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Biografia Ambasciatore Roberto Natali


Biografia Ambasciatore Roberto Natali

Biography Amb. Natali

Roberto Natali was born in L'Aquila, Italy, on 7 December 1958.

He holds degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. At the Ministry since 1986, he worked on legal issues, extradition agreements and international judicial cooperation, as well as drugs and terrorism. He then served in the Crisis Unit as deputy.

From 1989, he served as Commercial Secretary and Deputy to the Head of Mission at the Italian Embassy in Quito (Ecuador). From 1993 to 1996, he served as Political Adviser and Deputy to the Ambassador in Helsinki (Finland).

Returning to Italy in November 1996, at the Press and Information Service he was in charge, in particular, of relations with the Italian press. In 2001 he was in Washington (USA), where he was the Embassy's First Press and Information Advisor, also taking care of cultural promotion. From 2005 to 2009 he was Consul General of Italy in Barcelona (Spain).

On his return to the Farnesina, he held the post of Head of the Secretariat of the Under-Secretary of State and successive Deputy Ministers until September 2013, when he took up the post of Italian Ambassador in Rabat (Morocco), with subsequent accreditation, from March 2014, also to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Returning to Rome at the end of 2017, he was Special Envoy for Caribbean Countries and, from the following year, Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of Justice.

In 2021, he returned to the Foreign Office and was in charge, at the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation, of coordinating environmental issues, relations with Development Finance Institutions and the private sector.

Since 12 September 2022, he has been the Italian Ambassador in Nairobi, with accreditation also to the Seychelles Islands. He also holds the position of Permanent Representative to the United Nations Programmes for the Environment (UNEP) and Human Settlements (UNHABITAT).