Penn's National Administrators in Foreign Governments
Roster of Alumni, Faculty, and Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

This roster of men and women who have served in notable positions in foreign governments has been researched, compiled and presented by Scott W. Hawley (B.A., 1992; B.S. in Econ., 1992) in partnership with the University Archives and Records Center was published in August 2002. These entries have been arranged by surname in alphabetical order from A to Z.



Yoginder K. ALAGHBorn 1939; University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1964 (Master of Arts) and Ph.D., 1967 (Doctor of Philosophy); Member of the Council of States of India from Gujarat, 1996-2000; Minister of State for Planning and Technology, 1996-2000; living.
Douglas ALEXANDERBorn 1967: Attended College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1988-1989, but did not earn a degree; Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from Paisley South, 1997-present; Minister for E-Commerce and Competitiveness, 2001-2002; Minister of State, Cabinet Office, 2002-present; living.
Branch Tanner ARCHERBorn 1790 (?); University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1808 (Doctor of Medicine, School of Medicine); President of the General Consultation of Texas, 1835; Representative from Brazoria County to the Congress of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1838; Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, 1837-1838; Secretary of War of the Republic of Texas, 1841-1842; died 1856.

Zeti Akhtar AZIZUniversity of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1978; Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia, 2000-present; living.
Norman R. BLACKWELLBorn 1952; University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1975 (Master of Business Administration, Wharton School) and Ph.D, 1976; Created Baron Blackwell, a Life Peer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1997; living.
BOEDIONOBorn 1943; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1979; Finance Minister of Indonesia, 2000-present; living.
Raymond K.F. CH'IENUniversity of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1978; Executive Councillor of Hong Kong, 1992-2002; living.
Mathias A. (Matthews) CHIKAONDABorn 1954; University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1983; Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, 1995-2000; Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Malawi, 2000-2002; living.
Solitas COLLAS-MONSODUniversity of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1962; Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning of the Philippines, 1986-1989; living.
Luis D. COLOSIOBorn 1950; University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1977; Secretary of Social Development of Mexico, 1992-1994; died 1994.
Meghnad J. DESAIBorn 1940; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1964; Created Baron Desai of St. Clement Danes, a Life Peer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1991; living.
Pridiyathorn DEVAKULABorn 1947; University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1970 ; Governor of the Central Bank of Thailand, 2001-present; living.
Gregory DOMINGOUniversity of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1982; Vice-Chairman of the Board of Investments of the Philippines, 2001-present; living.
N. Bulent GULTEKINUniversity of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1975 and Ph.D., 1976; Associate Professor of Finance, 1981-present; President of the Housing Development and Public Participation Administration of Turkey, 1988-1989; Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey, 1987-1989, 1991; living.
Medhat HASSANEINBorn 1939; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1970; Minister of Finance of Egypt, 1999-present; living.
Zahi HAWASSBorn 1947; University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1983 and Ph.D., 1987; Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, 2002-present; living.
Antonio F. LAGDAMEO, Jr. Born 1968; University of Pennsylvania, B.B.A., 1989; Representative of the Second District of Davao del Norte to the Congress of the Philippines, 2007-present; living.
Kwame NKRUMAH Born 1909; University of Pennsylvania M.S. in Educ., 1943, M.A., 1944; Prime Minister (1952-1960) and first President (1960-1966) of the modern nation of Ghana; died 1972.
Philip NORTONBorn 1951; University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1975; Created Baron Norton of Louth, a Life Peer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1998; living.
Yoshinori OHNOBorn 1935; Attended Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1961-1962, but did not earn a degree; Representative of Kagawa Prefecture to the Diet of Japan, 1986-present; living.
Paulo De Tarso Almeida PAIVABorn 1940; University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1974; Minister of Labor, 1995-1998; Minister of Planning and Budget of Brazil, 1998-1999; living.
Vincent PEREZ, Jr. University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1983; Secretary of Energy of the Philippines, 2001-present; living.
Virabongsa RAMANGKURAUniversity of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1972; Finance Minister of Thailand, 1995-1998; living.
Chakravarthi RANGARAJANUniversity of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1964; Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, 1992-1997; Governor of Andhra Pradesh State, India, 1997-present; Governor of Tamil Nadu State, India, 2001-2002; living.

Taleb RIFAIBorn 1949; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1983; Minister of Information and Planning of Jordan, 2000-2001; Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan, 2001-present; living.

Raul S. ROCO Born 1941; University of Pennsylvania, LL.M., 1975 (Master of Laws, Law School); Representative of the 2nd District of Camarines Sur to the Congress of the Philippines, 1987-1992; Senator of the Philippines, 1992-2001; Secretary of Education of the Philippines, 2001-2002; died 2005.
Manuel A. ROXAS IIBorn 1957; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1979 (Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School); Representative of the First District of Capiz to the Congress of the Philippines, 1993-1998; Secretary of Trade and Industry of the Philippines, 2001-present; living.
Nabeel A. SHAATHBorn 1938; University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1961, Ph.D., 1965, and Hon. LL.D., 1996 (Doctor of Laws); Member of the Palestinian Leadership Council from Khan Yunis, 1996-present; Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of the Palestinian National Authority, 1996-present; living.
Ernest J.L. SOULSBYUniversity of Pennsylvania, Hon. Sc.D., 1984 (Doctor of Science); Professor of Parasitology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, 1964-1978; Created Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, a Life Peer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1990; living.
Antonio Jose Fernandes de SOUSABorn 1955; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1983; Governor of the Central Bank of Portugal, 1994-1999; living.
Yuqing WENGUniversity of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1985; Vice-Minister of Metallurgical Industry of China, 1996-present; living.



photograph of Manuel A. Roxas II
Manuel A. Roxas II (1957- )


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Note to the reader:
All abbreviations and phrases used in the standard entries below are intended to be self-explanatory. The editors have given special attention to abbreviations used for academic degrees. Abbreviations for academic degrees are spelled out in the entry of first instance. Nevertheless, among the degrees listed below, three are not in common use today. In order to assist the reader, the editors have defined those degrees here:
M.B. (Bachelor of Medicine)
B.F. (Bachelor of Finance)
LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws).