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The Ambassador


The Ambassador

Curriculum vitae Ambassador Antonino Maggiore

Born in Rome in 1974, Antonino Maggiore graduated in Law from the Catholic University “Sacro Cuore” of Milan. He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1999.

He started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Directorate General for Italian Citizens Abroad and Migration Policies, where he contributed to organize the First Conference of Italian Consuls in the world. From 2002 to 2005 he is at the Italian Embassy in Beijing, with the task of strengthening economic and commercial relations with China. From 2005 to 2010 he is at the Italian Embassy in Ankara, dealing with political aspects in a phase particularly intense of the bilateral relationship between Italy and Turkey.
Back to the Headquarters in Rome, he serves at the Minister’s Cabinet Office, where he liaise with the Italian Parliament.
From 2013 he is at the Permanent Representation at the European Union in Brussels, where initially he is the organizational coordinator of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council in 2014 and later plays the role of Antici, the closest counsellor of our EU Ambassador, preparing meetings of EU Heads of State and Heads of Government.
In 2017 he is at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Office of the Diplomatic Advisor, and prepares meetings of the European Union Leaders. The same year, in December, at the Ministry he is appointed Officer Manager in charge of the coordination of the Presidency of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Vienna, that Italy held for a year, in 2018.

From August 1st, 2019 he is Ambassador of Italy to Zambia. He is also Ambassador to Malawi and Representative of Italy to the Organization of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

He is awarded the title of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.