Ambassador Giampiero Massolo holds a degree in Political Sciences from LUISS. He served at the Italian Embassy to the Holy See and at the Embassy to Moscow. From 1985 to 1988 he was a member of Italy’s Permanent Mission to the European Union in Brussels as spokesman for the Italian delegation. In 1996 he was Head of the Press and Information Office and Spokesman for the Minister of Foreign Affairs and from 2001 to 2004 he served as Deputy Secretary-General of the MFA. In 2004 he was appointed Director General for Multilateral Political Affairs and Human Rights and, shortly after that, Head of the Cabinet of the Minister. In 2007 he was nominated Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2008 and 2009 he served as the Prime Minister’s personal representative (sherpa) for the G8 and G20 Summits. On May 11, 2012 he was appointed Chief of the National intelligence community.