Moses Veerasammy Nagamootoo is a Guyanese politician and writer who has been Prime Minister of Guyana since 2015.
Nagamootoo was born in the village of Whim, in the eastern County of Berbice, Guyana.
He is of Tamil ethnicity. He worked as a teacher and journalist, and later became a lawyer He was elected to Parliament in 1992 as a People"s Progressive Party Member of Parliament and subsequently served as Minister of Information and Minister of Local Government.
He remained in Cabinet under the presidencies of Cheddi Jagan, Samuel Hinds, Janet Jagan and Bharrat Jagdeo.
He resigned as Minister in 2000 but remained an Member of Parliament until 2011, when he resigned from the PPP, having first joined in 1964. As a leader of the PPP, Nagamootoo received the fifth-highest number of votes (595) in the election to the PPP Central Committee at its 29th Congress on August 2, 2008.
Nagamootoo was rumoured to be a potential PPP candidate for President in 2011. However, he resigned from the party on October 24, 2011, citing the need for "more ideas and a new conversation about Guyana"s economic and foreign policy future".
He joined the opposition Alliance Foreign Change (AFC) in October 2011 and was re-elected to Parliament.
Following the opposition"s victory in the May 2015 general election, Nagamootoo was sworn in as Prime Minister and First Vice-President on 20 May 2015.