President of SIOI; Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy (2008-2011)
Franco Frattini is President of the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), a non-profit organization of internationalist character, working under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Special Advisor to the Serbian Government for the EU integration process, and President of the High Court of Sport Justice (CONI); Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process. He is an Italian Magistrate who became State Prosecutor in 1981. In 1986 he was appointed Administrative magistrate following a public competition. Today he is the Justice and Chamber President to the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d’Etat). He served twice as a Former Italian Foreign Minister (2002-2004 and 2008-2011), and as a Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security (2004-2008). Previously, he had served as the Secretary-General of the Prime Minister's Office (1994), President of the Parliamentary Committee for Intelligence and Security Services and State Secrets (1996), Minister for Civil Service and for the Coordination of Information and Security Services (2001-2002), and a Member of the Prime Minister Commission for the Constitutional reforms (2013 - 2014). From 2011 to 2013 Franco Frattini was the President of the De Gasperi Foundation. He is the recipient of “Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic” and “Commander of the Legion of Honour” by the President of France. In 2011, Mr. Frattini received the Golden neck-chain of the Olympic Order, the highest honour of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The award was a recognition of his personal commitment and of Italy’s efforts to have the IOC awarded Observer status at the United Nations. Franco Frattini is also decorated with the “Order of Friendship”, a state decoration of the Russian Federation. Mr. Frattini was born in Rome on March 14th, 1957.