Armando Varricchio became the Ambassador of Italy to the United States on March 2, 2016. His career highlights are as follows:
1985: assistant to the CFO of Marzotto Group spa
1986: joins the Civil Service
1986: Second Secretary - Italian Embassy Budapest (Head of the Economic Office)
1992: First Secretary - Italian Mission to the EC (coordination of Foreign Affairs, Ecofin and Justice/Home Affairs Councils - member of the Italian delegations to the European Summits of Heads of State and Government)
1996: Counselor - Prime Minister’s Office (Head of Europe and Asia Desk)
1998: Chief of Staff to the Minister for European Affairs.
1999: Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the European Commission - Personal Representative (Sherpa) at the G7/G8 Summits of Okinawa, Genoa and Kananaskis.
2002: First Counselor - Italian Embassy in Washington (Head of the Economic, Trade and Scientific Affairs Section)
2006: Minister Plenipotentiary - Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the Republic
2009: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Belgrade
2012: Deputy Secretary General - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2013: Diplomatic Advisor and G7/G20 Sherpa of the Prime Minister
2014: Ambassador of Italy
2016: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Washington
Ambassador Armando Varricchio (Venice - June 13, 1961) holds an MA (Summa cum Laude) in International Relations (University of Padua).
Grand Officer of the Order of merit the Republic of Italy, he is awarded with numerous honors from various foreign countries.
Married with Mrs. Micaela Barbagallo, he has two sons (Federico and Umberto)