Firaxis has been posting in-character interviews and letters from each of Civilization: Beyond Earth's faction leaders for a while now. The latest to fall under the spotlight is Hutama, leader of the Polystralians.
Polystralia is a pan-national civ formed from Australia and the Pacific Rim of South-East Asia. They're a generally less aggressive, more trade-focused empire, and leader Hutama embodies their preference for trade and diplomacy over more straightforward, aggressive tactics.
He began his rise to power as a student activist, leading "grass-roots campaigns against corruption and cronyism in reclamation projects only to become the dynamic face for a new generation of the Commonwealth." Now he's the head of the Polystralian colonisation effort.