Sean Oppenheimer

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Sean Oppenheimer

Member of the Nauruan Parliament
for Anetan
Assumed office
9 July 2016
Preceded byMathew Batsiua
Personal details
Born (1967-10-07) 7 October 1967 (age 51)
Melbourne, Australia
Political partyIndependent

Sean Oppenheimer (born 7 October 1967) is a Nauruan politician and businessman who has been a Member of Parliament for Anetan since 9 July 2016. He is a member of the Opposition. Oppenheimer is also a successful businessman.


Oppenheimer was elected in the July 2016 elections to the Parliament of Nauru, representing the constituency of Anetan.[1] He was not invited to form part of the government and so joined Riddel Akua and Kieren Keke as a default member of the 3 member opposition. He has served in a number of official capacities over the years:[1]

  • Vice Chairman Nauru Fisheries, 1997- 1998
  • President Nauru Boxing Federation, 2008 - Present
  • Nauru Olympic Committee Executive Member, 2009 - 2013
  • Nauru Olympic Committee Vice President, 2013 - Present
  • Oceania Boxing Confederation Executive Board Member, 2013 - Present
  • Honorary Consul for Israel to Nauru, 2011 - 2016

Oppenheimer runs the largest private business in Nauru, Capelle & Partner, which has more than 150 employees.[2] It was founded by Oppenheimer's parents in 1965.[2] It has several different business lines including the largest retail store in the country with supermarket and hardware provisions as well as accommodation, car rental and boat chartering services.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sean Oppenheimer is married and has 5 children.[1] As a child he attended Yaren Primary School, Aiwo Primary School, Nauru High School and Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne.[1]

His father, Desmond Oppenheimer, was born in Ireland and migrated to Australia as a child.[3] His mother, Sophie Oppenheimer, is a native Nauruan. Oppenheimer's maternal granduncle, Hammer DeRoburt was the first president of Nauru when the country became independent in 1968.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Parliament of Nauru, Members of the 22nd Parliament, Hon Sean Oppenheimer MP - Member for Constituency of Anetan - Profile". The Government of the Republic of Nauru. July 14, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Capelle and Partner - About us". Capelle and Partner. May 6, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Count invests in Island". Fraser Coast Chronicle. February 15, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2017.

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