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World leaders

LSE people - alumni and staff

Barbados

The Rt Hon Errol Walton Barrow (1920-1987)
BSc (Econ) 1950
Prime minister 1962-1966; 1966-1976; 1986-1987

Canada

Rt Hon Pierre Trudeau (1919-2000)
Research Fee Student 1947-1948
Prime minister 1968-1979; 1980-1984

The Rt Hon Kim Campbell (b. 1947)
PhD student 1973
Prime minister June-November 1993

Jacques Parizeau (b.1930)
PhD student 1955
Premier of Quebec 1994-1995

China

Yang Jiechi (b. 1950)
General Course 1975
Tenth foreign minister of the People's Republic of China April 2007-

Colombia

Dr Pumarejo Alfonso Lopez
Occasional Registration 1932-1933
President 1934-1938, 1942-1945

Denmark

HM Queen Margrethe II (b. 1940)
Occasional student 1965
Queen 1972-

Dominica

The Hon Dame Eugenia Charles
LLM 1949
Prime minister 1980-1995

Fiji

The Rt Hon Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara (1920-2004)
Diploma Econ & Social Admin 1962
Prime minister 1970-1992; President 1994-2000

Ghana

Dr Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972)
PhD 1946
First president 1960-1966

Hon Dr Hilla Limann (1934-1998)
BSc (Econ) 1960
President 1979-1981

John Atta Mills (b. 1944)
LLM 1967-68
President 2009

Greece

George Papandreou (b.1952)
MSc Sociology 1977
Prime minister 2009-

Dr Constantine Simitis (b. 1936)
Research Fee Student 1961-1963
Prime minister 1996-2004

India

Shri KR Narayanan (1921-2005)
BSc (Econ) 1945-1948
President 1997-2002

Israel

Moshe Sharett (1894 -1965)
BSc (Econ) 1924
Prime minister 1953-1955

Italy

Professor Romano Prodi (b. 1939)
Research Fee Student 1962-1963
Prime minister 1996-1998; President of the European Commission 1999-2004; Prime minister 2006-2008

Jamaica

The Rt Hon Michael Manley (1924 -1997)
BSc (Econ) 1949
Prime minister 1972-1980; 1989-1992

The Rt Hon P J Patterson
LLB 1963
Premier 1992-2006

Japan

Taro Aso (b.1940)
Occassional Student 1966
Minister for foreign affairs, 2005-07, Prime minister 2008-

Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta (1891-1978)
ADA 1936
First president 1964-1978

Mwai Kibaki (b. 1931)
BSc Economics 1959
President 2002-

Kiribati

Anote Tong (b.1952)
MSc Sea-Use Group 1988 
President 2003-

Mauritius

The Hon Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo (1920-2000)
LLB 1948
First president of Mauritius March-June 1992

The Hon Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam (b. 1947)
LLB 1990
Prime minister 1995-2000; 2005-

Nepal

Sher Bahadur Deuba (b. 1943)
Research Student International Relations 1988-1989
Prime minister 1995-1997; 2001-2003; 2004-2005

Panama

Harmodio Arias (1886 -1962)
Occasional Student, 1909-1911
President 1932-1936

Peru

Pedro Gerardo Beltran Espanto (1897-1979)
BSc (Econ) 1918
Prime minister 1959-1961

Beatriz Merino (b.1947)
LLM 1972
Prime minister 2003

Poland

Marek Belka (b.1952)
Summer School 1990
Prime minister 2004-05

Singapore

Goh Keng Swee (b. 1918)
BSc Economics 1951; PhD Economics 1956
Minister of finance; Minister of defence; Minister of education; Deputy prime minister 1959-84

St Lucia

The Rt Hon John Compton (b. 1926)
LLB 1952
Premier 1964-1979; Prime minister Feb-Jul 1979 & 1982-1996

Taiwan

Yu Kuo-Hwa (1914-2000)
Composition fee student 1947-1949
Premier 1984-1989

Tsai Ing-wen (b.1956)
PhD Law 1984
Vice-premier 2006-

Thailand

Thanin Kraivichien (b. 1927)
LLB 1953
Prime minister 1976-1977

UK

Lord Attlee (1883- 1967)
Lecturer in social science and administration, 1912- 1923
Prime minister, 1945-1951

USA

John F Kennedy (1917-1963)
General Course student 1935
President 1961-1963

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