6. Hersey Kyota
Hersey Kyota is a Palauan politician and diplomat who has served as the ambassador of Palau to the United States since 1997.
He is the current Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Washington, D.C., as the longest-serving ambassador to the United States.
Prior to his appointment as ambassador, Kyota was the chief clerk for the House of Delegates in the Palau National Congress, and director of the House Legal Counsels’ Office in Palau.
From 1990 to 1996, he served a senator in the Palau National Congress, and sat on the Board of Directors for the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures from 1992 to 1996. He has occasionally represented Palau in the United Nations.
Kyota received his bachelor’s degree and master of arts degree from International University in San Diego.
7. Raynold B. Oilouch
Raynold B. Oilouch is a Palauan politician who has served as the Vice President of Palau since 19 January 2017, elected in the 2016 elections.
Before his term as Vice President, he served as Senator in the Senate of Palau from Ngchesar.
Oilouch has a Bachelor’s Degrees of both social sciences and economics from Australia. He has also been practicing law in Palau since 1998.
8. Antonio Bells
Antonio Bells is a Palauan politician who served as the Vice President of Palau and Minister of Justice between 17 January 2013 and 19 January 2017.
He is a former delegate to the House of Delegates of Palau from the state of Ngaraard. He served twice as the speaker of the House of Delegates in the 2000s.