Tharman Shanmugaratnam: Profile and Contributions

  Sep 18, 2023

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Prominent Indian-origin political leaders from around the world, including Singapore:

United States:

Kamala Harris: Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, first African American woman, and first Asian American woman to become the Vice President of the United States.
United Kingdom: 2. Rishi Sunak: Rishi Sunak is the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK, making him one of the most influential figures in British economic policy.
Ireland: 3. Leo Eric Varadkar: Leo Varadkar, of Indian origin, served as the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland.
Canada: 4. Anita Anand: Anita Anand is the first Hindu to become a federal minister in Canada.
Harjit Sajjan: Harjit Sajjan is a prominent Indian-origin minister in Canada's government.
Kamal Khera: Kamal Khera is another Indian-origin minister in Canada's political landscape.
Priyanca Radhakrishnan: Priyanca Radhakrishnan is the first person of Indian origin to become a minister in New Zealand.
Australia: 8. Devanand Dave Sharma: Devanand Dave Sharma became a Member of Parliament (MP) in Australia in 2019.
Mauritius: 9. Pravind Jugnauth: Pravind Jugnauth serves as the Prime Minister of Mauritius.
Prithvirajsing Roopun: Prithvirajsing Roopun is the President of Mauritius and has Indian roots.
Suriname: 11. Chandrikapersad Chan Santokhi: Chandrikapersad Chan Santokhi has been the President of Suriname since 2020.
Seychelles: 12. Wavel Ramkalawan: Wavel Ramkalawan serves as the President of Seychelles.
Singapore: 13. Tharman Shanmugaratnam: Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an Indian-origin Singapore-born economist, was sworn in as the ninth president of Singapore. He is a significant political figure in the city-state.
These leaders represent the growing influence of people of Indian origin in global politics, showcasing their leadership and contributions to diverse nations worldwide.


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