IBG welcomed the new Italian Consul General in Jeddah, Dr. Elisabetta Martini, with a reception by all IBG members, sponsors, and supporters to offer her a warm welcome into her new community in Jeddah. An “All Italian” buffet was served as the music of a saxophone soloist completed the theme of the evening.
Born and raised in Rome, Dr. Elisabetta Martini graduated from “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 2008, with a Masters in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Sciences. She entered the diplomatic career in 2012 when she spent the last years working at the European Union in Brussels.
Among other positions, she worked at the Middle East and Arab League Office of the Directorate General for Political and Security Affairs, dealing with the Syrian conflict.
In February 2014, she took service at the Unit for the preparation of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU. In January the 2, 2015, she was designated as Consul General of Italy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and as Italian Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). She is the author of several papers on the Reform of the United Nations’ Security Council.