|Prime Minister of Peru|
28 July 2001 – 12 July 2002
|Preceded by||Javier Pérez de Cuéllar|
|Succeeded by||Luis Solari de la Fuente|
|Peru Ambassador to United States|
November 2002 – October 2003
|Preceded by||Allan Wagner Tizón|
|Succeeded by||Eduardo Ferrero Costa|
2 March 1951 |
|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
Roberto Enrique Dañino Zapata (born March 2, 1951) is a Peruvian lawyer and former Prime Minister of Peru. 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, among others. He is also a member of the advisory boards of Goldman Sachs, UBER Technologies and The Open Society Foundations. He was awarded the Order of the Sun (Gran Cruz) in 2003, which is the highest honor bestowed on a Peruvian citizen.
In 2001, Dañino was nominated by the then President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, to be the Prime Minister of the country. 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. The agreement was signed on July 22, 2002, ten days after Dañino left office to become the Ambassador of Peru to the United States. 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 to become the General Counsel of the World Bank.
In 1980, when Fernando Belaunde was re-elected as President of Peru after 11 years of military rule, the then Prime Minister, Manuel Ulloa, designated Dañino, who was then 29 years old, as Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Trade. 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; 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.
Prior to Dañino's inclusion within the Peruvian government, he practiced law in Peru with Barrios, Fuentes & Urquiaga. 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. In 2001 he left private practice to join the Peruvian government.
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. 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. 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.
In 2003 he was awarded the Order of the Sun (Gran Cruz), which is the highest honor bestowed on a Peruvian citizen. 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.
Dr. Dañino left the World Bank in 2006 to become the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Hochschild Mining plc. Hochschild Mining then became the first Latin American company to list itself on the London Stock Exchange in over one hundred years. He is also Deputy Chairman of Cementos Pacasmayo, which is listed in the New York Stock Exchange (CPAC) and Chairman of the Board of Fosfatos del Pacífico (FOSPAC) which is a joint venture between Pacasmayo  and Mitsubishi Corporation. Dr. Dañino is also a Director of Inversiones Centenario, one of the largest real estate companies in Latin America.
He is also a member of the international advisory boards of Goldman Sachs, Uber Technologies, Inc., and George Soros' Open Society Foundation. In addition, he belongs to the boards of various philanthropic organizations including ACCION International, LUMNI (Perú), Transparencia, Fundación Internacional para la Libertad (FIL), Results for Development (R4D), the Youth Orchestra of the America  and the Council of MALI (the Art Museum of Lima).
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Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
|Prime Minister of Peru
2001 – 2002
Luis Solari De La Fuente