Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland is Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and of BP. He is an Honorary Fellow of OXONIA, The Oxford Institute for Economic Policy; is currently UN Special Representative for Migration and Development; and also serves on the Board of Directors of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. and is associated with the following organisations: Trilateral Commission (Europe) Chairman; World Economic Forum, Foundation Board Member; Chief Executive’s Council of International Advisers (Hong Kong); The Federal Trust, President; Member of The Royal Irish Academy; Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. Prior to his current position, Mr. Sutherland served as: Attorney General of Ireland (1981–1984); EC Commissioner responsible for Competition Policy (1985–1989); Chairman of Allied Irish Banks (1989–1993); Director General of GATT and subsequently the WTO on its creation (1993–1995). His awards include an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George (UK 2004), the Gold Medal of the European Parliament (1988), the First European Law Prize (Paris 1988), The David Rockefeller International Leadership Award (1998), the Grand Cross of Civil Merit (Spain 1989), the Grand Cross of King Leopold II (Belgium 1989), the New Zealand Commemorative Medal (1990), Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (France 1993), Commandeur du Wissam (Morocco 1994), the Order of Rio Branco (Brazil 1996) and the Grand Cross of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique (Portugal 1998). He was also presented with the Robert Schuman Medal for his work for European Integration. Furthermore, he received the European Person of the Year Award (1988), the Irish People of the Year Award (1989), the Consumer for World Trade Annual Award (1994) for distinguished service, and the Dean’s Medal (1996) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has received fourteen honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and America. He was awarded an honorary fellowship of the London Business School in recognition of his contribution to business and trade (1997). His publications include the book Premier Janvier 1993 ce qui va changer en Europe (1989) and numerous articles in law journals. He Chaired the Committee that reported to the EEC Commission on the functioning of the Internal Market after 1992 (The Sutherland Report).