Ambassador of Italy to Singapore
Since 1 September 2023 he has been Ambassador of Italy to Singapore, accredited with the credentials of Ambassador also to the Sultanate of Brunei.
He was at the Press Service of the Farnesina since September 2021 and then Head of the Communication Coordination Unit of the newly established Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy since 1 January 2022, Dante Brandi was in charge of the institutional communication of the Ministry and its diplomatic network, public diplomacy strategies, external communication and use of social media, as well as disinformation and strategic communication.
Appointed Consul General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) in March 2018, he developed the Italian presence in the most dynamic part of the country and assisted the Italian community during the Covid emergency.
He held the position of head of the economic-commercial office of the Italian Embassy in London and Deputy Executive Director for Italy at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development between 2013 and 2018, during the years of Italian economic expansion in the United Kingdom, but also of the economic and financial consequences of Brexit and of the repositioning of the EBRD following the sanctioning interruption of operations in Russia.
From August 2012 to August 2013, at the Directorate General for Political and Security Affairs, he directed the office in charge for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), where he coordinated – among others things – the re-election campaign of the Italian candidate for the position of Secretary General of the Organization.
Adviser for international activities at The Italian Export Credit Agency (SACE) between 2010 and 2012, he supported the agency on critical issues on export credit, project financing and sovereign credit recovery operations in various markets, during the financial crisis.
From January 2007 to July 2010, he served as Chief of Staff at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, while he carried out his first assignment abroad at the Italian Embassy in Sofia from 2002 to 2007, during the years of Bulgaria’s accession to NATO and the European Union.
Dante Brandi joined the Italian foreign service in December 2000 and held his first positions at the Directorate General for Development Cooperation and the Directorate General for Sub-Saharan African Countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Born in Civitavecchia (Rome) on 13 November 1971, he graduated in Political Science at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and served in the Italian Army as a Lieutenant.
He was awarded the Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, and he is married and has four children.