- Patrizio Fondi
Mr. Fondi has been appointed as a Special Envoy of the Department of Political and Security Affairs of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in September 2019.
During his 34 years of career, he held different roles in the Italian and European diplomacy. He was Ambassador of the European Union to the United Arab Emirates (2015-2019) and Ambassador of Italy to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2013-2015).
He also served as Diplomatic Advisor of the Italian Minister of Culture (2008-2013) and Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to UNESCO in Paris (2004-2008). He worked as well in the Italian Diplomatic Missions in Stockholm, New York (United Nations) and Tirana.
At the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, he served in the Department for Culture, in the Department for Political Affairs and in the Department for Development Cooperation.
He was decorated with the Order of the Polar Star of the Kingdom of Sweden (2008), with the Order of Commendatore of the Republic of Italy (2012), with the Grand Cordon of the Order of Istqlal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2015) and with the Order of Indipendence –First Class of the United Arab Emirates (2019).