Prime Minister of Italy (1996-1998; 2006-2008), 10th President of the European Commission (1994-2004)
Romano Prodi served twice as Prime Minister of Italy: in 1996-1998 and 2006-2008, and as the 10th President of the European Commission in1999-2004. He was appointed by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Envoy for the Sahel. Romano Prodi is also a member of the Club de Madrid, an international organization of former democratic statesmen, which works to strengthen democratic governance and leadership. He was a former member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group. Romano Prodi has the numerous state and academic awards.