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The Consul General

Mauro LORENZINI is an Italian diplomat with 25 years of experience in various fields of international relations.

Born in Livorno in 1967. Graduated in Political Science at the “Cesare Alfieri” University of Florence in 1993, he entered a diplomatic career following a competition in December 1998. Between 1998 and 2000 he worked at the Directorate General for Multilateral Political Affairs and Human rights.

Between 2000 and 2004 he served at the Consulate in Newark, as deputy head of mission. Subsequently, from 2004 to 2008 he was assigned to the Italian Embassy in Pretoria, as first commercial secretary.

Since July 2008 he has been in service at the Diplomatic Institute of the Directorate General for Human Resources and Organization. From 2011 to 2015 he served at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the international organizations in Geneva. From 2015 to 2017 he served at the Consulate General in Caracas, as Head of Mission.

Following his return to the Farnesina, at the Directorate General for Globalization and Global Issues, he served as Envoy for Chad in 2017, and as Head of the Unit for West Africa and Central Africa, from 2018 to October 2022.

From 5 October 2022 he assumed the functions of Consul General of Italy in Houston.