HE Mr. Paolo Serpi, presented his credentials as the Permanent Representative of Italy to the International Seabed Authority, to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority on 14 November 2012.

Ambassador Serpi has enjoyed a distinguished diplomatic career beginning in 1983 when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Italy. He has served his country with many overseas postings which included assignments to Europe, Central Asia, the USA and South America. 

He holds a Degree in Law from the University of Rome. 

Ambassador Serpi also serves as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Italy to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.