Daniela d’Orlandi: Meet the Hardworking ambassador of Italy to Ghana and Togo
Daniela ďOrlandi was born in Athens. She graduated in Applied Economics with honors at the University of Paris-Dauphine in 1996, where she also obtained a Master in International Relations with honors in 1997.
In December 2000, she entered a diplomatic career. She served at the Diplomatic Protocol at the Office in charge of visits Abroad and in Italy.
She was once the Deputy Head of Mission at the Italian Embassy in Santo Domingo. And later became the Representative at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the Council in Europe in Strasbourg, where she followed the Human rights, legal, cultural, and budget issues for four years.
She was later nominated as the Chief of Staff of the Diplomatic Protocol in charge of General Affairs in 2013 and served for three years after working with them for a year in Rome.
In 2016, she was the first counselor at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva and Head of the Human Rights Section during the mandate of Italy as a member of the UN Human Rights Council.
Since 24th August 2020, she has been the Ambassador of Italy to Ghana and Togo.
She speaks English, French and Spanish. She is married with three children (two boys and one girl).
She paid a courtesy call on the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame on 5th May 2021 at his office and her mission was to deepen the ties and foster collaboration between Italy and Ghana. And on the 20th of May 2022, she called again to deepen the relationship between Ghana and Italy.
And on the 23rd of June 2022 which is Thursday, she said, she wishes to see Black Stars win the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament later this year.
Written by: Ellen Nimo