Peter Biar AjakPeter Biar Ajak

South Sudan


Occupational Information

Occupation: CEO

Occupational Position: Political analyst and government advisor, CEO of South Sudan Wrestling Entertainment

Professional History

Peter Biar Ajak is the Country Co-Director for the International Growth Centre in South Sudan and the Founder of the Juba-based Center for Strategic Analyses and Research. He is also the CEO of South Sudan Wrestling Entertainment, a nonprofit that uses the indigenous sport of wrestling to promote peace among South Sudan’s tribes. Peter was previously the World Bank In-Country Economist in South Sudan, and also previously, the Coordinator of Policy and Strategy in the Office of the Minister of National Security in the Office of the President, where he served, among other things, as the Secretary and the Spokesman for the committees that drafted South Sudan’s White Paper on Intelligence & National Security, the National Security Act, and the National Security Policy and Strategy.

Peter is currently a member of the SPLM Economic Taskforce, the ruling party’s highest economic policymaking body. His op-eds and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, BBC, Al Jazeera, and CNN among other sources. Peter holds a BA in Economics from LaSalle University, an MPA/ID from Harvard University, and he is pursuing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University. He is one of the Atlantic Council’s Millennium Fellows.


PhD candidate in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University.


2016 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow