Peter Sutherland

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Peter Sutherland
GCIH KCMG SC
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UN Special Representative for International Migration
In office
January 2006 – 9 March 2017
Appointed by Kofi Annan
Succeeded by Louise 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 by Arthur Dunkel
(as Director-General of the GATT)
Succeeded by Renato Ruggiero
European Commissioner for Competition
In office
7 January 1985 – 5 January 1989
President Jacques Delors
Preceded by Frans Andriessen
Succeeded by Leon Brittan
19th Attorney General of Ireland
In office
30 June 1981 – 9 March 1982
Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald
Preceded by Anthony J. Hederman
Succeeded by Patrick Connolly
In office
15 December 1982 – 12 December 1984
Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald
Preceded by John L. Murray
Succeeded by John Rogers
Personal details
Born Peter Denis Sutherland
(1946-04-25)25 April 1946
Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
Died 7 January 2018(2018-01-07) (aged 71)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Maruja
Children 3
Alma mater University College Dublin
Religion Roman Catholicism

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.

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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