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Ambassador Pasquale Terracciano


Ambassador Pasquale Terracciano

Pasquale TERRACCIANO was born in Naples on 4 May 1956. He studied law, graduating in 1978 and passing the Bar exam in 1980.

He began his diplomatic career in 1981 at the EU Directorate General for Personnel. In 1985 he was posted to Rio de Janeiro as Consul and from 1989 to 1992 he served as First Secretary at the Italian Representation to NATO, where his duties included media relations.

In 1993 he returned to Rome, where he worked first at the Department for EU Coordination at the Economic Affairs Directorate and then as counsellor in the Minister’s Cabinet.

From 1996 to 2000 he served as First Counsellor at the Embassy of Italy in London, as well as Deputy Director for Italy at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

In 2000 he returned to the Italian Representation to NATO as First Counsellor, where he was responsible for negotiations between NATO and the EU.

In 2001 he became Deputy Head of Cabinet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 2004 to June 2006 he was Head of the Information and Press Office and Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He was Ambassador to Madrid from 31 July 2006 to 20 July 2010.

On 21 November 2011 he became Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister and was the Prime Minister's Sherpa at the G8 and G20.

From 27 March 2013 he also covered the role of Cabinet Chief of the Minister of Foreign Affairs ad interim.

He has been Ambassador to London since 1 May 2013 and is also accredited to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). 

He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

He is married and has two sons and a daughter.