Flag of Suriname


Suriname, officially the Republic of Suriname, is a country in northern South America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west, and Brazil to the south.


Our standard dataset contains 274 entities connected with Suriname. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Suriname. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 194 entities identified as PEPs connected with Suriname.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, & Fisheries1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education, Science, & Culture111
Minister of Employment & Youth1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs157
Minister of Internal Affairs1--
Minister of Justice & Police1--
Minister of Land and Forest Management1-2
Minister of Natural Resources1-1
Minister of Physical Planning, Land, & Forest Management1--
Minister of Public Health1--
Minister of Public Works1--
Minister of Spatial Planning & Environment1--
Minister of Transport, Communications and Tourism1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-5136
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Suriname-21
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the National Assembly of Suriname-462
Commander of the Armed Forces of Suriname-61
Chairman of the National Assembly of Suriname-41
Minister of Defence of Suriname-41
Vice President of Suriname-41
Minister of Justice and Police of Suriname-21
President of Suriname-21
Granman of the Tiriyó in Suriname-11
Minister of Economic Affairs of Suriname-11
Minister of Labor, Employment and Youth Affairs-11
Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism-2-
Granman of the Kwinti--1
Granman of the Ndyuka--1
Granman of the Paramaka--1
Granman of the Saamaka--1
Granman of the Wayana--1
Minister of Finance of Suriname--1
Minister of Health of Suriname--1
Minister of Social Affairs and Housing--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...