Trinidadian politician who served as leader of the People's National Movement from 1987 to 2010. He was twice elected Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, from 1991 to 1995 and 2001 to 2010.
He obtained his Bachelor's Degree from the University of the West Indies in 1969 and first entered Parliament two years later.
Before entering Parliament, he worked for Texaco as a geologist.
He married fellow People's National Movement politician Hazel Manning.
He succeeded Yoweri Museveni as the 6th Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth of Nations in 2009.