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Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country in West Asia. It is located in the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, and borders Saudi Arabia to the north and Oman to the northeast.


Our standard dataset contains 846 entities connected with Yemen. 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 Yemen. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 526 entities identified as PEPs connected with Yemen.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Chairperson, Presidential Council1--
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Presidential Leadership Council member7--
Prime Minister2--
Vice Chairperson, Presidential Council7--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Fisheries1--
Minister of Civil Services & Social Security1--
Minister of Defense142
Minister of Education132
Minister of Electricity and Energy142
Minister of Endowments and Religious Guidance1--
Minister of Finance151
Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs1--
Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Vocational Training1--
Minister of Human Rights and Legal Affairs1--
Minister of Industry and Trade113
Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice132
Minister of Local Admin.1--
Minister of Oil and Minerals162
Minister of Planning & International Cooperation132
Minister of Public Health and Population131
Minister of Public Works & Roads1--
Minister of Social Affairs and Labor141
Minister of Telecommunications & Information Technology1--
Minister of Transport142
Minister of Water and Environment121
Minister of Youth & Sports14-
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Representatives--291
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen-4-
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Yemen-21
ambassador of Greece to Yemen--1
ambassador of Yemen to Lebanon-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Yemen-12
Yemenite Ambassador to the United States--1

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of Yemeni House of Representatives-2289
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen-92
Prime Minister of Yemen-83
Minister of Interior of Yemen-82
Minister of Civil Service and Insurance-54
Member of the Shura Council-16
Deputy Prime Minister of Yemen-24
Minister of Communication of Yemen-42
Minister of Information-51
Minister of Public Works and Highways-42
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation-23
Minister of Culture-32
Minister of Endowments and Guidance-32
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research-32
Minister of Parliament and Shura Affairs-32
Minister of Tourism-41
Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations-32
Vice President of Yemen-32
Minister of Expatriate Affairs-22
Minister of Human Rights-22
Minister of Legal Affairs-22
Minister of Local Administration-22
Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training-22
Special Envoy to the Secretary-General on Yemen-31
Minister of Fisheries-12
Minister of State--3
President of Yemen-12
Minister of Cabinet Affairs-2-
Minister of State for National Dialogue--2
speaker of House of Representatives of Yemen-11
Chief of the General Staff of Yemen-1-
Governor of Al Bayda' Governorate--1
Governor of Al Hudaydah Governorate--1
Governor of Al Jawf Governorate-1-
Governor of Amran Governorate--1
Governor of Hadhramaut Governorate--1
Governor of Ma'rib Governorate--1
Governor of Shabwah Governorate-1-
Governor of Socotra Governorate--1
Governor of Ta'izz Governorate--1
Presidential Leadership Council--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...