Enele Sopoaga, Prime Minister and Minister for Public Utilities of Tuvalu, was appointed President of the SIDS DOCK Assembly in September 2016, being the leader of the SIDS DOCK Member States across the Pacific, Caribbean, Africa and Indian Ocean regions. As a Tuvaluan diplomat and politician, he was elected to parliament in the general election of 2010. He served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Environment and Labour. Following an unsuccessful bid for the premiership in December 2010, he became Leader of the Opposition during Prime Minister Willy Telavi’s government. Enele earned a certificate in diplomatic studies from Oxford University in 1990 and a master’s degree from the University of Sussex.