New Consul General of Italy in New York
Minister Plenipotentiary Natalia Quintavalle, has been appointed as the new Italian Consul General in New York. The appointment has just been finalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The new Consul General will officially start on September 5, 2011.
Minister Natalia Quintavalle was born in Pietrasanta, in the province of Lucca. After graduating in Political Science at the University of Pisa in 1981 she then proceeded to study diplomacy and passed the examinations for diplomatic service in 1986.
After having worked at the Directorate-General for the Italian Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in 1989 she was appointed Italian Consul in Toulouse where she experienced her first steps in the delicate and important consular sector. Following this appointment she was then transferred to Riad where she worked as First Commercial Secretary. Back in Rome, in 1999 she was nominated Counselor of the Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Geneva.
Minister Quintavalle returns to New York for the second time, having previously worked here as First Commercial Counselor of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 2004 to 2007. She currently is Deputy Director-General for Political Affairs and Central Director for the United Nations and Human Rights.
In 2009 she was promoted to Minister Plenipotentiary.