Mayors

Scott Avedisian

Mayor of Warwick, 

Rhode Island, USA  

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian was born in Warwick and educated in the public schools of Warwick and Washington, DC.  He was graduated from Providence College, earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Roger Williams University, completed the State and Local program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the New England Institute of Technology.  He was chosen as one of 24 inaugural Aspen-Rodel fellows by the Aspen Institute.  This bi-partisan group of elected officials is charged with reclaiming the middle ground of American politics.

 

Mayor Avedisian was first elected in a five-way race in a special election in February 2000. Prior to his election as the 15th Mayor of the City of Warwick, Avedisian served five terms as a member of the Warwick City Council. He is the longest-serving Mayor in City history.

 

Bryan K. Barnett

Mayor of Rochester Hills, 

Michigan, USA  

Bryan K. Barnett has served for over 12 years as Rochester Hills’ Mayor, establishing himself as the city’s longest-serving mayor. He is known for innovation, fiscal responsibility, and environmental leadership.

 

During his career, Mayor Barnett has received many awards including Michigander of the Year and the prestigious JFK School of Government Harvard Scholarship. He has led multiple international delegations focused on sustainability and economic development.

 

Mayor Barnett was recently elected the 2nd Vice President of the US Conference of Mayors and in 2019 will become President, holding the title of America’s Mayor. He will be one of only four mayors from Michigan ever to be selected for this role.

 

Under his leadership Rochester Hills was named a top ten place to live in America. He has a vision for Rochester Hills and is committed to making it the preeminent place in America to live, work, and raise a family.

 

Andy Berke

Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA  

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Andy Berke served as State Senator for Tennessee’s 10th District from 2007 to 2012 before becoming the 65th Mayor of Chattanooga in 2013. As Mayor, Andy is focused on growing the local economy, ensuring every child has the opportunity to succeed, making Chattanooga’s streets safer and neighborhoods stronger -- all while running a high-performing and effective government. Known as the Gig City, Mayor Berke has worked to maximize Chattanooga’s high-speed fiber optic infrastructure, establishing the first Innovation District is a mid-sized city and concentrating his efforts on digital equity. In 2015, Mayor Berke was named the Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County magazine for innovative initiatives such as Baby University, Tech Goes Home, and NetBridge, as well as for his leadership during a domestic terror attack on July 16, 2015, that took the lives of four Marines and a Naval Officer.  

 

Desmond Williams Bikoko

MAYOR OF LILONGWE, MALAWI

Desmond Williams Bikoko is the current Mayor of Malawi’s Capital City of Lilongwe. He has held that position since January 2017. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Madison Holdings Limited as well as President of Lilongwe based Riverton University. Ward. Prior to Madison Holdings and Riverton University, he was the Director of

Global Trade Compliance with Tyco Safety Products in Denver, USA as well as a Senior Operations Manager at one of the busiest U.S. Airports (Denver International Airport). He is also a former Board Member and member of the Audit Committee with Public Service Credit Union, a leading financial institution in the U.S.A. He has worked as a Human Resources & Management Consultant for the past several years in various organizations including Airtel Malawi, Public Service Credit Union, Coca-Cola USA, ABM Industries and Qwest Communications in the United States. Locally, he has taught various business related courses with Corporate Governance, Exploits University and Riverton University as a Senior Lecturer.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Leadership from Bellevue University, USA, an Executive-MBA and MBA-Project Management from Colorado Technical University, USA, and a Ph.D. with emphasis on International Business from Northcentral University, USA.

 

Nayib Bukeleis

Mayor of San Salvador, El Salvador

Nayib Bukeleis a politician and entrepreneur who has generated a positive transformation in perception in the Salvadoran people with regards to governability and democracy. He began his career as a politician as Mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlan, where he transformed the town, which became renown in El Salvador and abroad for a new form of municipal works and management.

Mr Bukele was the Mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlán from 2012-2015 and, from the onset, dedicated his administration to making substantial changes in the lives of its inhabitants. For example, donating his salary to scholarships for the young inhabitants of the municipality.

After Nuevo Cuscatlan, he went on to accomplish something that had never been done in Salvadoran politics, going from Mayor of a town to Mayor of San Salvador, the country’s capital.

Bukele implemented a new way of development through public-private partnerships making sure that projects benefited all of Nuevo Cuscatlan’s citizens, and now as Mayor of San Salvador, to all the citizens of the country’s capital city.

From a very young age, Nayib Bukele was recognized for his intellectual capacity and his entrepreneurialism. At 18 years old he was already managing his own business. His father was a prominent business man, physicist, historian, economist, and journalist. It was his father and family that implanted in him the values and his interest for the social wellbeing of his country.

It was this way of thinking and new approach to governing, rejecting the use of politics for self enrichment, that allowed him to implement major projects that were previously seen as impossible.

 

Filatov Borys Albertovych 

Mayor of Dnipro, Ukraine

Renowned social activist and human rights defender. Member of the Ukrainian Parliament from November 2014 till November 2015. Successful entrepreneur. Authoritative journalist. Philanthropist.

Mr. Filatov was born on March 7, 1972 in Dnipropetrovsk in a family of teachers. Graduated from Dnipropetrovsk State University, PhD in History and Law. In 1997 defended his thesis and became the youngest Candidate of Juridical Sciences in Ukraine. Since 1996 began to practice law, repeatedly entered the "Top 10 best lawyers of Ukraine", taught at several universities. In 2005 – 2014 was engaged in journalistic activity. In 2005 – 2010 hosted a popular TV program in Dnipro. On 4 March 2014 was appointed as Deputy Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration on internal affairs. On 27 November 2014 became a member of Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament). Headed the Special Control Commission of Verkhovna Rada on privatization issues, worked in the Committee for Legal Policy and Justice, was a member of groups of inter-parliamentary relations with the US, China, UK, Japan, etc. In 2015 was elected as a Mayor of Dnipropetrovsk (on 15 November 2015).

 

Soledad Chapeton Tancara

Mayor of El Alto, Bolivia

SOLEDAD CHAPETON TANCARA, was born on OCTOBER 25, 1980 in the city of El Alto, La Paz - Bolivia. His parents of origin AYMARA were immigrants from the provinces of La Paz Camacho and Pacajes. His father, Luis Chapetón (+), retired police officer, and his mother Dalila Tancara, retail merchant. SOLEDAD has a degree in Education Sciences from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in Bolivia.

 

Political trajectory

- During 2006, she was elected as a member of the Constituent Assembly by circumscription 15 of the city of El Alto. Being the first foray into politics in Bolivia.

- In the Sub National elections of 2010 she presented herself as a candidate to be mayor of the city of El Alto for the National Unity party.

In these elections he obtained the second place with 30.4% of votes, during this period he made various demands for attention for the city of El Alto.

- In 2014 during the General Elections, she was presented as a candidate for Senator by the Department of La Paz, along with National Unity, since this party did not obtain the necessary percentage to obtain the seat. He did not manage to occupy the position.

- After the municipal elections were held on March 29, 2015, the results show how the winner of the elections in the city of El Ato became the first female Mayor of this city, as well as being one of the youngest in all BOLIVIA.

- His youth and leadership earned him 2016 to be chosen as one of the five best Latin American politicians under 40 by the American magazine Americas Quarterly

- Columnists and journalists of Página Siete elected the Mayor of El Alto as the 2017 Character of the Year.

 

Thamiso Edison Chabalala

Deputy Council Chairman, Southern District Council, Botswana

Honorable Thamiso Chabalala aged 32 years is a trained language Teacher for secondary schools. He is the Deputy Council Chairperson of the Southern District Council, the sixth largest amongst the sixteen that constitutes Botswana’s Local Authorities.  He was elected to the position of Deputy Council Chairperson in 2016 after he was elected as an official in 2014. He is a coordinator of Rural Areas Development strategy for the district. He is also a member National Youth Commission for the Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA).

Hon Thamiso Chabalala is a YALI alumni, a Mandela Washington Fellow 2016 at the Rutgers State University of New Jersey under the leadership track. He is also a 2013 British Royal CommonwealthFellow.In 2016, he was honored amongst the 50 other young leaders impacting change in their society by Gabz FM and Mail and Guardian Africa.

He has founded 3 clubs that target to empower youths in his Area. 

 

Richard Fournaux

Mayor of Dinant, Belgium

Born in Namur (Belgium) on December 17th, 1963

 

* National Youth President PSC  (Christian Social Party) from 1987 to 1991 until 1994

 

• Mayor of Dinant since 1995

 

• Federal parliamentarian from 1995 to 2010

 

- House of Representatives member 1995 to 2006

- Senator from 2006 to 2010

• Provincial Councilor of Namur from 1987 to 1994 and from 2012 to 2018

 

• MR Group Leader from 2012 to 2018

 

• President of INASEP (Intercommunale Namuroise des Services publics) since 2012

 

• National Vice-President of the MCC (Movement of Citizens for Change) integrated into the MR

 

• President of AIAS (Adolphe Sax International Association)

 

Patrick J. Furey

Mayor of Torrance, California, USA

Torrance, California Mayor Patrick J. Furey was elected to the City Council in 2008. He was elected Mayor in 2014.

Mayor Furey is an attorney and a retired Los Angeles County Principal Deputy County Counsel.

He currently serves as the chair of the Beach Cities Sanitation District of Los Angeles County and he is the Chair of the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee.

In addition, Mayor Furey is a voting delegate to both the National League of Cities and the Southern California Association of Governments.

He is an active member in the United States Conference of Mayors and currently serves as Secretary of the National Democratic Municipal Officers. 

Mayor Furey and his wife Terry have been married for more than 40 years. They have two children and eight grandchildren.

 

Gabriel​ ​Groisman

Mayor of Bal​ ​Harbour,​ ​FL,​ ​USA

Gabriel Groisman is a lawyer, writer, speaker, and the Mayor of Bal Harbour, Florida.  Mayor Groisman wrote and passed the nation’s first municipal anti-BDS ordinance in December 2015, and was the first in the nation to codify a uniform definition of anti-Semitism in December 2017. Mayor Groisman is a sought after speaker, having presented at the UN Conference Against BDS, the Italian Paliament’s Conference on Anti-Semitism, the JNF’s National Conference, the Israeli American Council’s National Conference, WIZO Los Angeles, KSpace Miami, and various others.  Mayor Groisman is also leading efforts in his city on various issues including fighting beach erosion, working with law enforcement and the community, and in bringing fine arts to Bal Harbour. In his private life, Gabriel Groisman is the founder of Groisman, PLLC a boutique law firm where he focuses on trademark law, anti-corruption, and commercial litigation.​ ​He​ ​and​ ​his​ ​wife​ ​Lisa​ together ​raise​ ​their​ ​four​ ​beautiful​ ​daughters.  

 

Jacek Jaśkowiak

Mayor of Poznan, Poland

Jacek Jaśkowiak was born on 10 March 1964 in Poznań.  He is a devoted community worker, sports activist, and former businessman. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where he also earned his postgraduate studies degree in accountancy, finance and taxation. He was awarded a scholarship from GFPS (Association for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe) to the University of Bielefeld in Germany. 

 

He gained his professional experience in commercial companies in the 1990s. His past employment includes e.g. working for Dr. Jan Kulczyk at Kulczyk Tradex. From 1997 to 2014, he ran his own company, providing accountancy and advisory services to foreign entrepreneurs. Together with business investors, he contributed to creating employment for thousands of people in Poland.

 

Owing to his public activity, in 2010, he was appointed as a candidate for Mayor of Poznań, representing the urban movement My-Poznaniacy. He ran for the office of the Mayor of Poznań in 2014. 

 

Beti Kamya Turwomwe

Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs, Uganda

Born in Kenya of a Uganda father and Kenyan mother in 1955. Raised and educated in Uganda. Holder of Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Married to Spencer Turwomwe (RIP) with whom they have six children. Worked as Executive Director of Uganda Wild Education Center before joining fulltime politics in 2004. Elected Member of Parliament representing Rubaga North Constituency in 2006. Voted Best Performing MP for the year 2006 by readers of three independent daily newspapers (The New Vision, The Daily Monitor, Bukedde). Founded and became President of a political party known as Uganda Federal Alliance, being the first woman in Uganda to do so. Contested for position of President of Uganda under the new apolitical party, during the General Elections of 2011, being the first woman to do so. Loves to read, travel, international politics and current affairs. Passionate about diverse cultures. A Born Again Christian.                               

Deriba Kuma Heiy

Mayor of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Age:   42

Sex:   Male

Educational background:  BA in Economics

                                            MA in Organizational Leadership

Experience: 

  1. 2000-----2002 :Deputy  Administrator of  North Showa Zone; Oromia Regional State

  2. 2002----2003 : Chief Administrator of  West Harerge Zone, Oromia Regional State

  3. 2003---2006  : Chief Administrator of North Showa Zone of Oromia Regional State

  4. 2007---2009  : Head of Agriculture Bureau of Oromia Regional State 

  5. 2009---2010 : Minister of Communication and Transport

  6. 2011--- July 8, 2013:  Minister of Transport

 

Political Career

  1. Since 2006: Executive Member of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), and the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO), one of the four wings of EPRDF, the ruling Party. 

  2. Beginning July 9,2013 : Mayor of Addis Ababa 

 

Adriana Krnáčová

Mayor of Prague, Czech Republic

Born: 26 September 1960 in Bratislava 

 

Education

»University DePaul, Chicago, USA – MBA 

»Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University, Bratislava – Art history and languages

 

Courses

»William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan, USA – Course in strategy analysis and implementation

»Institute of Systemic Coaching, Prague

 

Professional career 

»26 November 2014: elected Mayor of Prague

»2014: Czech Ministry of the Interior. Deputy Interior Minister for Public Administration and Legislation

»2009 - 2014: BleuOceanSolutions. Executive and owner (strategic marketing, facilitation and PR)

»2007 – 2009: Johnson & Johnson. Communications Director and Board Member

»2001 – 2007: Transparency International – Czech Republic. Director

»2000 – 2001: Transparency International – Czech Republic, Prague. Consultant

»1995 – 1998: Makum. Co-owner and Executive (commercial gallery)

»1991 – 1995: Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia. Director

 

Non-profit and charity work 

»2011 – 2012: Member of NERV, economic advisory board to the Czech Government

»Since 2008: Chair of the Managing Board, Czech Healthcare Forum

»Since 2013: Chair of the Board and Founder, Zdravé Česko (Healthy Czechia)

»Since 2012: Board Member and Founder, Veřejnost proti korupci (Community against corruption)

 

Languages: 

Mayor Krnacova speaks Czech, Slovak, German, Hungarian, English, Russian and Italian

 

Interests: 

Political science, history, social psychology, science (physics and biomedicine), literature, contemporary art, communication and change management, running, golf, yoga

 

José María Leyes

Mayor of Cochabamba, Bolivia

José María Leyes is a lawyer, he specialized in the tributary taxing and constitutional systems.

He respects God, loves his people and his land, he was born in 1977 and he is married with three kids.

At 30 years of age, he proposed an autonomous Cochabamba, he led the Interagency Committee of Cochabamba, a Civic Citizen entity that promoted departmental autonomy, achieving a favorable result of more than 60% of the votes at departmental level, making Cochabamba an autonomous department from that historical moment.

When he was only 32 years old, he made his first political appearance by applying for the position Governor of the Department of Cochabamba this resulted in shocking second place for someone who was a new and fresh face, giving an exemplary show of consequence with Cochabamba.

On December 15, 2013, José María Leyes and other national leaders founded the first political party at a national level, this resulted in the first Cochabamba Political party of the 21st century and by this way born the SOCIAL DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT – DEMOCRATS.

In 2015 he applied for the position of Mayor of Cochabamba for the political organization “Movimiento Demócrata Social” (MDS), achieving victory with 56%, and coming to occupy an important position of this Municipality as a young politician with great ideas.

José María Leyes has the firm commitment to work for the people of Cochabamba, while people allow it, always with honesty and firmness.

 

Dr. Chia-Lung Lin

Mayor of Taichung, Taiwan

Dr. Chia-Lung Lin was elected Mayor of Taichung in 2014.

 

Mayor Lin was born in 1964 and raised in Taiwan.

 

He earned his Ph.D. degrees in political science from Yale University, U.S.A., and served in the United Nations as a visiting research fellow. After that, he returned to Taiwan to be employed as an assistant professor at the National Chung Cheng University (1999-2004); meanwhile, he established the Taiwan Thinktank.

 

Some more his working experiences are as follows: the advisor to the National Security Council (2000-2003), the Cabinet Spokesperson (2003-2004), the Director of Government Information Office, Executive Yuan (2004-2005), the Member of National Assembly (2005), the Deputy Secretary General of Presidential Office (2007-2008), DPP Secretary General (2006-2007), and the Legislator (2012-2014).

 

Nelson Marchezan Jr.

Mayor of Porto Alegre Municipality, Brazil

Mr. Nelson Marchezan Jr. was born in Porto Alegre Municipality, Brazil, in 1971. He studied Law at the Vale do Rio dos Sinos University (UNISINOS) and holds a post-graduate degree in Business Management by Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).

During his professional life, Mr. Marchezan Jr. worked as lawyer for eight years long. Furthermore, he was a Development, Agribusiness and Government Director at Banrisul, a state-owned bank.  In the public sector, Mr. Marchezan Jr. was elected in 2006 to act as state representative at the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul, where he was elected as president for the Financing, Planning, Monitoring and Controlling Commission, as well as a holder at the Constitution and Justice Commision. 

In 2010, Mr. Marchezan Jr. was elected as a Federal Representative. During his term, he was part of several special commissions, such as the ones envolving the National Educational Plan, the early childhood, the civil procedure code, children and adolescents sexual exploitation, disarmament, and the identification, registration and licensing of agricultural machinery.

Since January 2017, Mr. Marchezan Jr. is the Mayor of Porto Alegre Municipality for the 2017-2020 term. 

 

Samuel Mobio

Vice Governor of Abidjan Autonomous District, Ivory Coast

I’m Samuel MOBIO, born in Abidjan, capital city of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), the 14th february 1959. I’m married and I have 4 children, 3 boys and one girl.

 

I was lecturer at the sport university (1985-1999), former member of parlement (2000-2010), Vice-Governor of Abidjan District (2002-now). I was national player of basket-ball with 4 titles in the african championship : 2 as player and 2 as coach.

I studied in Abidjan and in Germany (11 years). I enjoy travelling, listening music and read the bible to teach the holy words and save souls.

 

 

Ioannis Moralis

Mayor of Piraeus, Greece 

Ioannis Moralis was born in 1968 in Athens and studied Economics. He is the son of late Minister Petros Moralis. He was always interested in commons and politics without, however, being member of a political party. He is the Mayor of Piraeus since September 2014. 

 

The last 20 years he became active in Piraeus as a freelancer in Sports Marketing and Communication and as an executive in Olympiacos Football Club, taking significant positions of responsibility during his career in the club. Ιn 2011 he was appointed General Manager and Vice President of the club, while in 2012 was elected President of Super League. 

He is married to Valia Kyriazis and they have two children.

 

Annika Olsen has been the Mayor of Tórshavn since January 1st 2017. She turned her attention to politics at an early age and was elected in the City Council in Tórshavn for the People’s Party at the age of 28. Since first elected she has been Minister of the Interior and Minister of Social Affairs in the Faroe Islands. Annika Olsen was a Member of Parliament before becoming Mayor of Tórshavn. Between 2011 and 2015 she was the Deputy Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands. Annika Olsen holds a Master’s degree in Danish and Religion from the University of Southern Denmark and she has taken an academic seminar in Faroese literature and language at the University of the Faroe Islands. She has also been a university teacher as well as teaching at upper secondary schools. Annika Olsen lives in Tórshavn with her husband and their two sons.

 

Annika Olsen

Mayor of Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Rusty Paul

Mayor of Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA

In January 2018, Russell K. (Rusty) Paul began his second term as mayor of the city of Sandy Springs. Paul brings more than 35-years of federal, state and local public policy and public administration experience to the job.

Mr. Paul was elected to the founding city council for Sandy Springs in November 2005, and chaired the City’s charter review commission and the Sandy Springs Development Authority.

Mr. Paul was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations in the first Bush Administration under Secretary Jack Kemp. Secretary Kemp appointed Paul acting Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development and tapped him to oversee the department’s disaster response to Hurricane Hugo and the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.  Mr. Paul was awarded the Secretary’s Golden Eagle Award, the highest honor a cabinet officer can bestow.  

Rusty Paul is also a former Georgia State Senator, and in 1995, Paul was elected chairman of the Georgia Republican Party and served on the Republican National Committee.  

 

Enrique Peramás Díaz

Mayor of Rimac, Peru

Enrique Peramás Díaz, peruvian young politician, is the only reelected Mayor in the history of his jurisdiction for two consecutive terms, whose main focus is the integral valuation of the District of Rimac.

Among his main achievements as Mayor are the World Champion of the Resilience Campaign of the United Nations distinction awarded in 2016 by the UNISDR and international recognition of organisms such as the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), organism that in 2015 registered the District of Rimac as a member of its select group of World Heritage.

Peramás has participated in several international meetings about historical heritage; the last one he attended was the 41st session of the Committee of the World Heritage Centre (UNESCO) in Krakow (Poland) during june of 2017, where he got his Cooperation Mission for the Conservation of the Historical Center of Lima proposition accepted.

 

Lydie Polfer

Mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Lydie Polfer was born on November 22, 1952 in Luxembourg and has a daughter from her marriage to Hubert Wurth.

After her secondary school education at the Lycée Robert Schuman, Lydie Polfer studied law at the Université de Grenoble, obtained a Master of Laws in 1976 and a DEA (post-graduate diploma) in Intégration Européenne at the Centre universitaire de recherches Internationales et Européennes in 1977. The same year she enrolled at the Barreau des Avocats in Luxembourg. 

 

Very early in her life, Lydie Polfer enters politics on the local, national and European level, having been a member of the Democratic Party (DP) since 1979. 

 

In June 1979, Lydie Polfer was elected for the first time into the House of Representatives where she sat from 1979 to 1985, from 1989 to 1990 as well as from 1994 to 1999. She was also a member of the European Parliament for the following periods: 1985 to 1989, 1990 to 1994 and 2004 to 2009. Lydie Polfer served as the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Public Service in the Juncker-Polfer Government from 1999 to 2004. She was Vice President of Parliament from 2009 to 2013 and was re-elected in October 2013.


Having been appointed mayor of the City of Luxembourg from January 1982 to August 1999 and alderman of culture from 2008 to 2013, Lydie Polfer was again sworn in as mayor of the capital on December 17, 2013, following the early national elections on October 20, 2013.  As a result of the communal elections on October 8, 2017, Lydie Polfer was once again sworn in as city mayor on November 22, 2017, for a 6-year mandate. 

 

Peter Joseph Dei Conti Sant-Manduca

Mayor of Mdina, Malta

Born: 15-01-1966, The Blues Hospital, St.Julians and brought up at the family home in Mdina, Malta.

 

19-10-1991 , Married to Alexandra nee’ Apap Bologna, the second daughter of The Most Noble John Apap Bologna, 6th Marquis of Gnien is-Sultan.  Peter and Alexandra have two daughters Alexia (1993) and Christina (1998 ). 

 

Education: St. Joseph School , De La Salle College , Stella Maris College and St. Aloysius College.

A Degree from The National Industrial council for the Flour Milling Industry.

 

Interests: History and Culture, Building restoration, Antiques, Sports, Museums, Cinema, Visitor attractions,.

 

Business career

 

1988 Director (Senior partner) of St.Publius flourmills.

1989 Qualified as a Miller specialising in flourmills.

1991 Managing Director (senior partner) San Pedro International Ltd.

1992 Managing Director (senior partner) of Mdina Bastions Ltd.

1996 Managing Director (senior partner) of Mdina Holdings Ltd. 

2000 Elected a Councilor for the Mdina local council

2003 Elected a Mayor for the Mdina local council

2006 Elected a Mayor for the Mdina local council

2009 Elected a Mayor for the Mdina local council

2013 Elected a Mayor for the Mdina local council

2017 Elected as President for the Commonwealth Society.  (Malta Branch)

 

Appointments

2003-2008 Deputy Chairman of the Mdina Rehabilitation Committee . Malta

 

Knighthoods and Memberships.

 

1996  A member of The Equestrian Order of The Holy Sepulcher Of Jerusalem .

1998  A member of The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of George.

2007  A member of The Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta.

2008  Delegate for Malta for The Sacred Military Constantinian Order Of Saint George.

2009  A member of The Order of Civil Merit (Spain)

2010  A member of the Casino Maltese, Valletta.

 

 

The Sant Manduca family history:

https://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/santmanduca.html

 

Phenyo Mokete Segokgo

Chairman of the South East District Council, Botswana

Honourable Phenyo Mokete Segokgo aged 33, is the Chairman of the South East District Council, which is among the sixteen that constitutes Botswana’s Local Authorities.  He was elected a Councillor for Sefoke Ward in Tlokweng Village in the October 2014 General Elections. He was subsequently elected by his fellow Councillors in South East to lead the District. He has an admirable track record in politics and activism, dating from his University days.

Hon Phenyo Segokgo’s leadership style has been described as that of inclusiveness, consultation and consensus building.  Through his leadership, the South East District has become a benchmark far collective as far as leadership is concerned, transcending the political divide.  He has introduced some initiatives in the District like the Chairman’s Trust Fund with its main objectives being to take care of the underprivileged in the country in line with Vision 2036 ideals of no one left behind and zero poverty in 2036.  He received an award From Mail & Guardian Africa after sterling job on the Chairman’s Trust Fund from for Botswana Change Makers 2016.

 

Francis X. Suarez

Mayor of Miami, Florida, USA

Francis X. Suarez is the 33rd Mayor of the City of Miami. As the first Miami-born mayor, he is committed to working diligently to serve the residents of the community where he was born and raised. Prior to being elected with 86 percent support from Miami residents in November of 2017, Mayor Suarez served as the Miami City Commissioner for District 4 for eight years. Mayor Suarez is dedicated to elevating the quality of life of the residents he serves by focusing on transportation and connectivity, resiliency, and job creation by nurturing the growth of technology and innovation. Additionally, he is committed to expanding affordable housing, tackling the poverty pandemic and, as a corollary, reducing crime. Mayor Suarez also serves as Vice-Chair of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and is the former President of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities.

 

Bidya Sunder Shakya

Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal

EDUCATION: Bachelor in Management from Tribhuvan University.

LANGUAGE KNOWN: Nepali, Newar, English (Secondary Language).

CAREER HISTORY:

1990 Founder Treasurar of Kathmandu Youth Council, CPN UML.

 

1992-1997 Elected Ward Chief, Ward No. 21 Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

 

1994- 2010 Member, CPN UML, Kathmandu District Committee.

 

1997-2002 Elected Ward Chief, Ward No. 21 Kathmandu Metropolitan City.   

 

1998 Kathmandu Metropolitan Incharge.

 

2010-2017 Party Representative to Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office.

 

2010 to Present Secretary, CPN UML, Kathmandu District Committee

 

May, 2017 Elected Mayor, Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

 

Giorgi Tchigvaria

Mayor of Kutaisi City, Georgia

Marital Status: Married and has two children

Date of Birth: April 20, 1980

Place of Birth: Kutaisi, Georgia

 

Education:

In 2010 - PhD degree in History at Akaki Tsereteli State University, (Doctoral thesis – “Turkish Geopolitics since 90-ies of 20th century”)
In 2003-2004 - Served at Georgian Armed Forces’ 11th motor rifle brigade;
In 2003 - Started working with the researcher’s status on Doctoral Thesis at Ankara University;

In 2002-2003 - Completed Turkish language course at Tomer college of Ankara University (Turkey)
In 2002-2003- Researcher and language teacher at “Ankara University” in Turkey.
In 1997-2002 - Graduated the Faculty of History , major in History of Eastern Countries at Akaki Tsereteli State University with honors . MA degree

In 1995 -1997 - Finished Kutaisi Humanitarian Lyceum
In 1986-1995 – Finished Kutaisi St. Nino Public School N3

 

Work Experience:

From 2017, November – Elected Mayor of Kutaisi City
Presently is a chairman of political party “Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia”, Kutaisi district organization.
From 2011 to Present - Associated Prof. in Akaki Tsereteli State University in the Department of Social Sciences and Shota Meskhia Zugdidi State University.
In 2016 - Head of Kutaisi district headquarter organization of “Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia” on parliamentary elections.
In 2014 - Advisor to the Mayor of Kutaisi City

In 2015- 2017 -Vice -governor of Imereti Region

 

Has published various research thesis and works in the field of Political Sciences.

 

Alfredo Luis Yd Sánchez

Mayor of Encarnación, Paraguay

Alfredo Luis Yd Sánchez was born on December 23, 1972, in the city of Encarnación.

 

He joined the policy forming part of a citizen movement, to later be elected as Municipal Councilor of the City of Encarnación.

During his administration, he raised the flag in defense of the rights of the most vulnerable sectors before the processes of transformation of the city of Encarnación.

 

On November 15, 2015, he presented himself as a candidate of the Alliance "Encarnación to the Front", being elected as Mayor, period 2015 - 2020.

 

These results marked a milestone in political history throughout the national territory, since it became the first citizen to break the hegemony of more than 75 years of a traditional party in the city.