A native of Rome, Maurizio Forte graduated with a Degree in Agriculture with maximum credits and a Master in Political Science – International Politics – with honors.
He began his career in 1984 at ITA/Italian Trade Commission Headquarters in Rome, where he served until 1996 in technical and promotional activities in food and agriculture sector and promotional activities in major equipment-manufacturing sectors.
In 1996 he was posted to serve as the Deputy Trade Commissioner at ITA’s Shanghai Office.
In 2000 he returned to Rome as an Executive to direct the Food and Agriculture Department.
In 2004 he was appointed Director of ITA/Italian Trade Commission in Shanghai where he served until 2013.
He subsequently directed the ITA Office in Moscow as the Executive Director for the Russian Federation, Armenia, Belorussia and Turkmenistan.
Since May 2015 he is the Director for ITA/Italian Trade Commission in New York and the Executive Director for the ICE USA offices.
Knight, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic