Stefano Pontecorvo, a long-time diplomat, was a NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, closely following developments within the country. After the Taliban took power, Pontecorvo coordinated the evacuation of 124 people.
Born in 1957, Stefano Pontecorvo entered the diplomatic career in 1985. From 2013 to 2015 he worked as diplomatic adviser to the Italian defense minister, operating on NATO political-military issues, while between 2015 and 2020 he was Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan.
Among the prominent roles held by Pontecorvo, there is that of Deputy Head of Mission at the Italian Embassy in London, Deputy Director General for Sub-Saharan Africa at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Head of Mission at the Italian Embassy in Moscow. Ambassador Pontecorvo has been appointed Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
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