Peter Sutherland

In 1984 Peter Sutherland was nominated by the Government of Ireland as a member of the Commission of the European Communities in charge of competition policy. During his first year at the Commission he was also responsible for social affairs, health and education and thereafter for relations with the European Parliament. He held this position until 1993. In 1993 he became Director General of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) from 1993 to 1994. He became the first director of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 1995.

Other positions currently held:

Chairman of British Petrolium plc.
Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (a registered broker-dealer, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs)
Non-executive director of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
Membership of the Board of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc.
Membership of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum
Goodwill ambassador to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
Consultor for the administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See
European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission (he is now in his second term as chairman)

Source: [http://www.trilateral.org/membship/bios/ps.htm] Peter Sutherland’s biography hosted at The Trilateral Commission.

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