Massimo Gaiani is the Director General for Global Issues and for Asia, Sub Saharian Africa, Latin America at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as of 20 October 2015. He previously served as Ambassador of Italy to Albania (since December 2011).
He entered the diplomatic service in 1982. Since then, he has served in various capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome and at diplomatic missions in Montreal, Washington and Brussels. The Director General has a long experience in European Union affairs. He has been the Foreign Minister’s diplomatic advisor on European affairs, Director General of the Department of European Policies of the Office of the Prime Minister and Head of the Secretariat of the Interministerial Committee for European Affairs.
The Directorate General for Global Affairs
The Directorate General for Global Affairs (DGMO) is responsible for all issues related to global governance. Among the main duties of the Directorate, the issues followed by the International Institutions for Economic, Trade and Multilateral Financial Cooperation, economic and multilateral financial subjects pertinent to the G7-G8-G20 processes and the sectors of energy and the environment.
The Directorate also promotes bilateral political, economic and cultural relations with the countries of Asia and Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa, whose numbers amount to 60% of all United Nations Member States.