Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo

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Former acting Secretary General of NATO.

Employment.png Acting Secretary General of NATO

In office
December 17, 2003 - January 1, 2004
Preceded byGeorge Robertson
Succeeded byJaap de Hoop Scheffer

Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo is an Italian diplomat who served as Deputy Secretary General of NATO from 2001 to 2007,[1] and as acting Secretary General of NATO from 17 December 2003 to 1 January 2004, in between the tenures of George Robertson and Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.


In the period 1997-2001, as diplomatic adviser to the Italian Defense Ministers Nino Andreatta and Carlo Scognamiglio, he played a leading role in the wars against Yugoslavia. In 2000 he was a founding member of the Committee for Politics and Security of the European Union, under the supervision of Javier Solana.

In 2011 he became president of the NATO Defense College Foundation.

Exceptionally for a Secretary General of NATO, Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo is not known to be a Bilderberg attendee.

He is member of the Italy-USA Foundation.


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