Project Description

Stefano Stefanini

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Brussels Director, Project Associates, Former Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO, Brussels

Brussels Director, Project Associates, London.
Advisor, Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), Los Angeles.
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington.
Senior Advisor, Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan
Columnist, La Stampa, Turin.

Board of Directors of the Center for American Studies, Rome.

Board of Directors of the European Leadership Network, London.

Diplomatic Advisor to the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano; Permanent Representative at NATO; Deputy Chief of Mission, Washington Embassy. He served in New York, UN; Moscow; Washington; Perth, Western Australia.

Strong expertise in Transatlantic affairs, security, defence capabilities and industry, relations with Russian, EU affairs. As Diplomatic Advisor from 2010 to 2013, he provided to the President analysis on international affairs and organized his international agenda, including Italy’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2011 and visits abroad, including Beijing, Jerusalem, Washington, New York, major European capitals.

Vice Chairman of OTO Melara, Finmeccanica, 2013-2014.

Senior Advisor to the Podesta Group, Washington, 2013-2017.

Law degree from the University of Pisa magna cum laude (1970); master’s degree from the ISPI, Milan (1972). Bar exam in Milan (1974).

Lieutenant in the Alpine corps, Italian army.

Grand Cross, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Honours from France, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Morocco and South Korea.

Fluent in Italian, English and French.