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Lorenzo Galanti - Ambassador of Italy in Bangkok


Born in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1968. He graduated in political sciences in Florence in 1992.

Starting diplomatic career in 1993 at the Department of Cultural Affairs, he complied with national military service in Air Force in 1994 and, once back at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995, he took up his post in the Press and Institutional Communication Service. From 1997 to 2001 he served as First Secretary at the Italian Embassy in Damascus, dealing mainly with commercial, development cooperation and consular sectors. In 2001 he moved to the Embassy in Dakar, with competence for Senegal, Capo Verde, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Mali e Mauritania, acting as Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission until 2005.

Returning to Rome in 2005, he was assigned to the Directorate General for Human Resources, Budget and Innovation until 2007, when he was appointed as Head of the Office of the Secretary General. In 2010 he moved to Washington, DC where he took up the position of First Counsellor responsible for economic, commercial and scientific affairs.

After returning to the Ministry in 2014, he was appointed as Head of the Office of the UnderSecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sen. Benedetto Della Vedova, carrying out in this role numerous missions to Asian Countries, in particular in South-East Asia. Promoted Minister Plenipotentiary in 2016, in 2018 he was appointed as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, accredited also in the Kingdom of Cambodia and Lao P.D.R.

He speaks English, German and French.

He is married and has three children.