Iakoba Italeli

Tuvaluan politician

Sir Iakoba Taeia Italeli, GCMG, is a Tuvaluan politician. He is the Governor-General of Tuvalu since on 16 April 2010.[1][2][3] He is also a former Attorney General of Tuvalu who served from 2002 to 2006.

Sir Iakoba Italeli

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Governor-General of Tuvalu
Assumed office
16 April 2010
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterApisai Ielemia
Maatia Toafa
Willy Telavi
Enele Sopoaga
Preceded byKamuta Latasi
Member of the Tuvaluan Parliament
for Nui
In office
3 August 2006 – 16 September 2010
Preceded byTaom Tanukale
Succeeded byTaom Tanukale
Attorney General of Tuvalu
In office
Preceded byFeleti Teo
Succeeded byEselealofa Apinelu
Personal details
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Lady Italeli
Alma materInternational Maritime Law Institute at the University of Malta


  1. "HE Sir Iakoba Taeia Italeli, GCMG". Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  2. "New Tuvaluan MPs get key cabinet portfolios", Pacific Islands News Association, 29 September 2010
  3. Hassall, Graham (2006). "The Tuvalu General Election 2006". Democracy and Elections project, Governance Program, University of the South Pacific. Retrieved 11 April 2015.