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Renato Ruggiero
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"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
"Lamberto Dini
"Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
2001–2002
Succeeded by
"Silvio Berlusconi


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