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The Ambassador


The Ambassador

Carlo Baldocci

Born in Rome in 1966, he graduated with honors in Law at Sapienza University of Rome in 1990 with a thesis on sanctions in international law.

He entered the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1992, where he served first in the Directorate General for Political Affairs - Middle East Office, then in the General Secretariat Office.

In 1995 he was assigned to the Embassy of Italy in Tehran, where he held the position of Head of the Economic and Commercial Office. In 1999 he was posted to Washington where he served as Chief of Staff to the Italian Ambassador to the United States. He returned to Rome in 2003, where he served for ten years as Diplomatic Adviser to all Ministers who succeeded from 2003 to 2013 as Ministers of Economy and Finance.

Upon his return to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013, Ambassador Baldocci was assigned to the Directorate General for the Country Promotion, where he headed the newly established Unit tasked with outlining the policies and initiatives in the field of foreign investments attraction. In 2015, he was then seconded from the Italian MFA to Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (the Italian National Promotional Bank), first as Director for International Affairs, then as Head of Public Affairs and member of the Group Management Committee.

In April 2019 he resumed his duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, within the Directorate General for the Country Promotion. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the State of Kuwait since September 16, 2019.

During the years spent at the Ministry of Economy and Finance and at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, he also held positions in numerous inter-ministerial committees and international working groups. Besides, by authorization of the Italian Foreign Ministry, he held governance positions in some Italian State participated companies: Chairman of Cdp Reti (2017-2019), Member of the Board of Directors of Finmeccanica (2011-2013) and of Ansaldo Energia (2018-2019).

He is Knight Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and a Knight of the French Ordre National du Mérite.

Married to Mrs. Cristiana Turchetti, he has a daughter.