Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum


H.E. Surangel

Surangel S. Whipps, Jr., the 10th President of the Republic of Palau, is focused on resilient and sustainable economic growth for Palau. His visionary approach emphasizes a balance between fostering the economy and environmental protection. With a commitment to “A Kot a Rechad er Belau” (Palauan People First), he envisions a prosperous Pacific through shared resources. President Whipps champions a united front for Pacific nations, advocating for collective action against climate change. A two-term senator and CEO of Surangel and Sons Company, he blends policy expertise with over 30 years of business leadership. A family-oriented, God-centered leader, Whipps leads Palau into a sustainable and vibrant future.

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