Ambassador Alessandro Busacca took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Italy to the OECD on 14 November 2016.
Mr. Busacca was born in Rome in 1955 and holds a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Rome La Sapienza.
Mr. Busacca joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980 and held a number of high-ranking positions. As part of his first duties abroad he served as Consul in Hong Kong, then as First Secretary at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the UN in New York and as Deputy Head of Mission in Pakistan.
From 1991 to 1994, he was in charge of the Italian media at the Press and Information Service, Office of the Spokesman. In 1994, Mr. Busacca was appointed Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the UN in New York and, in 1995-1996, he was a member of the Italian Delegation to the UN Security Council. In 1997, Mr. Busacca was elected Chairman of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with human rights and social issues.
From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Busacca served as Coordinator for Justice and Home Affairs at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union in Brussels. From 2003 to 2006, he served as UN Coordinator at the General Directorate for Multilateral Political Affairs.
In 2006, Mr. Busacca was appointed Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia and from 2010 to 2013, he was Deputy Director General for Global Issues and G8/G20, being at the same time G8 Foreign Affairs Sous Sherpa for Italy.
From 2013 until his appointment as Permanent Representative of Italy to the OECD, he was Ambassador of Italy to Mexico.