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Inigo Lambertini is the new Italian Ambassador in London



Inigo Lambertini is the new Italian Ambassador in London

Inigo Lambertini is, as of 6th October 2022, the Ambassador of Italy to the United Kingdom, after having served as a diplomat in four different continents. He is the nineteenth Italian Ambassador to the United Kingdom since the founding of the Italian Republic, the thirty-sixth since Italian unity and the first from Italy who will present the Letter of credence to King Charles III.

Retracing his career path - in 1987 he began his diplomatic career with an assignment to the Foreign Ministry’s Directorate of Economic Affairs in Rome; From 1991 – 1993 he served as Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Italy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (ex Zaire). Following this, he was assigned to the Italian embassy in Brazil, where he headed the commercial office from 1993 until 1997.

Between 1997 and 1999 he was Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the EU in Brussels and from 1999-2001 he served as Adviser to the Coordination Unit of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome.

In 2001 he was posted to Washington DC, where, until 2005 he was Counsellor on Domestic Policy at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and subsequently became First Counsellor.

Following his time in the United States, from 2005-2009 he served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the OECD in Paris.

In January 2009 he was promoted to the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary. In 2014 Inigo Lambertini was appointed Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador.

In 2017 he became Deputy Head of the Italian Delegation at the UNSC, while in November of that same year he served as co-Chair of the Security Council.

Since July 2018, Lambertini took his duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome as Chief of Diplomatic Protocol, a position he has held until his very recent arrival in London on 6th October 2022.

In January 2021 he was promoted to the rank of Ambassador.

He holds the Honour of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

On his posting to London, Ambassador Lambertini has stated that it is taking place “during a very unique historical moment, with momentous changes that are still underway, but at the same time in line with secular traditions”. His approach to guiding the diplomatic mission will centre on “pragmatism, the safeguard of the many Italian nationals and of the Italian companies based in the United Kingdom.” Furthermore, he stated that he also aims for “continuous political and cultural dialogue with the objective of further strengthening the deep friendship which ties Italy and the UK”.