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Michael Ogio
Governor General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Ogio (cropped, 3x4).jpg
Ogio in April 2016
9th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
In office
25 February 2011 – 18 February 2017
Acting: 20 December 2010 – 25 February 2011
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister
Preceded by Jeffery Nape (acting)
Succeeded by Theo Zurenuoc (acting)
Personal details
Born (1942-07-07)7 July 1942
Tinputz, North Bougainville, Territory of New Guinea
Died 18 February 2017(2017-02-18) (aged 74)
Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Political party People's Democratic Movement

Sir Michael Ogio GCL GCMG CBE (7 July 1942 – 18 February 2017) was a Papua New Guinean politician who led People's Democratic Movement party. He served as the ninth governor-general of Papua New Guinea.


He became acting governor-general on 20 December 2010 when Jeffrey Nape resigned after one week without explanation. He was elected as Governor-General in his own right on 14 January 2011 when he defeated Pato Kakeraya 65-23. He was sworn in on 25 February 2011.

On 26 April 2011, Queen Elizabeth II conferred the honour of knighthood and invested him as Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George on his appointment as Governor-General of Papua New Guinea at Windsor Castle.

Ogio was suspended in December 2011 during the 2011–12 Papua New Guinean constitutional crisis.


Ogio died on 18 February 2017, in Port Moresby, at the age 74.

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