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Peter Sutherland

Irish international businessman

Peter Denis Sutherland (25 April 1946 – 7 January 2018) was an Irish international businessman and former Attorney General of Ireland, associated with the Fine Gael party. He served as Attorney General from 1981 through 1982 and again from 1982 to 1984.

Peter Sutherland

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UN Special Representative for International Migration
In office
January 2006 – 9 March 2017
Appointed byKofi Annan
Succeeded byLouise Arbour
Chairman of Goldman Sachs
In office
1 July 1995 – 1 May 2015
Director-General of the World Trade Organization
In office
1 July 1993 – 1 May 1995
Preceded byArthur Dunkel
(as Director-General of the GATT)
Succeeded byRenato Ruggiero
European Commissioner for Competition
In office
7 January 1985 – 5 January 1989
PresidentJacques Delors
Preceded byFrans Andriessen
Succeeded byLeon Brittan
19th Attorney General of Ireland
In office
30 June 1981 – 9 March 1982
TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald
Preceded byAnthony J. Hederman
Succeeded byPatrick Connolly
In office
15 December 1982 – 12 December 1984
TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald
Preceded byJohn L. Murray
Succeeded byJohn Rogers
Personal details
Born
Peter Denis Sutherland

(1946-04-25)25 April 1946
Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
Died7 January 2018(2018-01-07) (aged 71)
Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Maruja
Children3
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

Sutherland was also European Commissioner responsible for Competition Policy (1985–89); Founding Director-General of The World Trade Organisation and former Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (1995–2015).

Sutherland died from an illness on 7 January 2018 in Dublin at the age of 71.[1]

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