Renato Ruggiero

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Renato Ruggiero
Director-General of the World Trade Organization
In office
1 May 1995 – 1 September 1999
Preceded by Peter Sutherland
Succeeded by Mike Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
11 June 2001 – 6 January 2002
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Preceded by Giuliano Amato
Succeeded by Silvio Berlusconi
Minister of Foreign Commerce
In office
28 July 1987 – 12 April 1991
Prime Minister Giovanni Goria
Ciriaco De Mita
Giulio Andreotti
Preceded by Mario Sarcinelli
Succeeded by Vito Lattanzio
Personal details
Born (1930-04-09)9 April 1930
Naples, Italy
Died 4 August 2013(2013-08-04) (aged 83)
Milan, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Italian Socialist Party
(1969-1994)
Independent
(1994-2013)
Spouse(s) Paola Tomacelli Filomarino
Children Riccardo
other two sons
Alma mater University of Naples Federico II

Renato Ruggiero (9 April 1930 – 4 August 2013) was an Italian politician. He was Director-General of the World Trade Organisation from 1995 to 1999 and briefly served as Italy's Foreign Minister in 2001.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Naples on 9 April 1930, Ruggiero graduated from Naples University in 1953 with a law degree.[2] He has held posts as Commerce secretary and in many private firms such as Fiat and the energy firm ENI. Ruggiero entered the foreign service following a degree in law from the University of Naples. After a brilliant career he became a top ranking diplomat managing tough situations in the 1980s such as the Sigonella crisis. He is famous for his ability as a tough negotiator and has thus earned the nickname of "Rocky" Ruggiero. At the time of his death in 2013, Ruggiero was an Ambassador and was working for Citigroup. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[3]

Honors[edit]

Ruggiero was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the government of Japan.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E' morto l'ex ministro Renato Ruggiero: guidò la Farnesina sotto il governo Berlusconi". Repubblica.it. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Berlusconi cabinet". VIPS. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Former Steering Committee Members". bilderbergmeetings.org. Bilderberg Group. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  4. ^ L'Harmattan web site (in French)
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Sutherland
Director-General of the World Trade Organization
1995–1999
Succeeded by
Mike Moore
Preceded by
Giuliano Amato
Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Silvio Berlusconi