Vice President - Associazione Italia-ASEAN, Italy
Executive Vice President of the Italia-ASEAN Association since its inception, whose creation he was instrumental to, Michelangelo Pipan is an Italian retired career diplomat with a vast experience in economic, cultural and development diplomacy.
He has held several senior postings in Europe, Asia and Africa. His first assignment abroad was to the Embassy in Manila in 1981 and he concluded his career as Ambassador to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia (2009-2013).
His extensive knowledge on South East Asia is also due to the positions he held in Rome at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the departments for the Economy in the 80s and for Development Co-operation in the 90s.