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Ambassador Stefano DE LEO

  • July 18, 1966 Born in Belgrade (Republic of Serbia);
  • 1991 Graduates in Law at the Sapienza University of Rome;
  • March 1992 Passes the Foreign Service Officer Test and becomes a commissioned member of the Italian Foreign Service.


  • 1995-1998 Consul in Saarbrucken (Germany);
  • 1998-2001 First Secretary Embassy of Italy in Al Kuwait;
  • 2001-2003 Consul in Shkoder (Albania);
  • 2006-2008 Counsellor, Italian Embassy in Baghdad (Iraq);
  • 2008-2012 Ambassador in Moldova;
  • 2012-2014 Consul General of Italy in Lagos (Nigeria);
  • 2014-2018 Head of Delegation of the European Union in Juba (South Sudan);
  • 2018-2021 Ambassador of Italy to Congo Brazzaville;
  • January 3, 2022 Ambassador Designate of the Italian Republic to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to the ECOWAS, with Concurrent Accreditation to the Republic of Benin.

Other Positions and Honours

  • 1989 Second Lieutenant Carabinieri Corps;
  • 2010 Awarded the Italian National Honour “Cavaliere Ufficiale dell’Ordine al Merito della Republica” (Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic) by the President of the Italian Republic.