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Rui Maria de Araújo
Prime Minister of Timor Leste, Rui Maria de Araújo.jpg
6th Prime Minister of East Timor
In office
16 February 2015 – 15 September 2017
President Taur Matan Ruak
Francisco Guterres
Preceded by Xanana Gusmão
Succeeded by Mari Alkatiri
Minister of Health
In office
15 September 2017 – 22 June 2018
Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri
In office
20 September 2001 – 8 August 2007
Personal details
Born (1964-05-21) 21 May 1964 (age 59)
Mape, Portuguese Timor
Political party Fretilin
Spouse(s) Teresa António Madeira Soares
Children 2
Alma mater Udayana University
University of Otago
Satya Wacana Christian University
Sultan Agung Islamic University

Rui Maria de Araújo (born 21 May 1964) is an East Timorese politician who served as its prime minister from 2015 to 2017. He is a physician and member of Fretilin.

He was Minister of Health from 2001 to 2006 and Deputy Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007.

Araújo was inaugurated as Prime Minister of East Timor on 16 February 2015. He was replaced in 2017 by Mari Alkatiri.

Personal life

Araújo was born in the village of Mape, Cova Lima, on 21 May 1964. He is married to Teresa António Madeira Soares and is the father of two children.

Araújo received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Sultan Agung Islamic University in Semarang, Indonesia. He did training in otolaryngology (ear nose throat speciality and head and neck surgery) at the Medical Faculty of Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia. He has a Masters in Public Health from his studies at Otago University in New Zealand.

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