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The Consul General


Thomas Botzios was born in Rome, on May 11, 1970 where he graduated in law on January 24, 1995 at “La Sapienza” University.

After working as a freelancer and in the private sector he entered the diplomatic career at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Dicember 17, 2001.

His first assignment was at the DG for Human Resources.

He served abroad as Head of the Economic and Commercial Office in Belgrade (2005 – 2009), and as Chief of Staff to the Ambassador at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. (2009-2013).

In 2013 he returned to the headquarters of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome to work at the DG for Political Affairs and Security at the International cooperation against global threats office.

From 2014 to 2020 he worked as deputy Head of The Crisis Unit at the Secretariat General of the Ministry of Foreign Office .

On October 13, 2020 he took office as Consul General in Chicago, Illinois, whose jurisdiction includes Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Thomas Botzios is married and is fluently in Italian, English, Spanish and Greek.