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The Permanent Representative

Ambassador Marco Peronaci

Il Rappresentante Permanente presso la NATO, Ambasciatore Marco Peronaci, in piedi accanto alle bandiere dell'Alleanza Atlantica, dell'Italia e dell'Unione Europea

Born in Pavia in 1965. Graduated cum laude in Political Sciences from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome in 1987, he obtained a Master in International Studies at SIOI Rome the following year before successfully undertaking the national competition to become a diplomat in 1988. He performed military service in the Italian Air Force in 1989, in Taranto and Vigna di Valle.

In 2018, he was bestowed the honor of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic; in 1998 he received the Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasures, Golden rays with Great Collar.

In December 2022, he has been appointed Permanent Representative to the Atlantic Council (NATO) with the rank and title of Ambassador.

He previously held posts in Rome, Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Kampala (Uganda, with secondary accreditation also in Rwanda and Burundi).

In particular, he has been:

– Ambassador as Italian Permanent Representative to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union in Brussels (2020-2022);

– Special Envoy for Brexit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2018-2020);

– Spokesperson and Head of the communication and press office at Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2017-2018);

– Diplomatic Advisor to the Italian Minister of Internal Affairs (2015-2017);

– Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative in Brussels and Chair of Coreper I during the Italian presidency of the EU in 2014 (2012-2015);

– Diplomatic Advisor to the Italian Minister of Justice (2009-2012).

In Rome, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in three Directorates-General (Political Affairs, Personnel and Administration, and Migration and Social Affairs). He pursued his career overseas at the Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels (2006-2009) and at Italian Embassies in Paris (2002-2006), Tokyo (1993-1998) and Kampala (in Uganda, with accreditation in Rwanda and Burundi) (1991-1993).

He speaks English, French, Spanish and Japanese. He is the author of essays and publications on European and Asian policy issues.