‘V.V Putin (Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin) – Politician’.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, (Born 7 October 1952) has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev. Putin beforehand served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. Amid his last term as Prime Minister, he was likewise the Chairman of United Russia, the ruling party.
For a long time Putin was an officer in the KGB, ascending to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before he resigned to enter governmental issues in his local Saint Petersburg in 1991.
He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin’s organization where he climbed rapidly, getting to be Acting President on 31 December 1999 when Yeltsin suddenly resigned.
1st Runner Up: Governor Rochas Okorocha – Politician
Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha (born 22 September 1962) is a Nigerian and government official from Imo State, Nigeria who won the 6 May 2011 gubernatorial election in Imo State. He kept running on the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform. Rochas crushed his nearest adversary, incumbent representative Ikedi Ohakim, by a close-by margin of votes. Rochas selected Sir Jude Ejiogu as his Chief of Staff.
Rochas, an Igbo, was born on 22 September 1962 in Ogboko, Ideato South, Imo State. He went to Juladaco High School, Jos (1976-1981). He learned at the University of Jos (1990-1991), acquiring a recognition in Public Administration. He came back to the University of Jos (1993-1994) to get an advanced certificate in Public Administration.
Career positions include President, Nigeria Red Cross Society, President/Founder, Rochas Foundation Inc, President, Rochas Group of Companies Limited, Pro Chancellor, African Business School and Former Chairman, Board of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.
Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu (born 22 March 1963 in Jos, Nigeria) is a financial expert via training, a visionary business person and a philanthropist. Tony is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and author of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Elumelu holds the Nigerian national honours, the Commander of the Order of Nigeria (CON) and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). In 2011, New African magazine recorded him as one of the 100 most influential individuals in Africa and after a year, he was perceived as one of “Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People in 2012” by Forbes Magazine.