Ambassador (Ret.) Stefano Stefanini

Brussels Director, Project Associates, London.

Advisor, Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), Los Angeles.

Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security, Atlantic Council, Washington.

Senior Advisor, Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan

Columnist, La Stampa, Turin.

Board of Directors of the Center for American Studies, Rome.

Board of Directors of the European Leadership Network, London.

Ambassador Stefano Stefanini was Diplomatic Advisor to the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano; Italian Permanent Representative at NATO; Deputy Chief of Mission at the Italian Embassy in Washington. He had previously served in New York, United Nations; Moscow; Washington; Perth, Western Australia.

Substantial expertise in Transatlantic affairs, international security, defence capabilities and industry, as well as in Western and European relations with Russia and in EU affairs. As Diplomatic Advisor from 2010 to 2013, Stefano Stefanini provided to the President of Italy analysis on international, European and security affairs and organized his international agenda, including Italy’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2011 and several official visits abroad, counting Beijing, Jerusalem, Washington, New York and all major European capitals.

Senior Advisor to the Podesta Group, Washington, 2013-2017.

Vice Chairman of OTO Melara, a Finmeccanica defence Company, 2013-2014.

Law degree from the University of Pisa magna cum laude and master’s degree from the Institute for International Political Studies in Milan. Bar exam in Milan in 1974.

Lieutenant in the Alpine corps of the Italian army. Recipient of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Honours from several foreign governments, including France, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Morocco and South Korea.

Stefano Stefanini speaks fluently Italian, English and French and writes regularly on international affairs.