Daughters of world leaders

Ms Nazarbayeva (in glasses) is seen here with her daughter and parents (far left and 2nd from left) in a shot taken in 2005.
YEKATERINA PUTIN, 30PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Ms Nazarbayeva (in glasses) is seen here with her daughter and parents (far left and 2nd from left) in a shot taken in 2005.
SARA DUTERTE-CARPIO, 38PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Ms Nazarbayeva (in glasses) is seen here with her daughter and parents (far left and 2nd from left) in a shot taken in 2005.
MARYAM NAWAZ SHARIF, 43PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Ms Nazarbayeva (in glasses) is seen here with her daughter and parents (far left and 2nd from left) in a shot taken in 2005.
Ms Erdogan was an adviser to her father, Turkey’s President.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Ms Erdogan was an adviser to her father, Turkey's President.
Ms Nazarbayeva (in glasses) is seen here with her daughter and parents (far left and 2nd from left) in a shot taken in 2005. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Ms Ivanka Trump is the latest addition to a list of high-profile women worldwide who are daughters of heads of state. Here is a look at some of them:

RUSSIA

YEKATERINA PUTIN, 30

The billionaire, competitive, acrobatic rock 'n' roll dancer daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin lives in Moscow using the name Katerina Tikhonova. She is married to Mr Kirill Shamalov, son of a long-time friend of her father's. The couple are reported to have business assets worth about US$2 billion (S$2.8 billion).

PHILIPPINES

SARA DUTERTE-CARPIO, 38


Sara Duterte-Carpio, 38. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Mrs Duterte-Carpio is mayor of Davao city, a post formerly occupied for over two decades by her father, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. In her inaugural speech in 2010, when she became the city's youngest and first woman mayor, she admitted wanting to be a paediatrician instead of a politician. "I never wanted to be a politician, but today, I speak before you as city mayor," she said. The trained lawyer made headlines in 2011 when she punched a sheriff four times in the face after he refused to grant a two-hour reprieve during the demolition of shanty towns in Davao.

PAKISTAN

MARYAM NAWAZ SHARIF, 43


Maryam Nawaz Sharif, 43. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Ms Sharif, a political figure and socialite, played a key role in the 2013 re-election of her father, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. She oversaw the family's philanthropic trusts but now works for her father's political party, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). Tipped as a political heir to her father, she and her brothers' names recently appeared in the Panama papers - leaked documents from law firm Mossack Fonseca - which suggested they had offshore accounts used to buy high-end properties in london.

TURKEY

SUMEYYE ERDOGAN, 31


Ms Erdogan was an adviser to her father, Turkey’s President. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Trained as a political scientist, Ms Erdogan served as an adviser to her father, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, when he led Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). She is deputy director of the pro-government Women and Democracy Association (Kadem), and is a vocal supporter of her father's government. She told a convention of Muslim communities in the United States last year: "Turkey has showed to the entire world that secularism, democracy and Islam can co-exist."

KAZAKHSTAN

DARIGA NAZARBAYEVA, 53


Ms Nazarbayeva (in glasses) is seen here with her daughter and parents (far left and 2nd from left) in a shot taken in 2005. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

The eldest daughter of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is seen as a likely successor to her father, after he appointed her to be his deputy last September. A year before that, he had made her deputy prime minister, responsible for social policy. Ms Nazarbayeva has previously headed the state news agency Khabar, and in 2003, formed her own political party Asar, which merged with her father's party Otan in 2006. She was deputy speaker of the Lower House of Parliament in 2014.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 02, 2017, with the headline 'Daughters of world leaders'. Print Edition | Subscribe