10. Ahmet Davutoğlu of Turkey
Ahmet Davutoğlu born 26 February 1959) is a Turkish diplomat and politician who has been the Prime Minister of Turkey since 28 August 2014 and the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) since 27 August 2014. He previously served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2014, pursuing a policy of expanding Turkey’sregional influence in former Ottoman territories and rebuilding relations with Israel after the 2009 Gaza flotilla raid on the MV Mavi Marmara. Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, Davutoğlu served as chief advisor to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and became an AKP Member of Parliament for Konya in the 2011 general election. He is also a political scientist, an academic, and anambassador at large.
9. Karim Massimov of Kazakhstan
Karim Qajymqanuly Massimov born 15 June 1965) is a Kazakh politician who has served as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan since 2 April 2014. He previously held the same post from 10 January 2007 to 24 September 2012.
8. Irakli Garibashvili of Georgia
Irakli Garibashvili (born June 28, 1982) is the Prime Minister of Georgia since 20 November 2013, and is a former business executive. Garibashvili entered politics with his long-time associate, the businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili, in October 2012. He served as Minister of Internal Affairs in the cabinet of Bidzina Ivanishvili from 2012 to 2013. Ivanishvili named Garibashvili as his successor as Prime Minister when he voluntarily stepped down in November 2013. At 32 years of age, he is the 2nd youngest state leader in the world after Kim Jong-un.
7. Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore
Lee Hsien Loong ( born 10 February 1952) is a Singaporean politician. He is the third and current Prime Minister of Singapore, and has been in office since 2004. He is the elder son of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. As the Secretary-General of the People’s Action Party (PAP), Lee became Prime Minister in August 2004, succeeding Goh Chok Tong. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Teck Ghee since 1984 and a member of the Cabinet since 1987, and was one of the key leaders in Singapore’s political transition in the 1980s and 1990s. Before becoming Prime Minister in 2004 he served as the Minister for Trade and Industry, Minister for Finance and Deputy Prime Minister. Prior to his election to Parliament, he served as an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, quickly rising to the rank of Brigadier-General.
6. Narendra Modi of India
Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament (MP) from Varanasi. He led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian parliament) – a first for any party since 1984 – and was credited for October 2014 BJP electoral victories in the states of Haryana and Maharashtra.
5. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of United Arab Emirates
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, GBE, also known as Sheikh Mohammed, (born 30 Feb 1949) is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and emir of Dubai. Since his accession in 2006, he has undertaken major reforms in the UAE’s government, starting with the UAE Federal Government Strategy in April 2007. In 2010 he launched UAE Vision 2021 with the aim of making the UAE “One of the best countries in the world” by 2021. He is responsible for the growth of Dubai into a global city, as well as the launch of a number of major enterprises includingEmirates Airline, DP World and the Jumeirah Group. Many of these are held by Dubai Holding, the holding company with multi-diversified businesses and investments. He currently owns 99.67% of the company.
4. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar
Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani (born 1965) is a Qatari politician who has been Prime Minister of Qatar since 26 June 2013. A member of the ruling family, he was Minister of State for Internal Affairs from 2005 to 2013.
3. Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan
Tshering Tobgay is a Bhutanese politician who has been Prime Minister of Bhutan since 2013. He is also leader of the People’s Democratic Party, and he was Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly from March 2008 to April 2013. Tobgay was a co-founder member of the People’s Democratic Party and was responsible for establishing the Party as Bhutan’s first registered political party.
2. Najib Razak of Malaysia
Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak (born 23 July 1953) is the sixth and current Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was sworn in to the position on 3 April 2009 to succeed Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. He is the President of the United Malays National Organisation, the leading party in Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.
Najib is the eldest son of Abdul Razak Hussein, Malaysia’s second Prime Minister, and the nephew of Hussein Onn, Malaysia’s third. He was elected to the Parliament of Malaysia in 1976, at the age of 23, replacing his deceased father in the Pahang-based seat of Pekan. From 1982 to 1986 he was the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Pahang, before entering the federal Cabinet of Mahathir Mohamad in 1986 as the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. He served in various Cabinet posts throughout the remainder of the 1980s and 1990s, including as Minister for Defence and Minister for Education. He became Deputy Prime Minister on 7 January 2004, serving under Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, before replacing Badawi a year after Barisan Nasional suffered heavy losses in the 2008 election.
1. Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman
Qaboos bin Said Al Said (born 18 November 1940) is the Sultan and Prime Minister of Oman and its dependencies. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970. He is the 14th-generation descendant of the founder of the Al Bu Sa’idi dynasty.