Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement who assumed office as the President of South Sudan in 2011. He was also the First Vice President of Sudan, from 2005 to 2011.
He fought with the separatist army in the First Sudanese Civil War.
He also served as the Vice President of Sudan from 2005 to 2011.
He has been married to Mary Ayen Mayardit.
He succeeded John Garang as the President of Southern Sudan after his untimely 2005 death.