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Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan
   is Head of State of   
Sudan
Serving in a de facto capacity since the 12th April 2019. His predecessor Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf served a single day before stepping down after a military coup ended the 29 year presidency of Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir.
Ali Khamenei
   is Head of State of   
Iran
Since 1989. Grand Ayatollah
Captains Regent Michele Muratori and Nicola Selva
   is Head of State of   
San Marino
Since April 2019. The Captains Regent are elected every six months.
Chairmen of the Presidency - Milorad Dodik, Sefik Dzaferovic and Zeljko Komsic
   is Head of State of   
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Presidency consists of three members: one Bosniak and one Croat elected from the Federation and one Serb elected from the Republika Srpska. Since 1998, in accordance with the Constitution and Rules of Procedure, every eight months the Chair of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina rotates.
Choe Ryong-hae
   is Head of State of   
North Korea
In North Korea the role of 'Head of State' does not exsist. While Kim Jong Un is Supreme Leader of North Korea, most sources cite Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly as 'nominal head of state'.
Co-Princes - Bishop Joan Enric Vives Sicília & Emmanuel Macron
   is Head of State of   
Andorra
Since May 2003 and May 2017 respectively. The Co-Princes of Andorra are the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France.
Dragon King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
   is Head of State of   
Bhutan
Since 2006. 5th Dragon King
Emir Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
   is Head of State of   
Kuwait
Since January 2016
Emir Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
   is Head of State of   
Qatar
Since June 2013
Emperor Naruhito
   is Head of State of   
Japan
Since May 2019. Japan has the worlds oldest continuing hereditary monarchy. Naruhito's father, Akihito abdicated at the age of 85, being the first emperor to do so for more than 2 centuries.
Federal Council
   is Head of State of   
Switzerland
The seven-member executive council serves as the collective executive head of state of Switzerland.
George Vella
   is Head of State of   
Malta
Assumed office 4th April 2019
Grand Duke Henri
   is Head of State of   
Luxembourg
Since October 2000
Hashim Thaci
   is Head of State of   
Kosovo
Since 2016
King Abdullah II
   is Head of State of   
Jordan
Since February 1999
King Aho'eitu Tupou VI
   is Head of State of   
Tonga
Since March 2012
King Carl XVI Gustaf
   is Head of State of   
Sweden
Since September 1973
King Felipe VI
   is Head of State of   
Spain
Since June 2014
King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa
   is Head of State of   
Bahrain
Since March 1999 as Emir and February 2002 as King.
King Harald V
   is Head of State of   
Norway
Since January 1991
King Letsie III
   is Head of State of   
Lesotho
Since October 1997
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
   is Head of State of   
Thailand
Since October 2016. Also styled Rama X, his full title is King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.
King Mohammad VI
   is Head of State of   
Morocco
Since July 1999
King Mswati III
   is Head of State of   
Eswatini
Acsended the throne in April 1986. In April 2018 he issued a proclamation changing the name of the country from Swaziland to Eswatini.
King Norodom Sihamoni
   is Head of State of   
Cambodia
Since October 2004
King Phillipe
   is Head of State of   
Belgium
Since July 2013
King Salman
   is Head of State of   
Saudi Arabia
Since January 2015. The King is also the Head of the House of Saud and Prime Minister.
King Willem-Alexander
   is Head of State of   
Netherlands
Since April 2013
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
   is Head of State of   
Mauritania
Since August 2009
Muhammadu Buhari
   is Head of State of   
Nigeria
Since May 2015
O Le Ao O Le Malo Vaaletoa Sualauvi II
   is Head of State of   
Samoa
Since July 2017. His full name is Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II so while he is head of state his full title would be O le Ao o le Malo Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II
Pope Francis
   is Head of State of   
Vatican City
Since 2013. Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
   is Head of State of   
Egypt
Since June 2014
President Abdelkader Bensalah
   is Head of State of   
Algeria
Acting President following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April 2019
President Abdul Hamid
   is Head of State of   
Bangladesh
March 2013
President Adama Barrow
   is Head of State of   
Gambia
Since January 2017
President Alassane Outtara
   is Head of State of   
Côte D'Ivoire
Since December 2010
President Aleksandar Vucic
   is Head of State of   
Serbia
Since May 2017
President Aleksandr Lukashenko
   is Head of State of   
Belarus
Since July 1994
President Alexander Van Der Bellen
   is Head of State of   
Austria
Since January 2017
President Ali Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
   is Head of State of   
Yemen
Since February 2012
President Ali Bongo Ondimba
   is Head of State of   
Gabon
Son of Omar Bongo Ondimba who was Gabonese president from 1967 to 2009
President Alpha Conde
   is Head of State of   
Guinea
Since December 2010
President Andrej Kiska
   is Head of State of   
Slovakia
Since June 2014
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
   is Head of State of   
Mexico
Since December 2018. Mexican presidents are limited to a single term of six years.
President Andry Rajoelina
   is Head of State of   
Madagascar
Since January 2019
President Andrzej Duda
   is Head of State of   
Poland
Since August 2015
President Arif Alvi
   is Head of State of   
Pakistan
Since September 2018
President Armen Sarkissian
   is Head of State of   
Armenia
Since April 2018
President Ashraf Ghani
   is Head of State of   
Afghanistan
Since September 2014
President Azali Asoumani
   is Head of State of   
Comoros
Since May 2016
President Barham Salih
   is Head of State of   
Iraq
Since October 2018
President Barlen Vyapoory
   is Head of State of   
Mauritius
Since March 2018. Has served in an acting capacity since the resignation of President Ameerah Gurib.
President Baron Waqa
   is Head of State of   
Nauru
Since June 2013
President Bashar Al-Assad
   is Head of State of   
Syria
Since July 2000
President Beji Caid Essebi
   is Head of State of   
Tunisia
Since December 2014
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
   is Head of State of   
Nepal
Since October 2015. The first female Nepali head of state
President Borut Pahor
   is Head of State of   
Slovenia
Since December 2012
President Bounnhang Vorachith
   is Head of State of   
Laos
Since April 2016
President Brahim Ghali
   is Head of State of   
Western Sahara (SADR)
Since July 2016
President Carlos Alvarado Quesada
   is Head of State of   
Costa Rica
Since May 2018
President Charles Savarin
   is Head of State of   
Dominica
Since October 2013
President Cyril Ramaphosa
   is Head of State of   
South Africa
Since February 2018
President Dalia Grybauskaite
   is Head of State of   
Lithuania
Since July 2009
President Daniel Ortega
   is Head of State of   
Nicaragua
Since January 2007
President Danilo Medina
   is Head of State of   
Dominican Republic
Since August 2012
President Danny Faure
   is Head of State of   
Seychelles
Since October 2016
President David Granger
   is Head of State of   
Guyana
Since May 2015
President David W. Panuelo
   is Head of State of   
Micronesia
Since May 2019
President Denis Sassou Nguesso
   is Head of State of   
Republic of the Congo
Since 1997
President Desi Bouterse
   is Head of State of   
Suriname
Since August 2010
President Donald Trump
   is Head of State of   
United States of America
Since January 2017
President Edgar Lungu
   is Head of State of   
Zambia
Since January 2015
President Emmanuel Macron
   is Head of State of   
France
Since May 2017
President Emmerson Mnangagwa
   is Head of State of   
Zimbabwe
Since November 2017. Attained office after the initiation of impeachment proceedings forced the resignation of incumbent Robert Mugabe who at 93 had held office since December 1987.
President Emomali Rahmon
   is Head of State of   
Tajikistan
Since November 1994
President Evaristo Carvalho
   is Head of State of   
Sao Tomé and Príncipe
Since September 2016
President Evo Morales
   is Head of State of   
Bolivia
Since January 2006
President Faure Gnassingbé
   is Head of State of   
Togo
Since May 2005. Installed as president after the death in office of his father Gnassinbe Eyadema who had served since 1967.
President Faustin-Archange Touadera
   is Head of State of   
Central African Republic
Since March 2016
President Felix Tshisekedi
   is Head of State of   
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Since January 2019
President Filipe Nyusi
   is Head of State of   
Mozambique
Since January 2015
President Francisco Guterres
   is Head of State of   
East Timor
Since May 2017
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
   is Head of State of   
Germany
While the German Chancellor is head of government the office of head of state is held by the president.
President George Weah
   is Head of State of   
Liberia
Since January 2018
President Guoni Thorlacius Johannesson
   is Head of State of   
Iceland
Since August 2016
President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedow
   is Head of State of   
Turkmenistan
Since 1990
President Hage Geinob
   is Head of State of   
Namibia
Since March 2015
President Halimah Yacob
   is Head of State of   
Singapore
Since September 2017. The first female President
President Hilda Heine
   is Head of State of   
Marshall Islands
January 2016
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
   is Head of State of   
Mali
Since September 2013. Malian presidential terms run for 5 years and are once-renewable.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
   is Head of State of   
Maldives
Since November 2018
President Idriss Déby
   is Head of State of   
Chad
Since 1990
President Igor Dodon
   is Head of State of   
Moldova
December 2016
President Ilir Meta
   is Head of State of   
Albania
Since July 2017
President Isaias Afewerki
   is Head of State of   
Eritrea
Since 1993
President Ismail Omar Guelleh
   is Head of State of   
Djibouti
Since May 1999
President Ivan Duque Marquez
   is Head of State of   
Colombia
Since August 2018
President Jair Bolsonaro
   is Head of State of   
Brazil
Since January 2019
President Janos Ader
   is Head of State of   
Hungary
Since May 2017
President Jimmy Morales Cabrera
   is Head of State of   
Guatemala
Since Januray 2016
President Jioji Konrote
   is Head of State of   
Fiji
Since November 2015. The first president to be chosen by parliament rather than the Great Council of Chiefs.
President Joao Lourenco
   is Head of State of   
Angola
Since September 2017
President John Magufuli
   is Head of State of   
Tanzania
Since November 2015
President Joko Widodo
   is Head of State of   
Indonesia
Since October 2014
President Jorge Carlos Fonseca
   is Head of State of   
Cape Verde
Since September 2011
President Jose Mario Vaz
   is Head of State of   
Guinea-Bissau
Since June 2014
President Jovenel Moise
   is Head of State of   
Haiti
Since February 2017
President Juan Carlos Varela
   is Head of State of   
Panama
Since July 2014
President Julius Maada Bio
   is Head of State of   
Sierra Leone
Since April 2018
President Juan Orlando Hernandez
   is Head of State of   
Honduras
Since January 2014
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
   is Head of State of   
Kazakhstan
Since March 2019.
President Kersti Kaljulaid
   is Head of State of   
Estonia
Since October 2016
President Khaltmaagiin Battulga
   is Head of State of   
Mongolia
Since July 2017
President Klaus Iohannis
   is Head of State of   
Romania
Since December 2014
President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
   is Head of State of   
Croatia
Since February 2015
President Lenin Moreno
   is Head of State of   
Ecuador
Since May 2017
President İlham Aliyev
   is Head of State of   
Azerbaijan
Since October 2003
President Macky Sall
   is Head of State of   
Senegal
Since April 2012
President Mahamadou Issoufou
   is Head of State of   
Niger
Since April 2011
President Mahmoud Abbas
   is Head of State of   
Palestine
Since 2005
President Maithripala Sirisena
   is Head of State of   
Sri Lanka
Since January 2015
President Marcelo Rebelo De Sousa
   is Head of State of   
Portugal
Since March 2016
President Mario Abdo Benitez
   is Head of State of   
Paraguay
Since August 2018
President Martin Vizcarra
   is Head of State of   
Peru
Since March 2018. Full name Martin Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo.
President Mauricio Macri
   is Head of State of   
Argentina
Since December 2015
President Michael D Higgins
   is Head of State of   
Ireland
Since November 2011
President Michel Aoun
   is Head of State of   
Lebanon
Since October 2016
President Miguel Diaz-Canel
   is Head of State of   
Cuba
Since April 2018
President Milo Dukanovic
   is Head of State of   
Montenegro
Since May 2018
President Milos Zeman
   is Head of State of   
Czech Republic
Since March 2013
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
   is Head of State of   
Somalia
Since February 2017
President Mokgweetsi Masisi
   is Head of State of   
Botswana
Since April 2018
President Moon Jae-in
   is Head of State of   
South Korea
Since May 2017
President Nana Akufo-Addo
   is Head of State of   
Ghana
Since January 2017
President Nguyen Phu Trong
   is Head of State of   
Vietnam
Since October 2018
President Nicolas Maduro
   is Head of State of   
Venezuela
Since April 2013. Sworn in for a second term in May 2018. His legitimacy as president is in dispute. After the results of the 2018 election were called into question the National Assembly of Venezuela government invoked articles 233, 333 and 350 to elect Juan Guaido leader of a transitional government. Some countries and organizations support the move while others recognise Maduro as the duly elected leader.
President Nicos Anastasiades
   is Head of State of   
Cyprus
Since February 2013
President Patrice Talon
   is Head of State of   
Benin
Since April 2016
President Paula-Mae Weekes
   is Head of State of   
Trinidad and Tobago
Since March 2018. The first woman to hold the office.
President Paul Biya
   is Head of State of   
Cameroon
Since February 1984
President Paul Kagame
   is Head of State of   
Rwanda
Since March 2000
President Peter Mutharika
   is Head of State of   
Malawi
Since May 2014. Younger brother of former president Bingu wa Mutharika, who served from May 2004 until his death in April 2012.
President Pierre Nkurunziza
   is Head of State of   
Burundi
Since August 2005
President Prokopis Pavlopoulos
   is Head of State of   
Greece
Since March 2015
President Raimonds Vejonis
   is Head of State of   
Latvia
Since July 2015
President Ram Nath Kovind
   is Head of State of   
India
Since July 2017
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
   is Head of State of   
Turkey
Since August 2014
President Reuven Rivlin
   is Head of State of   
Israel
Since July 2014. As executive power lies with the Prime Minister and government, the president's role is mainly that of figurehead.
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore
   is Head of State of   
Burkina Faso
Since December 2015
President Rodrigo Duterte
   is Head of State of   
Philippines
Since June 2016
President Rumen Radev
   is Head of State of   
Bulgaria
Since January 2017
President Sahle-Work Zewde
   is Head of State of   
Ethiopia
Since October 2018. The countries first female president.
President Salome Zourabichvili
   is Head of State of   
Georgia
Since December 2018
President Salvador Sanchez Ceren
   is Head of State of   
El Salvador
Since June 2014
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
   is Head of State of   
South Sudan
Since July 2011
President Sauli Niinisto
   is Head of State of   
Finland
Since March 2012
President Sebastian Pinera
   is Head of State of   
Chile
Since March 2018
President Sergio Mattarella
   is Head of State of   
Italy
Since February 2015
President Shavkat Mirviyoyev
   is Head of State of   
Uzbekistan
Since December 2016
President Sooronbay Jeenbekov
   is Head of State of   
Kyrgyzstan
Since November 2017
President Tabaré Vázquez
   is Head of State of   
Uruguay
Since March 2015
President Tallis Obed Moses
   is Head of State of   
Vanuatu
Since July 2017
President Taneti Mamau
   is Head of State of   
Kiribati
Since March 2016
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
   is Head of State of   
Equatorial Guinea
Since August 1979
President Thomas Remengesau Jr
   is Head of State of   
Palau
Since January 2013
President Tsai Ing-wen
   is Head of State of   
Taiwan (Republic of China)
Since May 2016
President Uhuru Keyatta
   is Head of State of   
Kenya
Since April 2013
President Vladimir Putin
   is Head of State of   
Russia
Since May 2012
President Volodymyr Zelensky
   is Head of State of   
Ukraine
Since May 2019
President Wint Myint
   is Head of State of   
Myanmar
Since March 2018
President Xi Jinping
   is Head of State of   
China
Since November 2012
President Yoweri Museveni
   is Head of State of   
Uganda
Since January 1986
Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj
   is Head of State of   
Libya
Since March 2016. The political landscape in Libya has been unstable since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Various factions dispute his authority.
Queen Elizabeth II / Dame Cecile La Grenade
   is Head of State of   
Grenada
Since May 2013
Queen Elizabeth II / Dame Marguerite Pindling
   is Head of State of   
Bahamas
Since July 2014
Queen Elizabeth II / Dame Sandra Mason
   is Head of State of   
Barbados
Since January 2018
Queen Elizabeth II / Julie Payette
   is Head of State of   
Canada
Since October 2017
Queen Elizabeth II / Patsy Reddy
   is Head of State of   
New Zealand
Since September 2016
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Colville Young
   is Head of State of   
Belize
Since November 1993
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Frank Kabui
   is Head of State of   
Solomon Islands
Since July 2009
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Frederick Ballantyne
   is Head of State of   
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Since September 2002
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Iakoba Italeti
   is Head of State of   
Tuvalu
Since April 2010
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Neville Cenac
   is Head of State of   
Saint Lucia
Since January 2018
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Patrick Allen
   is Head of State of   
Jamaica
Since February 2009
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Peter Cosgrove
   is Head of State of   
Australia
Since 2014
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Robert Dadae
   is Head of State of   
Papua New Guinea
Since February 2017
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Rodney Williams
   is Head of State of   
Antigua and Barbuda
Since August 2014
Queen Elizabeth II / Sir Tapley Seaton
   is Head of State of   
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Since May 2015
Queen Elizabeth II
   is Head of State of   
United Kingdom
Since February 1952
Queen Margrethe II
   is Head of State of   
Denmark
Since January 1972
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan
   is Head of State of   
United Arab Emirates
Since 2014
Sovereign Prince Albert II
   is Head of State of   
Monaco
Since April 2005
Sovereign Prince Hans-Adam II
   is Head of State of   
Liechtenstein
Since November 1989
Stevo Pendarovski
   is Head of State of   
North Macedonia
Since My 2019. In 2018 a long-running dispute with Greece over the use of the name "Macedonia" was settled with an agreement that the country would be renamed the Republic of North Macedonia, effective from February 2019
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
   is Head of State of   
Brunei
Since October 1967
Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa’id Al ‘Bu Sa’id
   is Head of State of   
Oman
Since 1970. Overthrew his father Said bin Taimur during the 1963-76 Dhofar Rebellion.
Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Abdullah
   is Head of State of   
Malaysia
Since January 2019. Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the title given to the head of state


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