Representative of Italy
Amedeo de Franchis
1998 - 2002
Ambassador Amedeo de Franchis was born on 9th August 1939 in Naples.
He received his law degree in 1961 from the University of Rome and entered
the diplomatic service in September 1962.
From 1962 to 1965, Mr. de Franchis served at the East-West Desk in the
Political Affairs General Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
After fulfilling military service obligations as an army lieutenant
in the Alpine forces, he returned to Political Affairs at the Ministry
until July 1967.
From July 1967 to December 1970, Mr. de Franchis was assigned to the
Italian Consulate General in New York, first as Vice Consul and then a
Deputy Consul General.
He then served at the Italian Embassy in Teheran until February 1976
as Counselor, and, for a lengthy period, as Charg d'Affaires.
Mr. de Franchis then returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in
Rome, where he was assigned to the NATO Desk, first as Deputy Head and
the Head, a post he held until September 1979.
Mr. de Franchis was then assigned to the Permanent Delegation of Italy
to NATO, as First Counselor for political-military affairs. From July
1983 to July 1984 he was Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO.
From July 1984 until January 1988 Mr. de Franchis was Ambassador of
Italy to Pakistan.
He took office as Deputy Secretary General of NATO in July 1989 and
remained in such position until February, 1994 when he became Director
General of Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador de Franchis took office as Permanent Representative of Italy
to the North Atlantic Council in April 1998.
He is married and has four children.