Roberto Dañino

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Roberto Dañino
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Prime Minister of Peru
In office
28 July 2001 – 12 July 2002
President Alejandro Toledo
Preceded by Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
Succeeded by Luis Solari de la Fuente
Peru Ambassador to United States
In office
November 2002 – October 2003
President Alejandro Toledo
Preceded by Allan Wagner Tizón
Succeeded by Eduardo Ferrero Costa
Personal details
Born (1951-03-02) 2 March 1951 (age 63)
Lima, Peru
Spouse(s) Pauline Beck (m. 1980)
Alma mater Harvard University
Catholic University of Peru
Occupation Deputy Chairman of the Board of Hochschild Mining plc
Chairman of the Board of Fosfatos del Pacífico
Religion Roman Catholic

Roberto Enrique Dañino Zapata (born March 2, 1951) is a Peruvian lawyer and former Prime Minister of Peru under President Alejandro Toledo. He was also the Peruvian Ambassador to the United States and the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The World Bank. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Fosfatos del Pacifico, a Peruvian phosphate mining joint venture with Mitsubishi corporation, as well as the Deputy Chairman of Hochschild Mining PLC, a leading silver and gold producer and Deputy Chairman of Cementos Pacasmayo. He was awarded the Order of the Sun (Gran Cruz) in 2003, which is the highest honor bestowed on a Peruvian citizen.[1]

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Roberto Dañino is an alumnus of Harvard Law School.[2] and of the Catholic University of Peru. In addition to this, he is also an alumnus of the Georgetown University International Leadership Program.[3]

Political career[edit]

In 2001, Dañino was nominated by the then President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, to be the Prime Minister of the country.[4] Unlike other countries, the Prime Minister of Peru is not chosen by the electorate, but by the President, before then being ratified by Congress. During his tenure, he led the negotiation of the Acuerdo Nacional, which was a plan to unite the main political parties and leading civil organizations. This was with the aim of agreeing on 30 long-term public policies, all of which would be observed for twenty years after the agreement was signed.[5] The agreement was signed on July 22, 2002,[6] ten days after Dañino left office to become the Ambassador of Peru to the United States. While in this role, his primary focuses were on the promotion of a Bilateral Free Trade Agreement between Peru and the USA, which eventually was executed during the Alan Garcia administration, and the culmination of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act. He left this role in 2003[7] to become the General Counsel of the World Bank.

Dañino's first experience in government dates back to 1980 when Fernando Belaunde was re-elected as President of Peru after 11 years of military rule. The then Prime Minister, Manuel Ulloa, designated Roberto Dañino, who was then 29 years old, as Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Trade, effectively the chief of staff of the Prime Minister.[8] Ulloa later gave him additional responsibilities, appointing him President of the Foreign Investment Committee (CONITE), Chairman of the Public Debt Commission and Director of CONASEV, the securities regulatory agency. Ulloa and his team led Peru into one of Latin America's first efforts to adopt an open market economy. However, the Mexico debt crisis, the insurgence of the terrorist movement Shining Path and internal political squabbles led Ulloa and his team to leave government in December 1982. His successor, Carlos Rodriguez Pastor, attempted to continue the liberalization process but was promptly dismissed by President Belaunde and thereafter the country endured a full decade of political and economic crisis. Ulloa became President of the Senate and Dañino returned to law practice in Lima.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Prior to Dañino's inclusion within the Peruvian government, he practiced law in Peru with Barrios, Fuentes & Urquiaga.[10] He then became the first General Counsel of the InterAmerican Investment Corporation, the private sector affiliate of the InterAmerican Development Bank in Washington, D.C. He left IIC in 1993 to practice law in New York with Rogers and Wells and in 1996 he and his latinamerican team moved to the Washington law firm Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, which is now known as Wilmer Hale. At both firms he was an equity partner and Chairman of the Latin American Practice Group.[11] In 2001 he left private practice to join the Peruvian government.[12][13]

In 2003, after leaving the role of Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, Dañino became the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group.[14] While in this role he led, among others, the development of the legal framework for the inclusion of human rights in the agenda of the Bank.[15] During his tenure, he was also the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, which arbitrates disputes between governments and international investors. Furthermore, he was also the legal advisor to the Board of Directors and its Ethics Committee.[16][17]

In 2003 he was awarded the Order of the Sun (Gran Cruz), which is the highest honor bestowed on a Peruvian citizen.[18] He has also has received the Orden de Isabel la Catolica from the King of Spain and the Medal for Distinguished Alumnus from the Ponticia Universidad Catolica del Peru. In 2004 Dañino received the Annual Award from the American Foreign Law Association for his work in the legal field. He was the first Peruvian to receive this honor from the organization.[19]

Dr. Dañino left the World Bank in 2006 to become the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Hochschild Mining plc.[20] Hochschild Mining then became the first Latin American company to list itself on the London Stock Exchange in over one hundred years.[21] He is also the Chairman of the Board of Fosfatos del Pacífico (FOSPAC) which is a joint venture between Hochschild.[22] and Mitsubishi Corporation.
Dr. Dañino is also Deputy Chairman of Cementos Pacasmayo,[23] which was recently listed in the New York Stock Exchange (CPAC) as well as an independent director of Mi Banco,[24] Seguros SURA[25] Inversiones Centenario,[26] and Petronova Ltd.[27] He also belongs to the boards of various non-profit organizations including ACCION International,[28] the Results for Development (R4D),[29] CARE Peru[30] and the Youth Orchestra of the America.[31] Dr. Dañino is also a member of the Advisory Board for Veracity Worldwide[32] and of the Council of MALI (the Art Museum of Lima).[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Condecoran a Dañino con Orden del Sol". LaRepublica.pe. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cementos Pacasmayo Saa-Cmn". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Roberto Dañino New Secretary-General of ICSID". ICSID. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Roberto Danino". Forbes. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Acuerdo Nacional". Acuerdo Nacional. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.acuerdonacional.pe/AN/antecedentes/actas_gob/gobernabilidad/g_acta15.html
  7. ^ "Ambassador Roberto Dañino". Embassy of Peru, Washington DC. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.caretas.com.pe/2001/1680/articulos/premier.phtml
  9. ^ es:Manuel Ulloa Elías
  10. ^ "Roberto Dañino New Secretary-General of ICSID". ICSID. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.iflr.com/Article/1982454/Wilmer-Cutler-wins-Latin-specialists.html
  12. ^ "Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering Partner Roberto Danino Appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Peru". Business Library. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.thelawyer.com/wilmer-cutler-chief-picked-as-perus-pm/100551.article
  14. ^ http://www.metrocorpcounsel.com/articles/3834/world-bank-alleviating-poverty-and-promoting-economic-growth-social-equity
  15. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=0z0g1t1hd38C&pg=PA63&lpg=PA63&dq=human+rights+opinion+da%C3%B1ino&source=bl&ots=ykL3Aqd6fd&sig=akxhsVBFj0Kou_KJPOih9BGmbYc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6e75T8PsPKnj0QGt6aTCBg&ved=0CE4Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=human%20rights%20opinion%20da%C3%B1ino&f=false
  16. ^ http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/411e46f2-f76f-11db-86b0-000b5df10621.html#axzz203eE06SF
  17. ^ "Roberto Dañino New Secretary-General of ICSID". ICSID. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "Condecoran a Dañino con Orden del Sol". LaRepublica.pe. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Roberto Dañino obtiene premio anual de la American Foreign Law Association". Latin Counsel. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  20. ^ "Hochschild Mining Board of Directors". Hochschild Mining. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  21. ^ "Directorate Change". London Stock Exchange. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  22. ^ http://elcomercio.pe/economia/1357146/noticia-mitsubishi-invirtio-us4612-millones-mina-fosfato-peruana
  23. ^ Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/CPA.LM/key-developments/article/2476680 |url= missing title (help). 
  24. ^ http://www.mibanco.com.pe/nucleo.aspx?nompag=comphtml/directorio.htm&tp=interno&id=es
  25. ^ https://www.segurossura.pe/
  26. ^ http://www.centenario.com.pe/
  27. ^ http://www.petronova.com/Home/default.aspx
  28. ^ http://www.accion.org/
  29. ^ http://r4d.org/
  30. ^ http://www.careenperu.org/
  31. ^ http://yoa.org/
  32. ^ "Veracity Staff". Veracity Worldwide. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  33. ^ http://www.mali.pe/index.php
Preceded by
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
List of Prime Ministers of Peru
2001 – 2002
Succeeded by
Luis Solari De La Fuente