55th President of Heigard
|Assumed office |
January 20, 2009
|Vice President(s)||Roland Foix|
|Preceded by||Lorraine Hainaut|
|Succeeded by||Heigardian Elections 2012|
Prefect of Ferrand-Batoix
July 18, 1993 – July 18, 1997
|Preceded by||Johann Bidlech|
|Succeeded by||Charles Peich|
Mayor of Louagny
15 May 2001 –15 May 2005
|Preceded by||Charles Chaucer|
|Succeeded by||Ferdinand Rouny|
|Born||April 5, 1946|
|Political party||Republican Party|
|Languages spoken||French, Spanish|
Johann Meukervan (Johann Charles Richard Meukervan Gottorp, born April 5 1949) is the current Prresident of the Republic of Heigard. He assumed the office on 20 January 2009, after defeating the Unionist Party candidate Caroline Méndez in 2008.
Johann Meukervan was born on April 5th, 1949 in the town of Ferrand, in the arrondissement of Ferrand-Batoix, in the department of Sud-Oïleux. He is the eldest of 5 children of the famous archaeologist Walther Meukervan and the linguistic anthropologist Christine Gottorp-Melfi. He spent the most of his childhood with his aunts, uncles and grandparents, as his parents were constantly traveling.
While his parents were working in North America, Meukervan was sent to Crèbourg where he attended Soriemange School, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country, from age 4 to 18. After obtaing his baccelauréat in 1967 he enrolled at the University of Heigard and studied Chemical Engineering to work in the field of petrochemicals.
While working at a Shell chemical manufacturing facility in Nord-Oïleux, Meukervan met Spanish-born engineer Lorena Villanova in 1978. They kept a romance for 6 years and were going to marry in December 1984, when Villanova married the heir of one of the largest advertising companies in Heigard without even ending her relation with Meukervan. A year later she was transferred to Stanlow in the United Kingdom.
In 1986, while being part of the city council of Ferrnad he met lawyer and former singer from Tromineaux Audrey Noriega (daughter of Carlos Noriega, Vice President during Konrad Stahl's presidency). They kept a romance for 3 years and married on April 27, 1989 in St. Peter Cathedral in Crèbourg. They have three children: Jean, born in 1990; Maria, born 1995 and Walther, born in 1997.
Meukervan declared a net worth of €1 million, product of his years working for Shell and part given to him by his father. He is also entitled to a mayoral pension as a former mayor of Louagny.
On November 28 2008, Johann Meukervan became the 55th person to be elected President of the Heigard (since its establishment in 1795). He is the first Heigardian president to have been born after World War II.
The official transfer of power from Hénri Castell-Kach took place on January 20 2009 at 15:00 pm (13:00 UTC) at Orléans Palace, where he was given the presidencial baton and sash.
|55th President of Heigard
January 20, 2009 – Present