Frank Bainimarama

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Birthday
27, 1954
Birthplace
Fiji
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
Fiji

About

After joining the Fijian Navy and subsequently being appointed Commander of the Fijian Military Forces, he served as Acting President of Fiji during the country's interim period of military rule and, later, following a 2006 coup. In 2007, he assumed office as Prime Minister of Fiji.

Before Fame

He studied at both the Asian Institute of Technology and Dalhousie University.

Trivia

His numerous military decorations include the Fiji Republic Medal, the Meritorious Service Decoration, and the United Nations' Peacekeeping Medal.

Family Life

He grew up in Kiuva, Tailevu, Fiji, with brothers named Meli and Timoci. His marriage to Maria Makitalena resulted in six children.

Associated With

During the early 2000s, he and Laisenia Qarase both held the office of Prime Minister of Fiji.