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Raffaele Trombetta begins as the new Ambassador of Italy to London

Handover at the helm of the Embassy of Italy in the UK

Raffaele Trombetta
today takes over from Pasquale Terracciano as head of the Italian diplomatic mission in Grosvenor Square. 

Trombetta was born in Naples in 1960. He obtained a degree in Political Sciences from Federico II University in Naples and a master’s in European Studies from the London School of Economics, beginning his diplomatic career in 1985.

This is his second posting to London: he previously served here as consul from 1990 to 1995. His career also includes postings in Bogotá, Brussels, Beijing and Brasilia; in the latter he was ambassador from 2013 to 2016. He was head of the Paolo Gentiloni’s cabinet when Gentiloni was minister of foreign affairs, and since January 2017 he has been the Italian government representative for the G7 and G20.

Raffaele Trombetta is married to a British citizen and has two children.


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