Renato Ruggiero (born April 9, 1930, Naples - August 4, 2013, Milan) Italian diplomat and former minister. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Naples in 1953. In 1955 he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and assumed various positions. He was the cabinet director of European Commission President Franco Maria Malfatti. Later, he served as the Permanent Delegate of Italy to the European Community between 1980-1984, then General Manager of Economic Affairs in 1984-1985, and Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985-1987. Following the 1987 elections, he became minister of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI) in the government and served as Foreign Trade Minister until 1991. Between 1991 and 1995, he was responsible for international affairs in the Fiat Group and served as the General Director of the World Trade Organization from 1995 to 1999. He was appointed Foreign Minister in the Berlusconi Government in 2001, but resigned from the government stating that his coalition partner could not go along with the pro-regional Northern League and its pro-European line. In 2006-2008, she was advising Prime Minister Romano Prodi for the European Constitution. He then held positions at Citigroup.

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