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The Ambassador

Ambasciatore Lambertini

Inigo Lambertini

– Appointed Ambassador of Italy to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by the Italian Government in February 2022;

– In January 2021 he was promoted to the rank of Ambassador;

– On 24 July 2018 Min. Plen. Lambertini took his duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome as Chief of Diplomatic Protocol;

– 2017: Deputy Head of the Italian Delegation at the UNSC. November 2017: co-Chair of the Security Council;

– Min. Plen. Lambertini was appointed Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations on 7 January 2014 with the rank of Ambassador;

– From 2010 – 2014 he served as Principal Director for Country Promotion at the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome;

– From 2009 – 2010 he was appointed Advisor to the Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry for Economic Diplomacy;

– In January 2009 he was promoted to the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary;

– From 2005-2009 he served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the OECD in Paris;

– During this mandate, he became Coordinator of the Task Force created by the Italian Government in Paris to support the candidature of the City of Milan for “EXPO 2015”;

– From 2001-2005 he was Counsellor on Domestic Policy at the Embassy of Italy in Washington and subsequently First Counsellor;

– During the same period he was appointed as Observer to the OAS;

– From 1999-2001 he served as Adviser to the Coordination Unit of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome;

– From 1997- 1999 he was Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the EU in Brussels and Coordinator of COREPER I (Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council of the European Union);

– From 1993-1997 he was Head of the Commercial Office at the Embassy of Italy in Brasilia, Brazil;

– From 1991 – 1993 he served as Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Italy in Kinshasa, DRC (ex Zaire);

– From 1987-1991 he was assigned to the Foreign Ministry’s Directorate of Economic Affairs in Rome;

– In 1987 he entered the Diplomatic Service specializing in economics and business;

– From 1984 – 1985 he completed his fellowship research at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium funded by the Italian National Research Council (C.N.R.);

– In June 1983 he graduated in Law cum laude from Università Federico II in Naples;

– He is fluent in Italian (native), English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese;

– He was born in Naples, Italy on 10 June 1959. He is married and has two children.

Main Honours

Italy – Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

Sovereign Military Order of Malta – Grand Cross of the Order pro Merito Melitensi

Sweden – First Class Commander of the Order of the Polar Star

Spain – Commander by Number of the Order of Isabella the Catholic

Romania – Grand Cross of the National Order of Faithful Service

Austria – Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Star for Services to the Republic of Austria

Germany – Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Brazil – Commander of the Order of Rio Branco

France – Officer of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic.