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Italy: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

 

Mr. Antonio Bernardini

Antonio Bernardini, Ambassador of Italy to the OECD  

Ambassador Antonio Bernardini took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Italy to the OECD on 13 January 2020.


Mr. Bernardini holds a degree in Political Science. In 1984, he entered the Diplomatic Service and served in the General Directorate on Immigration at the Foreign Ministry in Rome from 1984 to 1987, including as Chief of Staff. From 1987 to 1990, he was Second Secretary at the Italian Embassy in New Delhi. Then, from 1990 to 1994, he served as First Secretary to the Permanent Mission of Italy to International Organizations in Geneva.


From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Bernardini served at the General Directorate for Economic Affairs in charge of EU external relations in Rome. From 1997 to 2001, he was Head of the Trade Section to the Italian Embassy in Tokyo and coordinator of the operation of the “Italy in Japan 2001” Festival.


From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Bernardini served as First Counsellor in charge of the development desk, including follow-up to the Millenium Summit, at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations. From 2005 to 2006, he was Coordinator for Multilateral Activities at the General Directorate for Development.


In 2006, Mr. Bernardini was promoted to the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary. He then served as a Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister of Environment from 2006 to 2010. In 2010, he was appointed Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations. In 2013, he became Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Prior to taking his duties as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Italy to the OECD in 2020, Mr. Bernardini was Ambassador of Italy to Brazil and Suriname since 2016.


Mr. Bernardini is married and has one son and one daughter.

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OECD work with Italy

Website for the Delegation of Italy to the OECD

https://twitter.com/ItalyatOECD_ESA

 

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