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Curriculum Vitae


Curriculum Vitae

Silvia Chiave was born in Milan, on January 16, 1975 and has lived most of her life abroad.
Back in Italy for university studies, she graduated in 1998 in Economics at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and the following year she received a Master in International Relations at the Institute for International Political Studies in the same city.

At the end of 2000 she joined the diplomatic career within the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After three years at the Directorate General for the Countries of Asia, Oceania, Pacific and Antarctica, she served from 2004 and 2006 at the Italian Embassy in New Delhi, where she was in charge for economic and trade relations along with cultural promotion. In October 2006 she was Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Italian Embassy in Luxembourg. In 2009 she returned to Rome where she was appointed Deputy European Correspondent. In this capacity, she dealt with foreign affairs, defense and European security policy also coordinating Italy's participation in the European Union mission. Then she became Chief of Staff of the Director General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation and, from 2014, she was Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Italian Embassy in Tunisia where she had the chance to witness the democratic transition progress of the North- African country. She took office as Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles since December 3, 2018. 

Silvia Chiave is married with two children and is passionate about theater, reading and snowboarding. She is also a sommelier and paragliding pilot.