H.E. Michele Cervone d’Urso

About the Speaker
  • Profession
    EU Ambassador
  • Company
    To the Delegation of European Union to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia

H.E. Michele Cervone d’Urso

EU Ambassador for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and OmanĀ 

H.E. Michele Cervone d’Urso has been appointed EU Ambassador for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman and Qatar. He was previously EU Special Envoy and Ambassador for Somalia and been extensively involved on Somalia’s political transition and EU engagement in the Horn of Africa. From 2008 to 2012, Mr Cervone d’Urso was the first European Union Head of Delegation and Ambassador to Yemen where he was significantly engaged in the political settlement in Yemen.

From 2004 to 2008, he was responsible for the Horn of Africa in Brussels under the leadership of Commissioner Louis Michel. He has held previous postings in Southern Africa and has focused on countries in transition. Mr Cervone d’Urso is a career diplomat of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and working for the EU since 1996.

He is a graduate of St Andrews University (United Kingdom) and has a wife and two children.