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The Leaderboard: Lu Wei

Who is he? Lu Wei is the charismatic head of China’s State Internet Information Office (SIIO), a position he has held since 2013. In May 2014, Xi Jinping appointed him to serve concurrently as office director of the powerful Central…

The Leaderboard: Matt Salmon

Who is he? Matt Salmon is a Republican who has represented Arizona’s fifth district in the U.S. House of Representatives since November 2012. Most recently, he led the Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Salmon previously served…

The Leaderboard: Franky Sibarani

Who is he? Franky Sibarani is a long-time Indonesian businessman and former secretary-general of the Indonesian Employers Association, or Apindo, Indonesia’s biggest business lobby organization. He was also secretary-general of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association and an executive at instant…

The Leaderboard: Samiu Vaipulu

Who is he? Samiu Vaipulu served as the first deputy prime minister of Tonga following sweeping changes to the nation’s constitution in 2010 that made 17 of the 26 members of parliament directly elected from among the general population. The…

The Leaderboard: Agung Laksono

Who is he? Agung Laksono is a longtime Indonesian politician who currently heads a splinter faction of Golkar, Indonesia’s oldest and second largest political party. He was until recently the party’s deputy chairman and has had extensive legislative and leadership…

The Leaderboard: Tsai Ing-wen

Who is she? Tsai Ing-wen is the chair of Taiwan’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). A legal scholar, Tsai holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics. She began her public service career in 1993 as an appointed official…