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The Ambassador

Born in 1961 in Rome, Ambassador Fabrizio Marcelli has been in the Foreign Service for more than thirty years. He is Ambassador of Italy to Lebanon since May 2nd, 2024.

After graduating in Law from the University of Rome in 1989, he joined Italy’s diplomatic service in 1991. His first foreign assignments were in Antananarivo, Mar de Plata (Argentina) as Consul and later in Cologne.

In 2000, he served within the Directorate General for Weapon Exports Unit, Financial and Economic Cooperation at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

In 2002, he was assigned to the Libyan Desk at the Directorate General for Middle East and Mediterranean Countries.

In 2004, he was Counsellor for Emigration and Social Affairs in Buenos Aires where he was reconfirmed in 2007 as First Counsellor for Emigration and Social Affairs.

In 2008, he was appointed Consul General in San Francisco.

In 2012, he served as Head of Human Rights Unit at the Directorate General for Security and Political Affairs at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

In 2014, he was appointed Ambassador to Mogadishu.

In 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary.

In 2016, he was appointed Ambassador to Wellington with extended authority to the islands of Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands and Niue.

In 2020, he served within the Directorate General for European Union in charge of following Trans- European Networks at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

In 2021, he was appointed Chargé d’Affaires in Kinshasa.

In the same year, he was appointed as Coordinator for Trans-European Networks within the Directorate General for European Union at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

In 2022, he was appointed Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

In 2023, he served as a Coordinator for Multilateral Legal Diplomacy activities within the Directorate General for Global Affairs at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.