Riccardo Guariglia appointed Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
He will succeed Ettore Francesco Sequi as of March
A highly experienced diplomat, Ambassador Guariglia is currently Head of the Diplomatic Mission in Madrid.
He began his diplomatic career in 1985 and has served in Cairo, in Brussels (as Consul), at the Permanent Representation to NATO (as Political Advisor) and in Brasilia (as Deputy Head of Mission). He was Principal Director for the Countries of Europe from 2008 to 2011, and was appointed Ambassador in Warsaw in 2011, before taking on the duties of Head of the Diplomatic Protocol of the Republic in 2014. He served as Head of Cabinet from 2018 to 2019. Born in Chicago in 1961 from a Neapolitan family, he holds a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Rome.
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