Heads of State/Government

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Thirty-seven Fulbright alumni have served as heads of state or government of their home countries. They are listed below in reverse-time order, according to the start of their term in office:

David Granger - Guyana 
President 2015-Present 
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow 1995-1996

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic - Croatia 
President 2015-Present 
Fulbright Scholar 2002-2003

Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera - Costa Rica 
President 2014-Present 
Fulbright Student 1978 
Fulbright Scholar in Residence 1983

Ashraf Ghani - Afghanistan 
President 2014-Present 
Fulbright-Hays Program 1985

Miro Cerar - Slovenia 
Prime Minister 2014-Present 
Fulbright Scholar 2008

Arthur Peter Mutharika - Malawi 
President 2014-Present 
Fulbright Student 1965

Garry Conille - Haiti 
Prime Minister 2011-2012 
Fulbright Student 1998

Felipe de Borbon y Grecia—Spain 
King 2014-Present 
Fulbright Student 1993-1994

Juan Manuel Santos Rivera - Colombia 
President 2010-Present 
Fulbright Student 1980-1981

Iveta Radičová - Slovak Republic 
Prime Minister 2010-2012 
Fulbright Scholar 1999 & 1998

Sebastián Echenique Piñera - Chile 
President 2010-2014 
Fulbright Student 1974 & 1973

John Evans Atta Mills - Ghana 
President 2009-2012 
Fulbright Student 1970

Barnabas Dlamini - Swaziland 
Prime Minister 1996-2003, 2008-Present 
Fulbright Student 1967

Sidi Mohamed Boubacar - Mauritania 
Prime Minister 2005-2007 & 1992-1996 
Fulbright Student 1981

Marek Marian Belka - Poland 
Prime Minister 2004-2005 
Fulbright Student 1979 & 1978

Gerard R. Latortue - Haiti 
Prime Minister 2004-2006 
Fulbright Scholar 1963

Beatriz Merino Lucero - Peru 
Prime Minister 2003 
Fulbright Student 1976

Zlatko Lagumdzija - Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Chairman of the Council of Ministers 2001-2002 
Fulbright Scholar 1988

Ivy Leona Dumont - The Bahamas 
Governor General 2001-2005 
Fulbright Teacher Exchange 1962

Alejandro Toledo Manrique - Peru 
President 2001-2006 
Fulbright Scholar 1984

Giuliano Amato - Italy 
Prime Minister 2000-2001 & 1992-1993 
Fulbright Student 1962

Jamil Mahuad Witt - Ecuador 
President 1998-2000 
Fulbright Student 1988

Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz - Poland 
Prime Minister 1996-1997 
Fulbright Scholar 1980

Lamberto Dini - Italy 
Prime Minister 1995-1996 
Fulbright Student 1957

Fernando Henrique Cardoso - Brazil 
President 1995-2003 
Fulbright Seminar Programs 1986

Ingvar Gosta Carlsson - Sweden 
Prime Minister 1994-1996 & 1986-1991 
Fulbright Student 1960 & 1997

Abdul Ghani Abdul Aziz - Yemen 
Prime Minister 1994-1997 
Fulbright Student 1967

Pascoal Manuel Mocumbi - Mozambique 
Prime Minister 1994-2004 
Fulbright Student 1961

Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi - Pakistan 
Prime Minister 1993 
Fulbright Student 1951

Andreas Papandreou - Greece 
Prime Minister 1993-1996 & 1981-1989 
Fulbright Scholar 1959

Colville Norbert Young - Belize 
Governor General 1993-Present 
Fulbright Scholar 1992 & 1991

Hyun Seung-Jong - Republic of Korea 
Prime Minister 1992-1993 
Fulbright Student 1955

Lee Hyun Jae - Republic of Korea 
Prime Minister 1988 
Fulbright Student 1971

Lee Han Key - Republic of Korea 
Prime Minister 1987 
Fulbright Student 1955 & 1954

Zelman Cowen - Australia 
Governor General 1977-1982 
Fulbright Scholar 1953

Wallace E. Rowling - New Zealand 
Prime Minister 1974-1975 
Fulbright Teacher Exchange 1955

Kofi Abrefa Busia - Ghana 
Prime Minister 1969-1972 
Fulbright Student 1954