His Excellency Baron Waqa is the President of the Republic of Nauru since 2013. He was sworn in for his second term as President on 15 July 2016.

President Waqa is the Chairman of the Cabinet and Minister responsible for the Public Service, Police & Emergency Services, Home Affairs, and Climate Change

He joined the Parliament in 2003 as the Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Youth Affairs, Public Works and RONTEL.

President Waqa has been elected a Member of Parliament five consecutive times since 2003. 15th Parliament from 2003 – 2004, 16th Parliament from 2004 – 2007, 17th Parliament from 2007 – 2008, 18th Parliament from 2008 – 2010, 19th , 20th and 21st Parliament from 2010 – 2013.

He holds a Master of Education Policy and Administration from the Monash University – Clayton, Australia and a Bachelor of Education from the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji.

He was born on 31 December 1959