Ambassador and Head
Delegation of the European Union to Turkey
1979, degree in Law, University of Bologna; 1980, Specialized Higher Studies Diploma in International Administration and Diploma, University Centre for Studies on European Communities, University of Paris; 1980, Study Certificate in European Organizations, International Faculty of Comparative Law, University of Strasbourg; 1980-81, specialization course as preparation to diplomatic career, University of Florence. With European Commission: 1991-92, Principal Administrator and Member of Cabinet to Vice-President Pandolfi; 1993-95, Member of Cabinet, then Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner R Vanni d'Archirafi; 1995-2000, Deputy Head then Head of Cabinet to Commissioner M Monti; 2000-01, Deputy Head of Cabinet then, 2001-04, Head of Cabinet to President Romano Prodi; 2004-10, Director-General, Development and Relations with Africa, Caribbean, Pacific States; since 2010, Director-General, Home Affairs. Since April 2014, Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Turkey.