Davide La Cecilia becomes new Italian ambassador to Ukraine
Davide La Cecilia became a new ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Italy to Ukraine on August 29, 2016, the Italian Embassy in Kyiv has said.
According to the information on the official website of the Embassy, Cecilia was born in Rome in 1961, he graduated from the University of Rome with a degree in political science.
In 1989, he began his diplomatic career working in the State Secretariat. In 1992 he became the first vice-consul in Hong Kong, in 1996 the first secretary in London. In 1999, he returned to Rome, where he was appointed head of the General Secretariat.
Between 2001 and 2005 he headed the Commercial and Economic Department of the Italian Embassy in Tokyo, and then, until 2009, held the position of deputy chief of the mission in Tel Aviv.
From 2009 until 2013 he worked in Rome, first as head of the department in the Middle East, and later in the office of the coordinator of the peace process in the Middle East.
In 2011, he received the rank of the minister plenipotentiary, and in 2013 he became consul general in Jerusalem.
Earlier, the post of the Italian Ambassador to Ukraine was held by Fabrizio Romano.