World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group





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  • 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
  • FETTER, Trevor American business executive, resigned as CEO of Tenet Healthcare Corporation. 23 October 2017
  • SHAREEF, Mohammed Hussain Maldivian government official, took office as Ambassador to Sri Lanka. 23 October 2017
  • LOBO MORENO, Ramón Augusto Venezuelan economist and politician, appointed President of Banco Central de Venezuela. 26 October 2017
  • BARZANI, Masoud Iraqi (Kurdish) politician, stepped down as President. 1 November 2017
  • LÉGLISE-COSTA, Philippe French civil engineer and diplomatist, appointed Permanent Representative to European Union. 2 November 2017
  • HARIRI, Saad ed-Din Lebanese business executive and politician, stepped down as Prime Minister. 4 November 2017
  • MNANGAGWA, Emmerson Zimbabwean politician, dismissed as Vice-President. 6 November 2017
  • STUBBE, JoAnne American chemist and academic, received Pearl Meister Greenguard Prize. 7 November 2017
  • PATEL, Priti Sushil British politician, stepped down as Secretary of State for International Development. 8 November 2017
  • SINHA, Surendra Kumar Bangladeshi judge, steps down as Chief Justice of Supreme Court. 11 November 2017
  • MENDES, Shawn Peter Raul Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist, awarded Best Artist by MTV Europe Music Awards. 12 November 2017
  • DOS SANTOS, Isabel Angolan business executive, removed as President of SONANGOL. 15 November 2017
  • NAZARBAEVA, Dariğa Nursultanqizi Kazakhstani politician and media executive, appointed Head of Public Council of Kazakh Foreign Ministry. 16 November 2017
  • KHAN, Amjad Ali Indian musician (sarod) and composer, awarded Dayawati Modi Award. 17 November 2017
  • ROSS, Diana American singer and actress, won American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. 19 November 2017
  • ROSE, Charles (Charlie) Peete, Jr American broadcaster and journalist, removed as Co-Presenter of CBS Morning Show. 20 November 2017
  • MUGABE, Robert Gabriel Zimbabwean politician, head of state and former teacher, resigned as President. 21 November 2017
  • PUTIN, Col Vladimir Vladimirovich Russian politician and head of state, decorated with the Manas Order of the First Degree. 22 November 2017
  • ABDYGULOV, Tolkunbek Kyrgyzstani economist and banking executive, appointed Deputy Prime Minister. 23 November 2017
  • ATAMBAYEV, Almazbek Kyrgyzstani engineer and politician, awarded the title of the Hero of the Kyrgyz Republic. 24 November 2017
  • MARLIN, William V. St Maarten politician, stepped down as Prime Minister. 25 November 2017
  • BOND, Ruskin Indian writer, awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Chandigarh Literary Society. 26 November 2017
  • MEADE KURIBREÑA, José Antonio Mexican economist, lawyer and government official, resigned as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit. 27 November 2017
  • CHORY, Joanne, American biologist and academic, received 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. 3 December 2017
  • RUSH, Geoffrey Roy Australian actor, stepped down as President of Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. 3 December 2017
  • INSLEE, Jay Robert American lawyer and politician, elected Chairman of Democratic Governors Association. 4 December 2017
  • REARDON, Katherine (Kate) Genevieve British writer, stepped down as Editor of Tatler Magazine. 4 December 2017
  • MEWA, Commins Aston Solomon Islands politician, sworn in as Minister for Home Affairs. 5 December 2017
  • CLEGG, Nicholas (Nick) William Peter British politician, won Best Non-Fiction by a Parliamentarian prize at Parliamentary Book Awards 2017. 5 December 2017
  • BERSET, Alain Swiss politician, elected President of Swiss Confederation for 2018. 6 December 2017
  • BABIŠ, Andrej Czech business executive and politician, appointed Prime Minister. 6 December 2017
  • TAVARES, Carlos French automotive industry executive, appointed President of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association for 2018. 6 December 2017
  • SZYDŁO, Beata Maria Polish politician, stepped down as Prime Minister. 7 December 2017
  • GANDHI, Rahul Indian Politician, elected President of Indian National Congress. 11 December 2017
  • MORAWIECKI, Mateusz Jakub Polish lawyer, banking executive, politician and historian, sworn in as Prime Minister. 11 December 2017
  • KURZ, Sebastian Austrian politician, elected Chancellor. 16 December 2017
  • PIÑERA ECHENIQUE, (Miguel Juan) Sebastián Chilean engineer, business executive and politician, elected President. 17 December 2017
  • EDINBURGH, HRH The Duke of; (Prince Philip) Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, stepped down as Captain-General of the Royal Marines. 19 December 2017
  • GREEN, Rt Hon. Damian Howard British politician, resigned as First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office. 20 December 2017
  • AKHTAR, Javed Indian scriptwriter, poet and songwriter, elected Chairman of Indian Performing Rights Society . 20 December 2017
  • GORDEYEV, Aleksey Vassilyevich Russian economist and politician, resigned as Governor of Voronezh. 25 December 2017. Date
  • MUTKO, Vitalii Leontyevich Russian mechanical engineer and politician, stepped down as President of Russian Football Union. 25 December 2017
  • WEAH, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Liberian politician and former professional footballer, elected President. 26 December 2017
  • FREIJ, Gen. Fahd Jassem al- Syrian army officer and politician, stepped down as Minister of Defence. 1 January 2018
  • KALABA, Harry Zambian politician, resigned as Minister of Foreign Affairs. 3 January 2018
  • LEVIT, Igor Russian pianist, awarded Gilmore Artist Award 2018. 3 January 2018
  • DEL TORO, Guillermo Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter and novelist, won Golden Globe Award for Best Director-Motion Picture. 7 January 2018
  • GREENING, Rt Hon. Justine British politician, resigned as Secretary of State for Education. 8 January 2018
  • GAUKE, Rt Hon. David Michael British solicitor and politician, appointed Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. 8 January 2018
  • ZEHRI, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Pakistani politician, resigned as Chief Minister of Balochistan. 9 January 2018
  • MAALIM, Mahboub M. Kenyan engineer and international organization official, appointed Chairman of Kenya Power. 9 January 2018
  • OSORIO CHONG, Miguel Ángel Mexican lawyer and politician, resigned as Secretary of the Interior. 10 January 2018
  • WEISS, Rainer (Rai) American (born German) physicist and academic, received Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation. 10 January 2018
  • FEELEY, John D. American diplomatist, resigned as Ambassador to Panama. 12 January 2018
  • FEDERER, Roger Swiss professional tennis player, awarded Ambassador of the Year by International Tennis Writers Association. 14 January 2018
  • TUDOSE, Mihai Romanian lawyer and politician, resigned as Prime Minister. 15 January 2018
  • VUONG, Ocean American poet and writer, awarded T. S. Elliot Prize. 15 January 2018
  • CUMBERBATCH, Benedict Timothy Carlton British actor and film producer, appointed President of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. 16 January 2018
  • KGANYAGO, Lesetja South African economist and central banker, appointed Chairman of International Monetary and Financial Committee. 18 January 2018
  • KELLY, Judith (Jude) Pamela British theatre director, resigned as Artistic Director of Southbank Centre. 18 January 2018
  • PATEL, Anandiben Indian politician and former teacher, appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh. 19 January 2018
  • WEAH, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Liberian politician and former professional footballer, sworn-in as President. 22 January 2018
  • KUFUOR, John Kofi Agyekum Ghanaian lawyer, business executive, UN official and former head of state, sworn in as Honorary Member of the Advisory Board of the Brazil Africa Institute. 23 January 2018
  • ROMER, Paul Michael American economist and academic, resigned as Chief Economist of World Bank. 25 January 2018
  • SIMON, Lou Anna Kimsey American university president, resigned as President of Michigan State University. 25 January 2018
  • MARS, Bruno American singer, songwriter and record producer, won Grammy Award for Album of the Year. 28 January 2018
  • KAGAME, Maj. Gen. Paul Rwandan army officer, politician and head of state, appointed Chairman of African Union. 28 January 2018
  • CHENAULT, Kenneth Irvine American financial services company executive, appointed as Chairman of General Catalyst. 30 January 2018
  • DEL TORO, Guillermo Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter and novelist, awarded Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. 3 February 2018
  • IBRAHIM, Sonallah Egyptian writer, awarded People's Award. 6 February 2018
  • YUSUF, Abdulqawi Ahmed Somali lawyer, academic and judge, elected President of International Court of Justice. 6 February 2018
  • BRATHWAITE, (Edward) Kamau Barbadian academic, poet, writer and editor, awarded PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. 7 February 2018
  • CLAYTON, Gerald American jazz pianist, awarded ASCAP Vanguard Award. 7 February 2018
  • ADAMS, Gerard (Gerry) Northern Irish politician and author, resigned as President of Sinn Féin. 10 February 2018
  • JOHNSON-SIRLEAF, Ellen Liberian politician and head of state, awarded the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. 12 February 2018
  • SINGH, Udaya Narayana Indian poet, playwright, writer and academic, awarded Sahitya Akademi Award. 12 February 2018
  • SCHULZ, Martin German politician and former bookseller, resigned as Leader of Social Democratic Party. 13 February 2018
  • ZUMA, Jacob South African politician and head of state, resigned as President of South Africa. 14 February 2018
  • DAHAL, Pushpa Kamal Nepalese politician and former guerrilla leader, elected leader of Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre. 18 February 2018
  • O'BRIEN, Edna Irish writer, awarded PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. 20 February 2018
  • SHARIF, Mian Mohammed Nawaz Pakistani politician and industrialist, removed as the Leader of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). 21 February 2018
  • HARPER, Stephen Canadian politician and economist, elected Chairman of International Democrat Union. 21 February 2018
  • AKHTAR, Ayad American writer, screenwriter and actor, won Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama. 26 February 2018
  • DOHMANN, Barbara British barrister, appointed Chairman of AIFC International Arbitration Centre. 26 February 2018
  • FEDERER, Roger Swiss professional tennis player, awarded Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2017. 27 February 2018
  • DEL TORO, Guillermo Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter and novelist, won Academy Award for Best Director. 4 March 2018
  • RENZI, Matteo Resigned as Secretary of Partito Democratico. 5 March 2018
  • HARUTYUNYAN, Gagik G. Armenian politician and lawyer, elected Chairman of Supreme Judicial Council. 5 March 2018
  • COHN, Gary D. American financial services industry executive, resigned as Director of National Economic Council. 6 March 2018
  • NÍ DHOMHNAILL, Nuala Irish poet and academic, awarded Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award. 6 March 2018
  • PARKS, Suzan-Lori American playwright and academic, awarded Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Drama. 7 March 2018
  • DOSHI, Balkrishna Vithaldas Indian architect, awarded Pritzker Architecture Prize. 7 March 2018
  • RIO, Neiphiu Indian Politician, sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister. 8 March 2018
  • JHA, Sanjay K British/American computer engineer and business executive, resigned as Chief Executive Officer of GlobalFoundaries. 9 March 2018
  • PIÑERA ECHENIQUE (Miguel Juan), Sebastián Chilean engineer, business executive and politician, sworn in as President of Chile. 11 March 2018
  • MANDVIWALLA, Saleem Pakistani politician, elected Deputy Chairman of Senate of Pakistan, 12 March 2018
  • DHIEU DAU, Stephen South Sudanese banker and politician, removed as Finance Minister. 12 March 2018
  • TILLERSON, Rex W. American energy industry executive and government official, removed as US Secretary of State. 13 March 2018
  • WANG Yang Chinese politician, elected Chairman of National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. 14 March 2018
  • LEVY, David Israeli politician, awarded Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement. 15 March 2018
  • WANG Qishan Chinese economist and politician, named Vice President. 17 March 2018
  • BABBAR, Raj Indian politician, actor and filmmaker, resigned as President of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee. 20 March 2018
  • FOOTE, Judy M. Canadian journalist and politician, named Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. 20 March 2018
  • KUCZYNSKI, Pedro Pablo Peruvian economist, politician, business executive and head of state, stepped down as President. 21 March 2018
  • REHMAN, Shehrbano (Sherry) Pakistani journalist, politician and diplomatist, named Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. 22 March 2018
  • KEARNEY, Gerardine (Ged) Australian nurse and trade union executive, sworn in as Member of the Australian House of Representatives. 26 March 2018
  • CHOUDHURY, Anwar British diplomatist, sworn in as Governor of the Cayman Islands. 26 March 2018
  • YASINITSKY, Gregory Walter American composer, musician (saxophone) and academic, won The American Prize in Composition. 27 March 2018
  • SHULKIN, David Jonathon American physician, health administrator and government official, dismissed as United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. 28 March 2018
  • ACKERMANN, Haider Colombian fashion designer, stepped down as Artistic Director at Berluti. 30 March 2018
  • TIONG, Tan Sri Datuk Hiew King Malaysian/Chinese business executive, resigned as Chairman of Media Chinese International Limited. 1 April 2018
  • CAMPBELL BARR, Epsy Costa Rican economist and politician, elected Vice-President. 1 April 2018
  • BIO, Brig. -Gen. Julius Maada Sierra Leonean army officer, sworn-in as President. 4 April 2018
  • SILBER, Joan American writer and teacher, won PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. 4 April 2018
  • MÄMMÄDYAROV, Elmar Mähärräm oğlu Azerbaijani diplomatist, elected Chairman of Mid-Term Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement. 5 April 2018
  • MARTINEZ, Vilma Socorro American diplomatist, lawyer and human rights activist, resigned as President of the Los Angeles Harbor Commission. 6 April 2018
  • SPAR, Debora L. American political scientist, academic and college administrator, resigned as President of Lincoln Center. 6 April 2018
  • CRANSTON, Bryan Lee American actor, screenwriter and director, won Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. 8 April 2018
  • BAN Ki-moon South Korean politician, diplomatist and UN official, elected Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia. 9 April 2018
  • CĂRTĂRESCU, Mircea Romanian poet and novelist, awarded Premio Formentor de las Letras. 9 April 2018
  • KEANE, Fergal Patrick Irish journalist and broadcaster, won Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize. 11 April 2018
  • RAFIDAH AZIZ, Dato' Seri Paduka Malaysian politician, resigned as Chairman of Supermax Corporation Berhad. 14 April 2018
  • KOKJE, Vishnu Sadashiv Indian lawyer and government official, elected International President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad. 14 April 2018
  • LAMAR, Kendrick, (K-Dot) American rapper and singer, awarded The Pulitzer Prize for Music. 16 April 2018
  • GOMES, Aristides Guinea-Bissau politician, elected Prime Minister. 16 April 2018
  • CASTRO RUZ, Gen. Raúl Modesto Cuban politician and head of state, resigned as President. 19 April 2018
  • GROSSMAN, David Israeli writer, awarded Israel Prize. 19 April 2018
  • LOPEZ, Eugenio, III Philippine broadcasting executive, stepped down as Chairman of ABS-CBN Corporation. 19 April 2018
  • SINHA, Yashwant Indian politician, teacher and civil servant, resigned as member of Bhartiya Janta Party. 21 April 2018
  • NAHLES, Andrea Maria German politician, elected Leader of Social Democratic Party. 22 April 2018
  • CHEN, Chu Taiwanese politician, sworn in as Secretary-General to the President. 23 April 2018
  • SARGSYAN, Serzh Armenian philologist, politician and fmr head of state, resigned as Prime Minister. 23 April 2018
  • BLAIR, Rt Hon. Anthony (Tony) Charles Lynton British barrister, consultant and former politician, awarded Lincoln Leadership Prize. 24 April 2018



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