His Excellency David W. Panuelo is the Ninth President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
Panuelo completed his early education on his home island of Pohnpei, and continued his education in the United States of America where he received his Bachelor’s in Political Science from Eastern Oregon University in 1987. After returning home and serving for decades in the FSM Foreign Service in locations like Fiji and New York, Panuelo established various businesses ranging from construction to human services, including the non-profit Care Micronesia Foundation.
On May 11th, 2011 until May 11th, 2019, Panuelo served in the FSM Congress. On May 11th, 2019, Panuelo was elected by the 21st FSM Congress to serve as the Nation’s ninth President.