Stefano ZANINI Born in Catania, on 13 September 1962. Graduated in law from the University of Padua, on 14 March 1987.
After passing the diplomacy competition, he was nominated Diplomatic Career Volunteer (specialising in commercial diplomacy), 4 March 1991.
At the Diplomatic Institute, he attended a professional training course, 4 March-4 December 1991.
At the Directorate General for Development Cooperation, Office XV, 5 December 1991.
Appointed Legation Secretary, 5 December 1991.
Designated Second Secretary for Trade in Colombo, 5 March 1994.
Confirmed at the same Embassy as First Secretary for Trade, 1 January 1996.
Designated First Secretary for Trade at Helsinki, 21 March 1997.
At the Directorate General for Human Resources, Office II, 21 March 2001.
Appointed Legation Counsellor, 2 July 2001.
From December 2001 to June 2002 he attended a professional refresher course, at the Diplomatic Institute, for Legation Counsellors, pursuant to article 17(7) of Legislative Decree 85/2000.
Appointed to perform the duties of Chief of Office II, at the Directorate General for Human Resources, 27 May 2003.
Acting Consul-General in Osaka, 1 August 2005.
Appointed Embassy Counsellor, 2 July 2006.
Confirmed as Consul-General in Osaka, 29 August 2006.
Appointed First Counsellor in Stockholm, 13 August 2007.
Appointed First Counsellor in Warsaw, 1 September 2010.
Directly subordinate to the Director General for Cultural and Economic Promotion, 2 September 2013. Chief of Office III of the said Directorate General, 25 November 2013.
Directly subordinate to the Chief of the Diplomatic Protocol, 22 June 2015.
Appointed Deputy-Chief of the Diplomatic Protocol, 3 August 2015.
Minister Plenipotentiary, 2 January 2016.
Chief of the Service for Legal Affairs, Diplomatic Disputes and International Agreements, 20 December 2019.
Invested as Knight / Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, 2009.