Cornelio Sommaruga

Cornelio Sommaruga

Cornelio Sommaruga

Cornelio Sommaruga was born in Rome in 1932 of Swiss parents. He graduated with a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich in 1957. He held diplomatic posts from 1960-68 in The Hague, Bonn and Rome with the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs. From 1969-73 he was Deputy Head of the Swiss Delegation to EFTA, GATT, UNCTAD and ECE/UN in Geneva, and from 1973-75 he was Deputy Secretary General of EFTA in Geneva.