Emanuel "Manny" Mori was chosen as the country's seventh president in May 2007, and re-elected in May 2011.
The president is elected every four years by the congress.
Mr Mori is from Chuuk, the largest and most populous state in the four-state federation.
He was the executive vice president of the Bank of the Federated States of Micronesia from 1997 until his election as a senator in 1999. Apart from working as a banker he also worked in the civil service.
Mr Mori is of Japanese descent.
He is married and has four daughters.