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  br>
President 2015-Present  br>
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow 1995-1996

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beatriz Merino Lucero - Peru  br>
Prime Minister 2003  br>
Fulbright Student 1976

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi - Pakistan  br>
Prime Minister 1993  br>
Fulbright Student 1951

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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