Natalia Quintavalle is an Italian diplomat with over 30 years’ experience in international relations. She has been the Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister of Justice from June 2016 to January 2019. During the same period, she has been elected as President of the Association of Italian women diplomats.
From 2011 to 2016, Min. Plen. Quintavalle was Consul General of Italy in New York.
Previously, she was Deputy Director General for Political Affairs in charge of the United Nations and Human Rights issues, following a significant experience in the multilateral field at the Permanent Missions of Italy to the UN in Geneva and New York.
In Geneva, from November 1999 to February 2004, she held the position of First Counselor for social and health issues (WHO and ILO).
She represented Italy in many international negotiations related to health and social affairs.
In New York, from February 2004 to October 2007, she was the Italian delegate to the Budget Committee of the General Assembly and Head of the Economic and Development sector. She was elected to the South-South Cooperation Committee and represented Italy in the Community of Democracies caucus.
She worked twice at the Department for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, first in the multilateral field and then as head of the Italian non-governmental cooperation.
She was Consul of Italy in Toulouse, France (1989-1991) and First Secretary in charge of political and consular affairs at the Embassy of Italy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1991-1995).
She graduated with honors in Political Science, with a major in Economics, from the University of Pisa.
On January 2019 she has been appointed by the Council of Ministers, Head of the Inspectorate General of the MOFA.
She speaks Italian (mother tongue), French and English.
She is married and has one daughter.