|Director-General of the World Trade Organization|
1 May 1995 – 1 September 1999
|Preceded by||Peter Sutherland|
|Succeeded by||Mike Moore|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
11 June 2001 – 6 January 2002
|Prime Minister||Silvio Berlusconi|
|Preceded by||Giuliano Amato|
|Succeeded by||Silvio Berlusconi|
|Minister of Foreign Trade|
28 July 1987 – 12 April 1991
|Prime Minister||Giovanni Goria|
Ciriaco De Mita
|Preceded by||Mario Sarcinelli|
|Succeeded by||Vito Lattanzio|
|Born||9 April 1930|
|Died||4 August 2013 (aged 83)|
|Political party||Italian Socialist Party|
|Spouse(s)||Paola Tomacelli Filomarino|
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 Organization from 1995 to 1999 and briefly served as Italy's Foreign Minister in 2001.
Born in Naples on 9 April 1930, Ruggiero graduated from Naples University in 1953 with a law degree. 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.
- "E' morto l'ex ministro Renato Ruggiero: guidò la Farnesina sotto il governo Berlusconi". Repubblica.it. Retrieved 2013-08-05.
- "Berlusconi cabinet". VIPS. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "Former Steering Committee Members". bilderbergmeetings.org. Bilderberg Group. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
- L'Harmattan web site (in French)