Fernando Rainieri, Dominican minister, Dead

Fernando Rainieri died on October 6, 2015.

He was a tourism entrepreneur, minister and diplomat of the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican President Joaquin Balaguer appointed him Secretary of State (Minister) of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, in 1986.

Fernando was director of the Institute for the Development of Tourism Infrastructure, president for the Americas of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), secretary of the Board of the Round-table of Commonwealth countries, as well as president of the Dominican chapter of the organization Save the Children.

His parents were Francisco Ranieri Franceschini and Venice Margarita Marranzini Lepore, Isidoro Ranieri and Bianca Franceschini were his grandparents.

He was appointed Honorary Consul of Australia in the Dominican Republic, in April 2014.

Fernando Rainieri passed away on October 6, 2015 in Santo Domingo.