2014, of Knightsbridge in the City of Westminster, Karren Rita Brady British sports executive, politician, television broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author, resigned as Chairman of Taveta Investments. 25 February 2019
  • SASAKAWA, Yohei Japanese foundation executive, awarded Gandhi Peace Prize for 2018. 26 February 2019
  • CISNEROS, Sandra American writer and poet, won PEN Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. 26 February 2019
  • SKEPTA British hip hop and grime rapper, songwriter and record producer, awarded Music Producers Guild Inspiration Award. 28 February 2019
  • MOHAMED, Amina C. Somali/Kenyan lawyer, diplomatist and politician, appointed Cabinet Secretary for Sports (Kenya). 1 March 2019
  • PHILPOTT, Jane Canadian physician and politician, resigned as President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government. 4 March 2019
  • RAJASEKHARAN, Kummanam Indian politician, activist and journalist, resigned as Governor of Mizoram. 8 March 2019
  • LAKSHMI, Padma Parvati Indian/American actress, author, television broadcaster, appointed United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador. 8 March 2019
  • VILLANUEVA ARÉVALO, César Peruvian politician, resigned as Prime Minister. 8 March 2019
  • GUELLEH, Ismaïl Omar Djibouti head of state, awarded Padma Vibhushan. 11 March 2019
  • OUYAHIA, Ahmed Algerian politician and diplomatist, resigned as Prime Minister. 11 March 2019
  • ZIDANE Zinedine Yazid French football coach, sports commentator and former professional footballer, re-appointed Coach of Real Madrid football club. 11 March 2019
  • ELIAS, Rt Hon. Dame Sian New Zealand lawyer, retired as Chief Justice. 12 March 2019
  • YU, Xiang (Angelo) Chinese violinist, awarded Avery Fisher Career Development Grant. 14 March 2019
  • SMITH, Zadie British writer and academic, won Criticism Prize at National Book Critics Circle Awards. 14 March 2019
  • HADEMINE, Yahya Ould Mauritanian engineer and politician, appointed Minister of Defence. 15 March 2019
  • MENDES, Shawn Peter Raul Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist, won Juno Award for Artist of the Year. 17 March 2019
  • NAZARBAEV, Nursultan Abishulı Kazakhstani politician and head of state, resigned as President. 19 March 2019
  • LUTCHMEENARAIDOO, Vishnu Mauritian politician, resigned as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade. 21 March 2019
  • TSACHEVA DANGOVSKA, Tsetska Bulgarian jurist and politician, resigned as Minister of Justice. 23 March 2019
  • GOYAL, Naresh Indian airline executive, resigned as Chairman of Jet Airways (India) Ltd. 25 March 2019
  • THURMAN, Uma American actress, won David di Donatello Speciale Award. 27 March 2019
  • SLOAN, Timothy (Tim) J. American banking executive, resigned as CEO and President of Wells Fargo & Co. 28 March 2019
  • EAVES, Will British writer, editor and teacher, awarded Republic of Consciousness Prize. 28 March 2019
  • WONG, Penny Australian politician, awarded McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership. 29 March 2019
  • FEDERER, Roger Swiss professional tennis player, won Men's Singles of Miami Open. 31 March 2019
  • HAMILTON, Lewis Carl Davidson British racing driver, won Bahrain Grand Prix. 31 March 2019
  • ISHIGURO, Sir Kazuo British writer, awarded Bodley Medal. 3 April 2019
  • VELLA, Hon. George William Maltese physician and politician, sworn in as President. 4 April 2019
  • MODI, Narendra Damodardas Indian politician, awarded Order of Zayed (UAE). 4 April 2019
  • NIELSEN, Kirstjen Michele American lawyer and government official, resigned as Secretary of Homeland Security. 7 April 2019
  • MUSGRAVES, Kacey Lee American country music singer, songwriter and musician, won Academy of Country Music Award for Female Artist of the Year. 7 April 2019
  • LIN, Dan Chinese badminton player, won Men's Singles of Malaysian Open. 7 April 2019
  • TORRES, Ralph American politician, elected Chairman of Pacific Islands Development Bank. 9 April 2019
  • ABIZAID, Gen. John American army officer (retd) and consultant, appointed Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. 10 April 2019
  • KOHLI, Virat Indian cricketer, named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World. 10 April 2019
  • BASHIR, Lt -Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmad al- Sudanese army officer and head of state, removed as President. 11 April 2019
  • KAŽIMĺR, Peter Slovak business executive and politician, resigned as Minister of Finance. 11 April 2019
  • WONG, Anthony Chau-Sang Hong Kong actor, screenwriter and film director, won Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor. 14 April 2019
  • AUF, Lt-Gen. Ahmed Awad ibn Sudanese politician, fmr army officer and diplomatist, removed as Minister of Defence. 14 April 2019
  • POWERS, Richard American writer and academic, awarded Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Category. 16 April 2019
  • SHAIKH, Abdul Hafeez Pakistani economist and politician, appointed Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance. 18 April 2019
  • MAÏGA, Soumeylou Boubèye Malian journalist and politician, resigned as Prime Minister. 18 April 2019
  • MUKHERJEE, Siddhartha American (born Indian) physician, academic and writer, awarded Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. 22 April 2019
  • CISSÉ, Boubou Malian economist and politician, appointed Prime Minister. 22 April 2019
  • BARAKAT, Hoda Lebanese/French writer and journalist, won International Prize for Arabic Fiction. 23 April 2019
  • SOGAVARE, Manasseh Damukana Solomon Islands politician, sworn in as Prime Minister. 24 April 2019
  • DASGUPTA, Rana British writer, awarded Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize. 24 April 2019
  • HARJO, Joy American poet, musician, lyricist, writer, screenwriter and playwright, awarded Jackson Poetry Prize. 25 April 2019
  • McEwan, Ross New Zealand banking executive, resigned as Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland Group. 25 April 2019
  • NAZARBAEV, Nursultan Abishulı Kazakhstani politician and former head of state, awarded Order of Friendship (China). 28 April 2019
  • AKIHITO, HIM The Emperor of Japan, abdicated the Chrysanthemum Throne. 30 April 2019
  • KENNEY, Jason Canadian politician, sworn in as Premier of Alberta. 30 April 2019
  • SHARK, Amy Louise Australian singer and songwriter, won Apra Music Award for Song of the Year. 30 April 2019
  • THE WEEKND Canadian R&B recording artist and record producer, won Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Male Artist. 1 May 2019
  • COURCHENE, Thomas Joseph Canadian economist and academic, awarded Donner Prize. 1 May 2019
  • CASTRO RUZ, Gen. Raúl Modesto Cuban politician and fmr head of state, awarded Order of Lenin. 1 May 2019
  • SEATON, David T. American business executive, resigned as Chairman and CEO of Fluor Corporation. 2 May 2019
  • MIRISIM, Solan Papua New Guinea politician, resigned as Minister of Defence. 3 May 2019
  • BRAND, Dionne Canadian poet, novelist, essayist, filmmaker and academic, awarded Prix Littéraire Violet Metropolis Bleu. 4 May 2019
  • MADONNA American singer, actress and fashion designer, received Advocate for Change Award at GLAAD Media Awards. 4 May 2019
  • WOODS, Eldrick Tont (Tiger) American professional golfer, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom. 6 May 2019
  • KIESSLING, Laura L. American chemist and academic, awarded Centenary Prize by Royal Society of Chemistry. 7 May 2019
  • DENKTAŞ, Serdar Turkish-Cypriot politician, resigned as Minister of Finance. 8 May 2019
  • ARMITAGE, Simon Robert British poet, writer and academic, named Poet Laureate of United Kingdom. 10 May 2019
  • PENDAROVSKI, Stevo Macedonian political scientist, academic and politician, sworn in as President. 12 May 2019
  • DJOKOVIC, Novak Serbian professional tennis player, won Men's singles of Madrid Open. 12 May 2019
  • CUMBERBATCH, Benedict Timothy Carlton British actor and film producer, won British Academy Television Award for Leading Actor. 12 May 2019
  • OTI, John Paterson Solomon Islands politician, elected Speaker of National Parliament. 15 May 2019
  • MARTÍ PETIT, Antoni Andorran architect and politician, stepped down as Cap de Govern (Head of Government). 15 May 2019
  • MURRAY, Sir Andrew (Andy) Barron British professional tennis player, granted knighthood by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. 16 May 2019
  • PELOSI, Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro American politician, received John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. 19 May 2019
  • KLIMKIN, Pavlo A. Ukrainian diplomatist and politician, resigned as Minister of Foreign Affairs. 20 May 2019
  • EMANUEL, Rahm Israel American banking executive and politician, stepped down as Mayor of Chicago. 20 May 2019
  • LI, Gong Chinese actress, awarded Women in Motion Award at the Cannes Film Festival. 20 May 2019
  • POLTORAK, Col Gen. Stepan Timofeyevich Ukrainian army officer and government official, resigned as Minister of Defence. 20 May 2019



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